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Dr. Laura Wazen

Laura Wazen, DPT

Equinox Physical Therapy

Our expert physical therapists provide treatment and relief from these common issues:

Hannah Leatherman, DPT

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Facial Paralysis

Inner Ear Weakness

Meniere’s Disease

Balance Problems

Stroke

Concussion

Fall Prevention

Parkinson’s Disease

Rest after a Concussion

Rest after a Concussion

Why do healthcare providers tell their patients to rest after a concussion? Physical and cognitive rest in the first 24-48 hours after a concussion is thought to allow the brain to recover and restore its normal function, as well as improve recovery from concussion...

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Free Balance Lecture in 2 days!

I am happy to announce a free balance lecture in 2 days! The Hearing Loss Association of Sarasota, Florida has a very active chapter, and this Wednesday I will be their guest speaker !I love educating people on the inner ear balance system and balance problems. ...

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5 Facts about Concussions

5 Facts about Concussions

Concussions can be difficult to recover from. However, at Equinox Physical Therapy, we specialize in treating people who have had a concussion. Check out these 5 facts about concussions to learn more! List of 5 Facts about Concussions 40% of all concussions are due to...

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Top 5 Home Projects to Help Prevent Falls

Top 5 Home Projects to Help Prevent Falls

The following is a list of my top 5 home projects to help prevent falls. While staying home more often due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been jumping from project to project around my house. Things I had been putting off for months are now getting completed and it...

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Is Anxiety from COVID-19 causing dizziness?

Is Anxiety from COVID-19 causing dizziness?

Is Anxiety from COVID-19 causing dizziness? Good question. Dizziness is a common symptom for people with inner ear disorders, and when a person is stressed out or anxious due to the COVID-19 crisis, their symptoms can increase.  It is a pretty normal human reaction...

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Staying Active during COVID-19

Staying Active during COVID-19

Staying active while sheltering in place during COVID-19 can be a challenge. For many of our patients at Equinox Physical Therapy in Sarasota, Florida everything has changed. Grocery shopping, exercising, playing golf, socializing, and eating at restaurants has been...

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What are Balance Exercises?

What are Balance Exercises?

When a person is having a balance problem, they are often issued standing balance exercises that they practice at home. A proper evaluation by a physical therapist is needed in order to assess the abilities of the patient and to determine if the patient needs to start...

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How Long Does Vertigo Last?

How Long Does Vertigo Last?

Vertigo is a spinning sensation. The patient usually describes it as the “world spinning”. Sometimes the patient will say the world is still, but they feel like they are spinning. Vertigo is a sensation that for the most part is due to a vestibular problem (inner ear...

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Facial Paralysis Treatments

Facial Paralysis Treatments

Facial paralysis treatments are for people whose facial nerve is damaged and unable to send messages to the muscles of the face that create facial expressions.  This problem can occur for several different reasons.  Some causes include: tumor, trauma,...

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Our Approach

Listen. Listening is the most important step in understanding a patient’s concern. It is the most basic beginning, and in health care today, so often undervalued. It directs understanding, the direction of testing, and formulation of a plan. It is the most important step in paving the road to treatment and recovery.

Learn. Our role is not only to learn from my patients but to guide them in how to learn from us, and what they should do to take back their lives and create positive change.

Live. Life is a gift. The purpose of all treatment at Equinox Physical Therapy is to restore function, independence, and freedom to clients recovering from or living with an illness.