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Can People Have BPPV in Both Ears?

Can People Have BPPV in Both Ears?

BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) is the most common type of inner ear problem, comprising approximately 25% of all inner ear problems. It is caused when crystals in the ear that are supposed to sit on top of the nerve fibers in a jelly like matrix,...

5 Signs That a Person Needs Balance Therapy

5 Signs That a Person Needs Balance Therapy

Artwork: Here is a Sign by Forrest Best, 1970 How do you know if you or someone you love, such as an elderly parent, may need balance therapy? Below are 5 signs that balance therapy could be right for you. If it is, contact a physical therapist that specializes in...

Vertigo & BPPV from a Patient’s Perspective

Vertigo & BPPV from a Patient’s Perspective

Several years ago I was working at a hospital in Manhattan, and I was trying to get a patient out of bed. They didn’t want to get up, or do their exercises, even though that was what they needed to do to get better. I remember the patient, because I was working on the...

Vertigo – What is it Like?

Vertigo – What is it Like?

From a medical terminology standpoint, vertigo is the sensation that the world is spinning around you, or that the world is still and you are spinning. But what’s it really like? From a personal standpoint, everyone experiences vertigo differently. I have had many...

How to Fix Vertigo at Home

How to Fix Vertigo at Home

Carpenter, Oil Painting by Kazimir Malevich, 1927  If you search the Internet, you will see many articles and videos about how to treat yourself at home. Some are good, some aren’t. There is really only one type of vertigo that you can fix at home, and...

Fall Alert Buttons

Fall Alert Buttons

Who can forget the commercial when fall alert buttons first came out,where the individual is lying on the floor and yells out “HELP! HELP! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” I do not want to make light of the situation, because being in such a vulnerable situation is...

Dr. Laura Wazen

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, direction of testing, and formulation of a plan. It is the most important step in paving the road to treatment and recovery.

Learn. My role is not only to learn from my patients, but to guide them in how to learn from me, 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.