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Balance Therapy and Physical Therapy Goals

Balance Therapy and Physical Therapy Goals

Balance therapy is a generalized category of physical therapy exercises to help an individual improve their balance.  The ultimate goals of balance therapy are to prevent falls and increase a person’s functional abilities and independence, both at home and in the...

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Dizziness and the Visual System

Dizziness and the Visual System

One really cannot understand how much we use our vision to help us balance until it is taken away. That is why a standardized test for balance is to stand with feet together and eyes closed. The test is called the Romberg test, and the goal for most adults regardless...

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Top 5 Signs of Visual Problems in Children

Top 5 Signs of Visual Problems in Children

My physical therapy practice in Sarasota, Florida, is devoted to helping people with balance and inner ear problems. So you may be wondering why I am writing about visual problems The reason is: vision is extremely important in maintaining good balance! We use our...

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What are Acoustic Neuromas?

What are Acoustic Neuromas?

Acoustic Neuromas are nerve sheath tumors surrounding the vestibular or cochlear nerves. The vestibular nerve is the balance nerve that goes from the inner ear to the brain. The cochlear nerve is the hearing nerve that goes from the cochlea to the brain. When the...

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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,...

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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.