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Weekly Cup of Joe - Episode #16 - Balance & Dizziness

Weekly Cup of Joe - Episode #16 - Balance & Dizziness

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Morning everybody. Welcome to your Weekly Cup of Joe. My name is Joe King and I'm the owner of Physical Therapy Advantage, and I've been trying to do this segment for the last couple of months or so. We are here today to talk about some balance Vestibular Issues and dizziness problems. We've had a few clients emailing us and asking, "I've been stumbling a little bit lately. I've actually taken a fall. Is there something I can do?" " I'm feeling a little woozy". So today we're going to just talk about some balance and dizziness issues. And just to let you know, there can be many causes for balance and dizziness issues. It can be coming from your inner ear, which is what we call your Vestibular System. It can be coming from a neurological cause it can be coming from musculoskeletal issues. So your bones and muscles, it can also be coming from cardiovascular issues; so your heart and lungs, you're not getting enough oxygen or blood maybe to the region, especially to the brain. So all those different causes can lead to different symptoms.

And realizing that there are many systems, as we stated before that is basically affecting your balance. If one of those systems isn't working properly, it can give you balance and dizziness symptoms or issues, and also affect other issues o it can place strain on other tissues in your body. For example, if you have Peripheral Neuropathy and you have decreased sensation or no sensation at the bottom of your feet. So when you're walking, you're not being able to sense the kind of surface you're walking on. You're going to feel kind of woozy, kind of wobbly. You're going to have what we call a loss of balance or decreased loss of balance.

So you just want to make sure that when you're doing that, you're going to have to rely more on your eyesight. You're going to have to rely more on your inner ear; that vestibular system. So there's going to be lots of things going on. And overall, that's why we try to train all the systems in the body to help each other out, to have overall wellness within your balance systems. So we train all systems to help out with your overall balance. So if you've been having issues in the past, or you're currently having issues where you're feeling like a little woozy when you're walking or you've stumbled, or you're having that room sensation spinning, or just dizziness or changing positions and things seem to be going out of control. There are things that you can do to help that; physical therapy things that can help. So our clinical director, Julie Crane, is going to be hosting a free workshop on November 18th. We're going to do this in two different parts. The first part is going to be online at 6:30 in the evening; from 6:30 to 07:15. And the second part will be in person from 07:15 to 8:00 o'clock. So, 6: 30 to 07:5 is online. You can join in through a zoom link, or you could come in person from 07:15 to 08:00 O'clock. There will be a link below this to register for it and then when you register and one of our staff calls to confirm your registration, you can say, I want to come to the online portion, or I want to come to the in-person portion of it from one of the two different sections. So you get to choose that.

If you have any other questions about this at all, you definitely call our clinic at (630) 892-8003 and you can talk to Julie Crane or ask to talk to Julie and or Shay Phillips, our other therapist. Both of them deal with balance and dizziness and vestibular issues. So hope this is helpful. Hope you have a great weekend coming up. I hope you enjoy the rest of this week with the beautiful weather we're having; at least here in the Midwest. And we'll see you next week for your Weekly Cup of Joe. Thanks, bye.

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