A patient came into PT Of The City
( physical Therapy Clinic
) reporting feeling dizzy when rolling to her left side.
The patient also reported neck pain
When observing the patient's posture
a forward head posture
with excessive thoracic kyphosis was noted.
A dix hall pike test was performed to rule in a possible diagnosis of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
on the left side.
For the treatment the physical therapist
performed the Epley maneuver
in order to get the crystals that help us detect movement back into place.
During the Epley maneuver
patients often feel very dizzy and experience nystagmus (involuntary quick movements of the eyes) within 20-30 seconds these symptoms
go away and the patient starts to feel better.
To treat the forward head posture and excessive kyphosis of the thoracic spine
the physical therapist
performed soft tissue mobilization
to relieve the patient's pain and worked on strengthening the back and neck muscles.
The physical therapist
also performed stretches for the pectoral muscles.
After just one treatment
the patient felt less dizziness and was able to maintain a good posture
which decreased her neck pain.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy
is a specialized form of therapy intended to alleviate problems caused by vestibular disorders, primarily vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, imbalance and falls. Learn more from here
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