Dr. Sarah has been certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation through the American Institute of Balance since 2017. She has taken extensive continuing education courses in treating dizziness, vertigo, BPPV, and post-concussion syndrome in addition to her certification class.
An acute onset of vertigo can happen out of the blue for no apparent reason. Many folks describe rolling over to get out of bed and feeling the world start spinning like mad. This is typically from a condition called BPPV, or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, and is straight-forward to treat with physical therapy maneuvers. There are three inner ear canals in each ear, and a trained physical therapist can assess which ear and which canal is effected, perform the appropriate maneuver, and often provide instant relief!
Here is a great video from Khan Academy and another from PBS describing the vestibular system. Dr. Sarah has written an article in Natural Awakenings INW magazine on the topic, as well as a blog post about vertigo.
Dr. Sarah specializes in treating acute vertigo, BPPV, cervical dizziness, vestibular dysfunction, post-concussion syndrome dizziness, chronic dizziness, and balance issues. There are many reasons why someone may feel dizzy. Dr. Sarah is able to perform a full evaluation to screen for any serious concerns and will refer to a physician when necessary.
Relief is possible in as little as one visit! For more complex cases, she will patiently work through your symptoms, restore your balance and gait, and challenge you out in the real world. She will work with you to help you navigate the world smoothly again!
Symptoms vary greatly with PCS, but may include persistent headaches, dizziness, fatigue, irritability, nausea/vomiting, difficulty concentrating and performing mental tasks, impairment of memory, insomnia, and reduced tolerance to stress, emotional excitement or alcohol. If this sounds like you, know that relief is possible! After performing a thorough assessment, we can come up with the appropriate treatments that will not flare you up but will gradually push the envelope forward to improve your function and quality of life.
3PD / PPPD / Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness
Chronic, long-lasting dizziness is a problem that affects 25% of people who experience an acute vestibular ailment. Have you had a sense of dizziness, motion sensitivity, unsteadiness and/or problems walking for over 3 months? If you can't seem to shake the feeling of imbalance or still feel easily upset in busy environments (like having difficulty walking in a crowded area, driving or being passenger in a car, scrolling down a computer screen, etc), you may be suffering from 3PD. Relief is possible! Call for a free consultation!
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