Vertigo is complaints of feeling dizzy, lightheaded, nauseated or confused. It can come on suddenly after a night’s sleep for no reason, but can also flare after a Covid-19 vaccine or after a cold and /or sinus infection. Dizziness can be mild to severe making it difficult to turn over in bed, transitioning from lying to sitting, sitting to lying, sitting to standing and walking. Our team of professional therapist will evaluate your vertigo to determine which ear is affected and treat your condition appropriately and timely to get you back on track. Vertigo can usually be corrected in 1 to 3 visits with the right diagnosis and treatment. You do not need a physician’s referral, but we will contact your PCP to communicate for continuity of care and your safety.
Call our office for an immediate appointment at 405-265-2255.
Vertigo-associated disorders. (n.d.). MedlinePlus – Health Information from the National Library of Medicine. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001432.htm
Many patients and providers are calling physical therapy clinics throughout the United States including Oklahoma for shoulder pain at the site of the injection. Doctors and physical therapist are unsure of the cause, but speculate an inflammatory response in the soft tissue from vaccine. Patients complain of point of site deep pain that limits shoulder active range of motion, weakness and loss of function and/or sleep.
Physical therapy treatment to resolve pain might include soft tissue mobilization, cupping, range of motion, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, dry needling and strengthening. Physical therapy visits to resolve pain and restore function is usually 3 to 6 visits. You do not need a physician’s referral to see a physical therapist, but we always send evaluation notes and / or contact your physician to communicate on your behalf and safety. Please contact our clinic at 405-265-2255 for immediate scheduling and treatment.
Manual chest physical therapy and vibration is an aggressive patting to the chest with cupping hands followed by forced shaking of the chest. This technique helps relieve chest congestion and or bronchial blockage. Our clinic is highly trained in this type of therapy. At each visit we will evaluate your breath sounds, heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and oxygen level. Manual chest PT and vibration is so successful most patients only require 1 to 3 visits to achieve 100% in breathing tolerance and capacity.
Diagnoses appropriate for chest PT are:
- Post Covid-19
- Bronchial blood clots
- Cystic fibrosis
- Bacterial infections
- Viral infections
- Fungal infections
- Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis
- Pulmonary edema
In addition to chest PT our clinic provides deep breathing exercise and cardio exercise to build strength and breathing tolerance allowing out patients to regain full function. You do not need a physician referral to get an appointment with us. However, we will attempt to email and / or call your primary care provider. Please call our office for an appointment 405-265-2255.
Frownfelter, D. L., Dean, E., & Dean, E. W. (2006). Cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy: Evidence and practice. Mosby.
Sporadic severe vertigo usually related to head positioning. Benign means the vertigo is not the sign of a disease process. In most cases of BPPV a person will complain of dizziness after quick or rapid head movements, such as getting into bed, rolling over, bending over, tilting head to shave and leaning backward.
BPPV occurs because otoconia (crystals) in the inner ear become displaced. BPPV will not resolve itself and this condition should not be treated by Dr. Google. In most cases home remedies cause this condition to worsen because there are 3 canals the otoconia can be displaced in. Seeking a specialist trained in BPPV is the best care to prevent long term dizziness. Medical management is usually quick and easy. However, your provider will need to determine which canal the otoconia is in and which maneuver is best for that canal.
Our clinic specializes in BPPV and other vertigo utilizing the latest research and continuing education provided by University of Pittsburgh.
Goodman, C. C., & Fuller, K. S. (2014). Pathology – E-book: Implications for the physical therapist. Elsevier Health Sciences.
Pre-habilitation is a program specifically designed by therapists to meet the individual needs of a patient prior to a surgery or a medical procedure .This practice is often used for orthopedic surgeries for both acute and chronic injuries and helps to promote optimal outcomes and success.
These can range from an ACL rupture to an osteoarthritic knee waiting for replacement. “Pre-hab” provides patients with pain relieving techniques, stretches, and strengthening exercises needed in order to obtain a smooth and speedy recovery.
The goals of a pre-operative rehabilitation program include mentally preparing for surgery, reducing pain and inflammation, maximizing range of motion and muscular control, education of expectations post-surgery, and improving overall wellbeing and fitness.
The surgeon is only responsible for 50% of outcome success after a surgery or procedure. The other 50% is due to a patient’s commitment to recovery. Patients will feel better about their recovery process if they are able to get out of bed, go to the restroom, and walk around the house independently.
Outpatient therapy provides their patients with exercise programs to perform at home, making patients more comfortable and familiar with the types of intervention they will encounter post-surgery. Our clinic provides a wide range of knowledge and we would love to help you decide what type of care is best for you or your family members.
Ries, E. (2016). Better Sooner and Later: Prehabilitation. PT in Motion, 1-12. Retrieved from
What You Need to Know About Prehabilitation. (2014, July 1). Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. https://www.burke.org/blog/2014/7/what-you-need-to-know-about-prehabilitation/19