Dealing with dizziness and vertigo symptoms can definitely be challenging. When undergoing Physical Therapy for these symptoms, the path to better living can be filled with ups and downs. And, as I tell all my dizziness and vertigo patients, you have to keep up the work even after you're discharged, as they can come back when you least expect it! But even if the symptoms return, you can always get right back into Physical Therapy to quickly rid your life of pesky dizziness and vertigo problems.
You’re injuring yourself at work — daily. But I have an office job, you think; my workplace is altogether too safe. Actually, that’s the problem. Sitting at a desk all day, and the repetitive motions that accompany that sitting, cause microtrauma in our bodies. New studies are beginning to reveal that extended periods of sitting and sedentary behavior have a significant
negative effect on our well-being — and an even greater impact on our overall health than our diets.
When Physical Therapy patients come into our clinic, one of our main goals is to help patients get back that feeling of independence. With each Physical Therapy visit, every patient starts to take little steps toward feeling like they're getting back to normal, getting back to their every day routine. And who doesn't like a little bit of normal?
So you've gotten through part 2 of my top home exercises for back pain due to sciatica without pain. Great! Looks like you're progressing quite well with my 3 Phases of Healing. I think it's time to take these Physical Therapy exercises to the next step and get up onto our feet, shall we?
Living with pain is not fun at all. It's exactly the reason why the first phase of Dr. Asha's 3 Phases of Healing in Physical Therapy is to get rid of any pain, numbness, and tingling symptoms that you are experiencing.
In my previous post, we began the series on my favorite exercises for back pain coming from sciatica that I give all my Physical Therapy patients in the Elizabeth and Jersey City clinics. We started out with a simple prone prop up on the elbows. Now that we've got the basic prone prop up on the elbows down pat, and once that exercise can be performed with absolutely no discomfort or pain, we can now follow the progression into the next motion:
It's easy for me as a Physical Therapist to tell my patients that they're lives are about to be completely changed for the better because they've made the decision to come in for Physical Therapy. But it's even easier for me to prove my point when they actually begin their Physical Therapy, because it's one thing to say it, but another thing completely to see it working on yourself day after day.