September 2017 – Balance Awareness Month

The Vestibular Disorders Association www.vestibular.org is announcing “Balance Awareness Week” for Sept 18- 21, 2017.  Additionally, The Fall Prevention Network www.StopFalls.org is promoting their “Stop Falls” awareness week for Sept 22 – 28, 2017.  And finally, the National Council on Aging is having a “Falls Prevention Awareness Day” (ncoa.org) on Sept 22, 2017!

So putting all this together, Arroyo Physical Therapy & Total Rehab are celebrating  September  2017 as Balance Awareness month! and providing *FREE Fall and Balance Screenings for the whole month of September at all 3 locations: Victorville, Palm Desert and Pasadena!!!

Our “Fall and Balance Screening” provides you a general impression of your overall balance and coordination and general recommendations for you and your physician so you can make appropriate decisions about your healthcare, balance, coordination, strength and to address any issues that may become apparent.

Be sure to give us a call today to schedule your FREE screening at (800) 489-6905 ex 101

*By appointment only.

VAT/ENG Testing now at ALL Locations!

Here at Arroyo Physical Therapy we are continuing to grow and to provide outstanding and cutting edge testing and treatment for those with Balance, Movement Disorders and Vestibular Disfunction.

We now offer VAT/ENG (Vestibular Testing) at ALL of our locations: Pasadena, Palm Desert and Victorville, with the VAT™/ENG – which is the most accurate and easiest to perform of all diagnostic balance tests available. The VAT™/ENG can record and analyze performance of the inner ear in a natural, comfortable manner. Testing is painless, non-invasive and can be performed in as little as 15 minutes and is recommended for diagnosis of most types of balance disorders.

Give us a call to day to see if the test is right for you!

800-489-6905 or Info@ArroyoPT.com!

 

Now Hiring – in our Victorville & Palm Desert Office Locations

We are a growing Private Outpatient PT clinic in need of CA Licensed Physical Therapist with emphasis in Neuro / Geriatrics / Seniors / Vestibular / Balance & Movement Disorders / Parkinson’s (BIG® Certification a plus!). 1:1 patient care for 1 hour treatment sessions. Competitive salary based on experience and benefits including Health Ins., Dental, Vision, ConEd and PTO. Relocation Assistance for right candidate with 2 year commitment. New Grads welcome. Will Train right candidate. Flexible hours and low stress work environment. Part Time and Full Time Avail. Check us out online for more details: www.ArroyoPT.com. NO PHONE CALLS! Reply with: Resume/Work History/References (min 5) to: Fax: 800-489-6905, Attn: Jeremy

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TOTAL REHAB of the High Desert

Total Rehab (Visit us here: TotalRehabHD.com) is our sister company located in the High Desert Region of Victorville, Apple Valley and Hesperia.  Located off of Bear Valley Blvd, we offer physical therapy programs for: Parkinson’s, Stroke, Neurological Disorders, Balance and Movement Disorders, Vestibular Testing (VAT/ENG), Vestibular Rehab, Concussion Rehab, as well as other orthopedic conditions such as: Back and Neck Pain, Headaches, Sprains & Strains, Pre- & Post- Operative Care, Generalized Weakness and Loss of Motion and Soft Tissue Injuries, just to name a few.

Our team of Licensed Physical Therapist’s and Physical Therapist Assistant’s are excited to bring you the latest in treatment technologies and techniques, as well as providing you with the best physical therapy care possible (one on one for a full hour!).

We are Medicare Certified, and accept most PPO’s and have a select few HMO contracts and limited Workers Comp.  Please call us at 800-489-6905 X 101 for more details and we will be happy to discuss your needs and assist in  verifying your benefits to see if we can meet your needs.

And you can always email us: info@ArroyoPT.com for more info too!

 

Parkinon’s Awareness and Treatment by Total Rehab in Victorville CA and the High Desert

We were recently mentioned in a News Post in Victorville, CA about Parkinson’s Treatment.  The author is Ann Miner and she is a HUGE advocate for the awareness and treatment for those that suffer from PD – Parkinson’s Disease.

I have attached her comments below:

Parkinson’s Postings, Feb 3, 2016
“I went out tonight. On the upper west side of Manhattan, but it is safe to me because I know it so well. I go to my local Irish pub. I know it well. Paul, the bartender, has been there for over 20 years and I know him. But it is strange, because I am different. I am slow. I am the same yet I am different. Even as I type, I am slow and I make mistakes. I am different than I once was. But to God, I will not give up. I will make a difference in this world. So help me God. Only if it is my little corner in this world. I will make a difference.” A Parkinson’s patient, Parkinson’s Online Chat Room on Facebook.
Journaling is a healthy way to get through life, I’m told. You can focus on what you are feeling, why you are feeling that, and how you can change your mood or attitude. Thinking it through and writing it down can relieve some of the tension you feel just by expressing it. No one else needs to see your notes, unless you want them to. 
Caregivers are one group that probably need to journal as much as anyone does. So many things can frustrate us when we see our loved ones in decline. We want to see them do what is best for them, and they so often simply do not cooperate. Do we know why? Do they not hear us? Do they forget? Do they merely just not want to bother because it’s too much work? Maybe all of these. 
Writing the issues down, or telling them to a neutral party, can help us cope.  It is helpful to find someone “who gets it” to discuss Parkinson’s with. My husband’s cousin’s husband had PD. I sometimes called her in Puyallup, Washington to tell her what was going on, and knew she understood. I also found a good counselor to hash things out with. There can be so many reasons why we get frustrated and angry. 
I think part of the problem is that we – patients and caregivers alike – feel out of control of our own lives. In fact, this may have been the strongest underlying dilemma for me. I started a strict diet during Burt’s last months. People said it seemed a strange time to do so. My answer? It was the one thing I could control. 
What’s the point? Find something you really like to do, and do it to the best of your ability, within the limitations of your current existence. Are you a patient who can no longer write in a journal? Can you type it? If not, can you go to a private spot and speak it? Then there’s the old pillow method. Put the fluffy pillow to your face and scream into it. Then beat it to death, shouting your feelings as you do. 
Can you discern that I have been in a few therapy sessions over my 39 years? All of these things can help. What do you have to lose?
Now that you are feeling better – you are, aren’t you – I have two things to report that excite me. After my last column about Rock Steady Boxing, it appears that we may have some new trainers to help us next Fall. A couple in Barstow has signed up for the Rock Steady class in Indiana in October – the first opening – and plan to bring it back to the Victory Valley and Barstow.
The other is that Total Rehab, on Industrial Blvd., is set up to help Parkinson’s patients with specific movements. I visited with Greg Cox last week to learn what they have to offer. Greg has spoken to the Parkinson’s support group, and is scheduling another date soon. His training is one-on-one. 
His training for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders includes the Certified LVST BIG Treatment. This is a research-based approach developed from treatment principles of effective Parkinson’s-specific speech therapy treatment LVST-LOUD, shown to have powerful outcomes in improving patient quality of life. 
After the contact from our friends about Rock Steady Boxing, and touring the Total Rehab facility, then discussing treatments with Greg Cox, I came away wanting to shout from the rooftops. I am very excited about the ways our Parkinson’s friends can improve their lives right here at home.
Subsequent to screaming in the pillow, counseling, journaling or doing movement exercises, you can go to your journal and write about it, looking back at past dates to see the improvement – not only in your movements, but in your attitude. (Greg often sees improvement in movement on the second visit). Why not take the first step? Buy that journal notebook, find a confidant and a good pillow, and pick up the phone to call Total Rehab: 800-489-6905. Ask for Greg.  Then take an aspirin and call me in the morning.
Remember: Keep moving. Keep looking up. 
 

If you’d like more information on the Parkinson’s Support Group that meets in Victorville, CA – please contact Ann Miner: Tele: 760-242-2923 or by email: eannminer@yahoo.com.

 
Once again we are thrilled to be mentioned in this article and are glad to be a part of Parkinson’s Awareness and Treatment.

Arroyo PT and Total Rehab Update

We are proud to announce our new Office Location in the High Desert in Victorville: 12241 Industrial Blvd, Suite #210, Victorville, CA 92395.  It is 2400 sq ft of space that fits our practice and patients needs for vestibular/balance issues and our Group Classes.  The Victorville Office operates under Total Rehab, which is a DBA of Arroyo Physical Therapy.

The Pasadena office moved last year and is located at: 1720 E Washington Blvd, #208 Pasadena, CA 91104.

The Palm Desert Office is still at: 36867 Cook Street,  Suite #103, Palm Desert, California 92211. Offering the BEST care and services in the Coachella Valley.

We are still the experts in all things balance, movement disorders such as parkinson’s, vestibular, dizziness, concussion and general mobility problems.  We also treat orthopedic conditions – backs, THR, TKR, general conditioning, cardiac rehab, etc.

Our Staff of Licensed Physical Therapists (PT, DPT’s) and Licensed Physical Therapists Assistants (PTA’s) are the BEST in the industry and continually take advanced education in Parkinson’s, LSVT®Big, Vestibular and more to bring you the BEST care possible.  We only offer 1:1 care for your treatment time as well.

We offer VAT/ENG testing at our facilities and now offer Group Classes in Pasadena and Victorville!

Call 800-489-6905 X 101 for more information and we will be happy to assist in making your life more fun and functional again!

Physical Therapist Needed!

We are excited to say that we are growing!

We are in need of a California Licensed Physical Therapist FULL TIME in our Victorville, CA and Palm Desert, CA offices. We are specialists in Neuro / Geriatrics / Seniors / Vestibular / Balance & Movement Disorders / Parkinson’s, etc.

We pride ourselves in offering 1:1 for full treatment time – that is: 1 patient per hour. We have a dynamic team that is dedicated to patient care, have created an easy work environment with low stress and flexible hours.

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Competitive salary (based on experience) and benefits (Health, Dental, Vision, PTO and Con-Ed) offered. New Grads welcome and will train. Certifications in LSVT®BIG, Vestibular & Balance or equivalent helpful, but not required. Relocation assistance considered for right candidate!

Fax Resume and 5 References to: 800-489-6905.

Balance Awareness Week Coming Sept 14 – 20, 2015!!

BALANCE AWARENESS WEEK IS COMING!!!
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We are offering FREE Fall and Balance Screenings at our 3 Office locations the week of Sept 14 – 20, 2015.

We have 3 Locations to choose from:

Location #1: PASADENA
1720 E Washington Blvd, #208
Pasadena, CA 91104

Location #2: PALM DESERT
36867 Cook Street, #103
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Location #3: VICTORVILLE
12241 Industrial, Suite 205
Victorville, CA 92395

If you feel dizzy or just notice that your balance and coordination are just a little “off”, give us a call today and schedule your FREE Fall and Balance Screening!

800-489-6905

To find out what might be happening closer to you, you can visit Vestibular.org for more information.

We’re Growing and We’ve Moved! And now have 3 Locations!!

Sometimes it’s hard to make new beginnings but we are so happy to have finally grown enough to have our own space that this new beginning just feels right!

We now have 3 locations now serving Pasadena and the greater San Gabriel area as well as Victorville and the High Desert Region in addition to Palm Desert and the Coachella Valley providing treatment for Vestibular Hypofunction, Vestibular Neuritis, Miniere’s Disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Acoustic Neuroma, Ototoxicity, Mal de Debarquement, Perilymph Fistula, Cervico-Genic Dizziness & Vestibular Migraine, Parkinson’s, Neuropathy, movement disorders, balance & vestibular testing and treatment, BPPV, Consussion Management & Rehabilitation and Senior Health and Fitness.

In Pasadena, CA: we are now located at: 1720 E Washington Blvd, #208, Pasadena, CA 91104.

Click this link Moving and you can download directions to our new location in Pasadena.

We also now have 2 additional locations to better serve you:

Victorville: 12241 Industrial, Suite #205, Victorville, California 92395

Palm Desert: 36867 Cook Street, Suite #103, Palm Desert, California 92211

We can be reached by calling: 800-489-6905

We look forward to continuing to serve you at these new locations in Pasadena, Victorville and Palm Desert.