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.

Arthritis and Moving!

Approximately 50 Million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis – of which 2/3 are under the age of 65 – and are greatly impacted by this musculoskeletal disease of the joints.

There are 2 major types of arthritis – Osteoarthritis, the degenerative joint disease, and – Inflammatory Rheumatoid Arthritis, the auto-immune disease that inflames the joints. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, so you can only be diagnosed by your physician.

It is important to recognize your risk factors including family history, excessive weight, joint overuse or injury, etc. Essential things to keep in mind if you have or are likely to have arthritis is to: 1) try to maintain a healthy body weight, 2) keep a regular exercise regime, 3) consider non-medicinal pain remedies and 4) be open to non traditional pain relief such as herbal supplements, massage, acupuncture, relaxation techniques and topical pain gels. Always check with your physician prior to anything new, as you want to make sure there are no complication with other remedies you are on.

Arthritis can affect how you move and your balance and coordination, and despite the fact that moving can be uncomfortable and at times painful, it is important to keep moving to prevent further complications from NOT moving.

We at Arroyo Physical Therapy can help you get more active by designing an exercise routine for your that will help keep you motivated, flexible, moving and reduce your risk of falls. Consider coming in for a free fall and balance screening and we will be happy to discuss your needs.

Balance Awareness Week Coming! Sept 16 to 22, 2013

Be Sure to keep your Eyes and Ears open for upcoming news on “Balance Awareness Week – Sept 16 – 22, 2013”

All week we will be offering FREE Fall and Balance Screenings! So be sure to call and schedule your FREE Screening today!

More information about how to defeat dizziness can be found at: www.Vestibular.org.

South Pasadena Senior Center “Aging Healthy 2012”

Yes folks! Here we go again!!!

This THURSDAY at the South Pasadena Senior Center we have a booth! We will be offering information about out Free Fall and Balance Screenings on the FIRST Saturday of every month, as well as promoting our Wednesday Taping and Light Therapy Clinic, our Concierge PT Services, and of course, promote products we believe in like BioFreezeĀ® and TherabandĀ®.

Be sure to tell a friend or stop by and just say “hello!”

Arroyo Physical Therapy in Pasadena, CA is proud to be a part of this community.

Home Exercise Programs

Arroyo Physical Therapy of Pasadena, CA., wants to remind you that a daily or regular exercise program is important for maintaining good health. Regular exercise can prevent falls and increase your balance and mobility by keeping muscles strong and flexible. If you’re bored with your exercise program give us a call! We’d be happy to review your current program and give you some variety to help keep you motivated and continuing to move and be active.

Balance Screening and Testing

Did you know that nearly 1/2 of all accidental deaths among the elderly are a result of a fall? Among the most common complaints to doctors and physicians is patients reporting falls, dizziness and imbalance, yet most physicians and patients are unaware that these conditions can be treated by Physical Therapy very effectively.

What causes Dizziness, Imbalance and Falls? Some causes may be: middle ear infections, allergies, toxic exposure to medications or chemicals, stroke, head injuries, poor physical condition, diabetes, neuropathy, and other metabolic disorders. Of course, there may be other causes as well. Due to a variety of causes, proper testing and physical evaluation is necessary to ensure proper treatment and therapy.

Testing can include Vestibular Autorotation Test (VAT), Bengin Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Ocular Motor Exam and General Physical Screening. Of course your physician may order other tests as well.

Here at Arroyo Physical Therapy we offer these tests. The tests are safe, non-invasive and comfortable. Our therapy programs are successful are designed to help restore functional mobility and balance.