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!

 

Balance Therapy for Strokes!

It is a known fact that those that have a stroke are more likely to experience a higher risk of falls due to the disruption of the reactions that control equilibrium and the overall decreased ability to control proper weight shifting and decreased postural awareness.

As a result, it is imperative that these balance problems be addressed as quickly as possible to prevent long term disability. Therapy specifically designed to improve balance post stroke, should focus on a multi-sensory approach (neuro-developmental training) which emphasizes and focusses more of the quality of functional movement thus allowing an individual to develop necessary functional mobility skills. Having more emphasis on “quality” of movement can have a superior impact on ones balance and gait post stroke vs conventional therapy approaches.

Exercises that promote weight shifting in up-right positions, such as standing, stepping strategies (on flat surfaces and over obstacles) and functional movement in all planes of motions have more of an impact on promoting balance awareness in post stroke patients.

For more information, please visit our web site at: www.ArroyoPT.com or give us a call: 626-593-2283, or email us: Info@ArroyoPT.com.

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.