FYZICAL® Dizziness & Fall Prevention Center is unlike any therapy center you’ve been to before. At FYZICAL®, our highly skilled, compassionate team of specialized physical therapists and licensed assistants are 100% focused on achieving optimal health and wellness for you so you can get back to living and loving the life you enjoy. Unlike other therapy centers, you will receive a specific program designed uniquely for you. NO “one program fits all' here because there is NO other you!
Fyzical therapists take a whole-body approach to consider and determine the various issues that may contribute to imbalances, and they provide intensive one-on-one care to help you achieve the greatest independence possible.
At FYZICAL®, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions.
323 N. Gloster St. South side of the building
Tupelo, MS 38804
*Fyzical Dizziness & Fall Prevention Center
Spelled Different Because We Are Different®. FYZICAL® will help you get better and love your life again.
Experience the FYZICAL® difference today! We would love to welcome you into our Fyzical Family!
Call us at 662-840-7040 for more information.
The following patient education is provided by Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.
Physical Therapist's Guide to Temporomandibular Joint Disorder.Click Here for the Guide to TMJ
Vestibular neuritis is a disorder that affects the inner ear, thought to be caused. This disorder can cause symptoms such as vertigo (dizziness/spinning sensation), balance problems, disequilibrium, nausea, vomiting and concentration issues.
Meniere’s Disease is a disease that can cause ear pain, ear ringing or tinnitus, ear pressure and fullness, dizziness, motion sickness, vertigo, and hearing loss. It is thought to be caused by fluid accumulation in the inner ear. We have a variety of treatment strategies to treat you and get you back to your life.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo. It is typically associated with head movement. BPPV is thought to be due to displaced ear crystals. Like most inner ear disorders, BPPV patients experience vertigo, dizziness, loss of balance, and nausea and vomiting. More often than not it is easily diagnosed and treated, most of the time without medications using a special repositioning strategy called the Epley maneuver.
Vertigo, simply put, is the sensation of movement and spinning. It is not a diagnosis itself, but it is a common symptom of dizzy and balance related disorders. Common prescriptions to treat vertigo are Meclizine/Antivert, as well as steroids, either taken as a pill or injected into the middle ear.
Because balance is an accumulation of multiple systems of the body, it is essential to treat the specific cause or causes of your balance.
Vestibular therapy, or more commonly referred to as balance therapy or vestibular rehab, is a vital tool in avoiding fall injuries, especially in our elderly patients. At ENT Physicians, we partner with Fyzical to provide balance therapy. As an ENT office we see a variety of patients with disorders relating to the ear; however, we often see balance problems not due to an ear disorder. Nonetheless, when one of our physicians suspects you have a vestibular or balance abnormality, we refer you to Fyzical to aid in diagnosis and begin treatment. Once diagnosed, we provide a comprehensive rehabilitation plan tailored to your diagnosis designed to get you feeling better and regain the confidence you need to get back on your feet and back to your life!
The benefits of vestibular rehab and retraining are invaluable to patients with debilitating dizzy and balance disorders. If you are at risk of falling, or are getting more and more tired during your normal daily activities, then Fyzical could be for you. As we get older it is common to blame balance on aging muscle, but often times this is not the only issue. Balance is very complex and relies on our ears, eyes, sensory receptors, and brain. Given this, your balance issue may not be due to the weakening of your muscles but the slowing of your reflexes secondary to a deficiency in your body’s balance mechanism. When you are evaluated, we will be able to diagnose the source of your balance problems and put you on a personalized treatment plan.
Balance therapy and balance retraining are very similar. There are however serious instances where patients have to relearn how to walk and this classifies and balance retraining. If you need balance therapy, it is most likely that you are having a hard time battling an inner ear disorder, and need to make adjustments that allow you to properly balance again. Balance retraining tends to be reserved for patients who are starting from ground zero and need an entire balance workover. Whatever the case, coming to our offices and being diagnosed is the first step in regaining your balance.
Falling is very serious, especially for elderly patients. Stairs, uneven surfaces, wet floors and other tricky situations can make even the most sure footed person fall. If you add a balance disorder into the equation, falling is much more likely and can lead to very serious injury. Fall prevention addresses the risk of falling and helps decide what actions should be taken to prevent falls. Vestibular therapy is usually the first place to start. Regaining your natural balance is the best step you can take to prevent falling. However, if our physicians decide you are at an elevated risk, we can suggest additional measures to help prevent falling in your home and everyday life.
Wondering why you are dizzy?
What nausea has to do with balance?
How ENT Physicians can help you with that dizziness and woozy feeling you have?
If you are wondering any of these things please visit our FAQ page here.
Alison received her Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1999. Prior to joining the Fyzical team in August 2018, she practiced at North Mississippi Medical Center for 19 years. She and her husband, Craig, have 3 children. Alison enjoys water skiing, playing tennis, and spending time with her family.
Lee Ann graduated from University of Mississippi Medical Center with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in May 2008. After graduation she was employed by North Mississippi Medical Center for 10 years treating adults with neurological and vestibular conditions. Lee Ann began practicing with Fyzical Dizziness and Fall Prevention Center in August of 2018. Lee Ann is a native of Water Valley, MS, but now lives in Tupelo with her husband and 2 children.
Brian is a 2009 graduate of the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Itawamba Community College. He has experience in many fields of therapy and joined the Fyzical team as a part-time Licensed PTA in 2018. Brian is active in his church, Euclatubba Baptist and enjoys hunting, fishing, knife-making and writing in his spare time. He is happily married to his wife, Erin and they have 4 children, Hayden, Cohen, Easton, and Avery.
Taylor is a graduate of the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Itawamba Community College in 2018. Taylor is grateful to be a part of the ENT/Fyzical Tupelo team. He enjoys helping patients achieve their goals. Taylor enjoys time in the outdoors, spending time with family and friends and is very active in his church.
Molly is a graduate of MS University for Women and Itawamba Community College and is both a Board Certified Music Therapist and Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. She is a Tupelo native who now resides in Pontotoc with her husband, Chet. In her spare time she loves participating in adult choir, leading children’s choir at West Heights Baptist Church, and playing guitar.
Janet Smith graduated from the University of Mississippi Physical Therapy School in 1994. Her past experience is in therapy at NMMC for 15 years. She enjoys spending time with family, doing mission work, the outdoors and sports.