Ascend Physical Therapy is unlike any therapy center you’ve been to before. At Ascend Physical Therapy, 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!
Ascend 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 Ascend Physical Therapy, 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
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 Ascend 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 Ascend Physical Therapy 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 Ascend 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.
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