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Bodyand In Balance Is Now Offering Dizziness Balance Disorders

PELVIC FLOOR Physical Therapy By Dr. Andrea Olsen, Pelvic Floor Specialist

With the ever increasing elderly population, dizziness is becoming a much more widespread and common concern. We will all experience dizziness at some time or another throughout our lives. However, it is important to understand when symptoms of dizziness require further medical attention. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FROM PATIENTS WITH DIZZINESS: 1. What is dizziness? Dizziness is a generalized term suggesting a sense of unsteadiness or lightheadedness. A feeling of being in a fog or the sense of passing out are

lightheadedness, dizziness and sometimes syncope. 3. What do I do if I develop dizziness? Because dizziness can be

is generally recommended that one seek immediate medical attention when experiencing dizziness, particularly if the episodes are recurrent, prolonged or severe. Calling 911, reporting to the nearest emergency room or, at minimum, discussing the situation with your primary care physician is strongly recommended. On many occasions, patients will be referred to an ear, nose and throat physician (otolaryngologist) for consultation. 4. What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): Andrea willfrequently evaluate what be causing your common form ofDr. dizziness and occurs in the elderlymay population. Most typically, BPPV is described as a spinning sensation and occurs with an abrupt change in body symptoms. She will discuss your medical history position. In many cases, the initial onset of symptoms occurs when rolling over or getting out

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy What does a pelvic floor therapist do? our sense ofhelp balance is maintained by a very complex can you with theinteraction among several components of our nervous system, including: • following conditions: and conduct an internal and external pelvic exam as • • •

indicated. She will suggest and provide a treatment • Incontinence plan that will include strength training of the pelvic If any one of these factors is diseased or the interaction between these individual parts tend to recur over time. Treatment includes repositioning particle into its appropriate floor muscles, provide manualthetherapy, massage, • Interstitial cystits position within the inner ear labyrinth, a procedure called the Epley maneuver. is causing an individual’s dizziness. and education as well as teach exercises that can be 5. Can my dizziness condition be cured? 2. What are the causes of dizziness? Dizziness and vertigo can be caused by a wide completed thewhich privacy of one’s home. Dr. Andrea completely dependent upon itsin cause, may actually be multifactorial. However, most • Pelvic organ prolapse variety of disorders, including inner ear infections such as labyrinthitis, inner ear disorders dizziness disorders can be improved once an accurate diagnosis is established. In many cases, will work with you and your referring doctor to make such as Meniere’s disease, cardiac conditions, anemia, diabetes or low blood sugar, brain and/ physician subspecialists well-versed in the treatment of dizziness will need to be involved. • Pain with or spinal cord injury, migraine intercourse headaches, severe sinus infections, meningitis, poor circulation you are getting careis fully youcommitted need. This is covered At Oceansure Otolaryngology Associates, the our team to helping our and hardening of the arteries, stroke, high fever, visual disorders and severe anxiety. patients through the work-up and treatment regimen for their dizziness disorder. by most insurances with a physician’s prescription. Additionally, medicationspain or interactions between medications can often cause • Lowcertain back We are conveniently located at 314 Central Ave. Linwood (across from Dr. Bruce Peters is a board certified Otolaryngologist who established his practice in Ocean • Constipation Central Square). County in 1997. A graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Dr. Peters then completed his Fellowship

Facial Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Miami Hospital. He • Pelvicinspecializes pain in functional and cosmetic nasal surgery, sinus surgery, thyroid surgery and skin Call Body in Balance at cancer surgery. Dr. Peters is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Academy of • Abdominal Otolaryngology,pain Head and Neck Surgery, the Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and the N.J. 609-365-8499 to schedule your Academy of Otolaryngology. He resides in Wall, N.J. with his wife and two daughters and enjoys Bruce W. Peters, golf and fishing in his leisure time. Stephen Kupferberg, MD, FACS • DO, Prenatal strengthening evaluation with Andrea and get FACS back to a better quality of life! • Postpartum pain

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