Fyzical Therapy - Atlanta ENT Institute | Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists in Georiga
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Fyzical Therapy is the Solution

The Fyzical Therapy clinic treats everything from dizziness and falls to concussions. Our specialists help patients get back on their feet, whether they play sports or are older adults wanting to enjoy their everyday lives. 

Our physical therapists will diagnose and treat using a variety of options including concussion screenings and machines that test balance. Based on these tests and screenings, our specialists can treat each patient with personalized care. 

Fyzical Therapy Services

  • Free fall assessment
  • Dizziness/Vertigo evaluation and treatment 
  • Baseline concussion screening
  • Sports vision enhancement 

At Fyzical, we help athletes stay ahead of the game with sports vision, as well as pre-concussion testing for more accurate post-injury results. If you or someone you know is playing sports with potential contact, we’re here to help. Check out our flyers below: 

Dizziness Symptoms

Dizziness and vertigo are a large part of what we treat here at Fyzical Therapy. If the sensation of dizziness or vertigo is something that you deal with, then come in for diagnosis and treatment.  

The following are symptoms of dizziness and vertigo: 

  • Unsteadiness
  • The room spins
  • Sensation of moving while being still
  • Loss of balance
  • Sensation of falling
  • Faint or lightheaded
  • Blurry vision 
  • Disorientation 

Common Causes of Falling

  • Lower body weakness
  • Balance problems
  • Postural dizziness
  • Poor vision
  • Foot and shoe problems
  • Certain medications
  • Advanced age
  • Fear of falling
  • Home hazards

How Serious is Falling?

  • One out of three adults (age 65 or older) falls each year, but less than half talk to their healthcare providers about it.
  • Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries.
  • In 2010, 2.3 million nonfatal fall injuries among older adults were treated in emergency departments and more than 662,000 of these patients were hospitalized.

What Are the Dangers?

  • 20-30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries such as lacerations, hip fractures or head trauma; all of which can increase the risk of early death.
  • Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. In 2000, 46% of fatal falls among older adults were due to this.
  • Most fractures among older adults are caused by falls. The most common are fractures of the spine, hip, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm, and hand.
  • People age 75 and older are four to five times more likely to be admitted to a long-term care facility for a year or longer.
  • Over 90% of hip fractures are caused by falls, which can result in long-term functional impairment, nursing home admission, and increased mortality.
  • Many people who fall, even if they are not injured, develop a fear of falling which may cause them to limit their activities, leading to reduced mobility and loss of physical fitness.

How Can Older Adults Prevent Falls?

  • Regular exercise that focuses on increasing leg strength and improving balance.
  • Ask the doctor or pharmacist to review current medication – both prescription and over-the-counter – to identify those that may cause side effects or interactions such as dizziness or drowsiness.
  • Have vision checked by an eye doctor at least once a year and update eyeglasses to maximize vision. Consider getting a pair with single vision distance lenses activities like walking outside.
  • Make sure your home is safe by reducing tripping hazards, adding grab bars inside and outside the tub or shower and next to the toilet, adding rails on both sides of stairways, and improving the interior and exterior lighting.

Our Fyzical Team

Mischelle Hardwick, PT

Jennifer Harrell, PT

Christine Mills, PT

Allison Robbins, PT

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