Author Archives: Marci Catallo-Madruga

Vertigo is Not Always Just Crystal Related

Whats wrong with self treating?

This video gives some great information in regards to Crystal related BBPV only. This means that if crystals have been Knocked loose and travel into the Canal from the Utricle, It can help Immensely. When we as healthcare providers start isolated a disease process to one option only, We can certainly do harm. The question you should ask is, “Is the room spinning or am I?” Vertigo is the room spinning, not you. What I would like to also add is this, “Is it worse if I move my head when both lying down and sitting up and does that last for 1min or less?” If it happens other than that, or it takes longer, It might be something other than BPPV and it may need more care.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTHsy2BNSbI&t=161s

 

Notice in this video that the ENT ask specific questions regarding Face droop, Speech trouble, Fall and hit head, Etc. The reason he is asking this is because there could be signs of stroke, Bells Palsy, Migraine, Tumors, etc. You really need to have Vertigo that is persistent checked out properly.

After any episode of Vertigo, You might want to see a Physical Therapist who specializes in Vestibular and concussion rehab or at a minimum balance and fall prevention.

Dr. Marci Specializes in this type of Dx and treatment.

drmarci@agilityphysio.com

www.agilityphysio.com

(303)773-0771

 

 

 

 

The American Healthcare Act Failed, Now What?

Many people are discouraged by what has happened since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. Most don’t know enough about what was going on in healthcare prior to that to really have fact based opinions. What we all know is that change is needed, but how do we get there? How do weContinue Reading

Think of Food as Medicine

Food as Medicine “Let Food be thy medicine and medicine thy food.” -Hippocrates Before we had a medication to treat every condition, we had food.  When is the last time you went to the doctor’s office and were prescribed food to treat an ailment?  Don’t get me wrong, we have made many incredible advancements inContinue Reading

Preventative Rehabilitation for Hiking

Prehab for hiking It’s getting warmer, the snow is melting, and the days are getting longer. Winter is coming to an end (hopefully) and spring and summer are upon us. For some Coloradans, that means heading to the mountains to hike and explore the endless miles of beautiful trails this state has to offer. SomeContinue Reading

Preventative Rehabilitation for Orthopedic Surgeries

Prehab: It’s not a typo for rehab. You may have heard the term being tossed around by orthopedic doctors and rehab professionals. Prehab, an abbreviation for preventative rehabilitation, is the use of rehabilitation principles and strength training prior to any actual injury. Prehab can also be used to improve strength and endurance prior to aContinue Reading

Poor Balance, Dizziness, Vertigo all Cause Risks to Your Health

Poor Balance and Dizziness Cause Significant Risk to your Health Dr. Marci Catallo-Madruga, PT, DPT, CFDN, CWC, CTT, AIB-VR Did you know that dizziness is the number one cause of a fall in persons over the age of 70? Even more staggering the falls in this population are responsible for most Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)Continue Reading

Improving Lives of People with Parkinson’s Disease

Movement as Medicine Imagine living in a world where when you want to step forward a foot, you really step forward a mere 6 inches. Every step you take is half the size of what you expect but your brain can’t adjust and take a bigger step. It takes you twice as long to walkContinue Reading

Improving Communication is Absolute Key in the Current Social Media World

Recently, My husband and I have been attending classes with our Twin Boys to help them improve Brain Organization and Function at a higher level. See, as it turns out, Both of my children border on the Autism Spectrum of disorders. They have been labeled high energy, lack of ability to focus and even disruptive.Continue Reading

How Do We Combat the ever Rising Health Costs In the U.S.?

There is a great debate as to what we should do next and where we should go. Maybe not as a general consumer, but the practitioners are certainly having the debate. More and more private practices are being bought up by hospital groups or larger practices and Franchising so as to decrease overhead of Billing,Continue Reading

Prehab? Is it for you

What is Prehab? Prehabilitation is an exercise rehabilitation program that we at Agility Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine can help you begin BEFORE you have any type of non-urgent surgery. Prehab programs are designed to increase your overall body strength, flexibility, and endurance. Why prehab? Exercise, in general, is something everyone can benefit from, notContinue Reading