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A common term that is thrown around in the physical therapy and rehabilitation conversations in graduate school PT labs and clinics is proprioception.

It's easy to gain more mobility from a variety of dynamic stretches, manual techniques, corrective exercises or repeated loading strategies.

As clinicians, we try our best to empathize with patients in chronic pain. However, if you've never had a persistent injury, loss of function, and or fear avoidance, can you really relate?



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In order to provide the most appropriate treatment, you need to figure out the most appropriate diagnosis.  Examining proper symptoms and ruling out other conditions that could contribute to dizziness and lightheadiness is the first course of action for someone you are considering to have Cervicogenic Dizziness.

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๐Ÿ‘€ In follow-up to a post on scapular winging, today’s post covers some of my favorite exercises for training the muscles that surround the scapulae.


What are symptoms of Cervicogenic Dizziness?

The symptoms of Cervicogenic Dizziness can vary.  This is due to the vague definition of Cervicogenic Dizziness and the confusing aspect that Cervicogenic Dizziness is still called Cervical Vertigo.  This leads us to the symptoms…
Cervicogenic Dizziness is not described as true vertigo.  If it is, this is very rare.  Vertigo is defined more as the room or the person is spinning.  That would lead someone to think more of a diagnosis such as BPPV (with the V meaning for Vertigo).
Therefore, Cervicogenic Dizziness would not be described as room or person spinning, or true vertigo.  The following are other descriptors and symptoms that are typical from a patient with this condition:
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadiness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Drunkenness
Other descriptors could be:
  • I feel like I may fall
  • People tell me that my head is not on straight
  • I can’t walk straight
Additionally, patients may also have symptoms of:
  • Neck Pain
  • Tightness in neck and shoulders
  • Headache
There you go!  Nice and generalized descriptors of symptoms — but isn’t this normal for conditions, especially ones involving the vestibular and musculoskeletal system!

You can learn more about the screening and treatment process of Cervicogenic Dizzinesss through Integrative Clinical Concepts, where the author and his wife, a Vestibular Specialist, teach a 2-day course.  Pertinent to this blog post, the first day provides the most up-to-date evidence review from multiple disciplines to diagnose through the “Optimal Sequence Algorithm” to assist in ruling out disorders and ruling in cervical spine, including determining if single or double entity exists.  
If you would like to host a course for your staff (either a vestibular, neuro, sports or ortho clinic), please do not hesitate to contact me at harrisonvaughanpt@gmail.com for prices and discounts.
Authors
Harrison N. Vaughan, PT, DPT, OCS, Dip. Osteopracic, FAAOMPT    
Instructor: Cervicogenic Dizziness for Integrative Clinical Concepts
Danielle N. Vaughan, PT, DPT, Vestibular Specialist  
Instructor: Cervicogenic Dizziness for Integrative Clinical Concepts

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In this episode of Untold Physio Stories, Erson goes over a recent case working with a runner with chronic knee pain. Part of his limitations were severe hip, lumbar and ankle mobility. Hip and Lumbar were reset easily, but ankle dorsiflexion stretches, resets, and eccentric loading were tried for months until a very rapid fix was accidentally discovered. And by the patient, not the clinician!

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