There are many different conditions that we treat. Below is a partial list & some information regarding them. If you have an injury/condition that you do not find on the list feel free to contact any location & they will give you additional information & where to find the best treatment for it.
Balance & Gait Disorders
A balance disorder is a condition that makes you feel unsteady or dizzy, as if you are moving, spinning, or floating, even though you are standing still or lying down. Balance disorders can be caused by certain health conditions, medications, or a problem in the inner ear or the brain. Also general weakness can cause balance/gait issues.
There are many different causes of chronic pain. Such as pain from headaches, joint pain, pain from an injury, and low back pain. Other kinds of chronic pain include tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and pain affecting specific parts of the body, such as the shoulders, pelvis, and neck. Generalized muscle or nerve pain can also develop into a chronic condition.
The brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up the nervous system. Together they control all the workings of the body. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood. There are more than 600 neurologic diseases.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which your body’s immune system destroys the protective sheath (myelin) that covers your nerves. Damage to this sheath causes difficulty/inability for your brain to communicate to your spinal cord and other areas of your body. There is no cure for MS however Physical Therapy may help manage symptoms & slow down the progress of the disease.
Parkinsons Is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that effects your movement. There is no cure but in some cases Physical Therapy can be beneficial to focus on balance, stretching, and exercise to focus on the deficits.
Stroke A stroke happens when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. A stroke is sometimes called a “brain attack.” If blood flow is stopped for longer than a few seconds, the brain cannot get blood and oxygen. Brain cells can die, causing permanent damage.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint found on each side of the face where your mandible (jaw bone) attaches to your skull. TMJ dysfunction is a condition that may cause pain and altered movement when opening and closing your mouth. Others experience TMJ Dysfunction while sleeping (grinding), during stressful situations (clenching) or while carrying on conversations. Physical therapy assessment and treatment is focused on uncovering the source of your symptoms and treating the cause of the dysfunction, not just the site of pain.
A number of therapists in the Lattimore Network are trained in effective physical therapy interventions for the treatment of positional vertigo (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo). The Epleys maneuver treatment is a step-wise positional treatment on the head to help resolve the unsettling symptoms of this inner-ear issue. We have a great success rate in helping these patients receive symptom reduction in just a short number of treatment sessions. In addition to positional vertigo, we can also assist in treating general vertigo/dizziness with guiding patients through habituation exercises. The therapist will guide you through situations that normally initiate your symptoms and over time your vestibular system can react normally to these situations without symptoms.