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The Ear, Nose & Throat Institute

Physical Therapy

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What Does Physical Therapy Do?

Fall assessment
Dizziness/Vertigo evaluation and treatment
Baseline concussion screening
Increase strength, balance, and flexibility
Education on preventing falls

Education on preventing falls
Education on how to get off the floor and easily stand from a chair
Improve peripheral nerve pain and sensation
Improve quality of life
Therapy is covered by most insurances

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fall prevention

Risks of Falling

  • 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.
  • Can cause head injuries/concussions.
  • 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.
  • Over 95% 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.

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
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fall prevention

What You Can Do To 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.

Common Causes of Falling

  • One in three adults (age 65 or older) falls yearly, 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.
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Dizziness Symptoms

Dizziness and vertigo are a large part of what we treat here at Physical Therapy. If you deal with dizziness and vertigo often, come in for diagnosis and treatment.  Physical will keep you balanced and safe from the threat of falls. 

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 
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Your ENT Urgent Care Doctors

70% of all urgent care and minute-clinic visits are ear, nose, and throat related.

So before you visit those walk-in clinics, consider coming to us: The Ear, Nose, and Throat Institute.
Here at the ENT Institute, we pride ourselves in being the urgent care for your ear, nose, and throat.

Whether that means issues with sinuses, hearing loss, sleep disorders, or even speech.
Let our family take care of yours with same-day appointments.

We’re also open, early Friday and Saturdays for immediate care.
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Brookhaven

3929 Peachtree Rd. NE. STE 100
Atlanta, GA 30319

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3330 Preston Ridge Rd Ste 240
Alpharetta, GA 30005

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1100 Northside Forsyth Dr. Ste 490
Cumming, GA 30041

Dawsonville

81 Northside Dawson Dr Ste 203
Dawsonville, GA 30534

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Marietta, GA 30068

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Gainesville, GA 30501

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1075 Lafayette Parkway Suite 200
LaGrange, GA 30241

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600 Professional Dr Ste 120
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Peachtree City

1000 Commerce Dr Ste 200
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Smyrna/Vinings (Atlanta)

1995 N. Park Pl Ste 550
Atlanta, GA 30339

Stockbridge

1365 Rock Quarry Road, Suite 300
Stockbridge, GA 30281

White Oak (Newnan)

1595 Highway 34 E Newnan
Newnan, GA 30265

Lake Oconee

1210 Commerce Dr. Suite 106
Greensboro, GA 30642

West Cobb

3600 Dallas Hwy Suite 210
Marietta, GA 30064