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If you're looking for a course on Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS), you've come to the right place. I would encourage you to read about the experience of the faculty prior to selecting a course. Dr. Kim Fox teaches for Education Resources, LLC who is well respected in the world of professionals-teaching-professionals. To learn more about this course or other courses offered by Education Resources, LLC and Dr. Kim Fox, DPT, go to www.educationresourcesinc.com/course-details/rehab-for-vestibular-balance-and-related-symptons-post-concussion-syndrome
Western Carolina Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that ICS Impulse testing is now available at the Asheville Balance & Vestibular Center.
ICS Impulse® is a customizable solution. Providers can choose between Video Frenzel, Video Head Impulse with age based normative data, Positional and Oculomotor – or choose all four.
It is a very cool and very sleek piece of equipment.
To learn more about ICS Impulse, watch the video below.
Dry needling is a technique that is used by physical therapists to treat painful conditions that involve nerves, muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bone. A thin monofilament needle is inserted into the body into or near a painful structure in order to reduce pain, release muscular tightness, stimulate a healing process and improve blood flow around the injured structure. This technique is called dry needling, because there is no medication injected when the needle is inserted. There are many painful conditions that can be treated through dry needling, including:
Low Back Pain
Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Dry needling for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, in particular, has been shown to significantly decrease pain and improve quality of life in individuals who may not qualify for surgery, may not want to have surgery, or are not ready to have surgery at this point in their life. If you suffer from pain and feel like you have tried everything from massage to exercise without any results, give us a call and see if dry needling could be for you.
An excerpt from "Treat the Cause, Not the Symptom"
By Dr. Kim Fox, DPT, Advanced Vestibular Therapist
"A thorough Physical Therapy evaluation includes a hands-on assessment of a person's strength, flexibility, body mechanics, and personal functional needs. Unlike most imaging available in our area, which only assess the body at rest, a Physical Therapist assess the body at rest and in motion. A program tailored to an individual's needs is made to include appropriate strengthening, joint mobilizations, and correcting bad habits that may be contributing to symptoms."
For additional information please contact our staff at Western Carolina Physical Therapy, 828-669-8643. Talk soon!
Join Dr. Kim Fox, DPT, Advanced Vestibular Therapist on Thursday, May 28th from 2:15pm to 3:00pm at the Cheshire Fitness Club for part II of the balance testing. Note that testing is not required to come to this seminar. You'll learn the secrets to better balance, how walking speed correlates to life longevity, important exercises to prevent falls, and an opportunity to get answers to your questions! Reservations are not necessary, but seating is limited, so get your seat early! Come join us, Western Carolina Physical Therapy for this special event.
5/29/2015 Follow Up Notice
The seminar was a big hit with everyone. It was fun, interactive, and worth the time to attend. If you were not able to attend, but were curious to know what your walking speeds says about your life longevity, here is a link to the article for you to read. What Walking Speed Says About Longevity Of Life
Dr. Kim Fox, PT, DPT is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine at Baltimore and the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy. She is a Certified & Advanced Vestibular Therapist and has written articles published by the Asheville Citizen Times, Black Mountain News, and the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA).