Balance Therapy: Common Misconceptions

If you are over 65 years old and tell your doctor you are having difficulty maintaining your balance or report a fall in the past year, your doctor should initiate a conversation about your balance that covers medications, home safety, and hopefully, ends the...

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Are You A Fall Risk? Ask Your Doctor

Are you a fall risk? One out of four individuals over the age of 65 falls each year. While not all falls result in injury, some can have serious consequences including injury, hospitalization, and even death. In honor of Balance Awareness Week (Sept 15-21), we are...

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You snooze, you win! How to create a successful sleep routine

Do you have a good sleep routine? Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to our physical and mental health. Lack of proper sleep can negatively impact every system of the body from our balance and vestibular system, digestion, hormones and even our memory. Sleep...

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The Dog Ate My (Physical Therapy) Homework

Homework is an essential part of a successful physical therapy program. Just like your favorite high school class, you receive physical therapy homework to help you master the subject you are working on. Coming to physical therapy 1-2 times a week isn't enough to make...

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Balance and Fall Prevention Tips

As balance and dizziness specialists, our goal at Vortex Physical Therapy & Balance is to get people thinking about their balance and actively working on maintaining it, to prevent falls and injuries. Through our balance therapy program, we provide clients with...

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Finding Vestibular Therapy in the Bay Area

Welcome to those of you visiting the Vortex Physical Therapy and Balance website for the first time! We've had a number of new people finding us on the web, so we thought we'd share a quick FAQ on the vestibular therapy and balance rehabilitation services we provide....

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Medication expired? Drop-off event this Saturday

Do you know what to do with your medication once it expires? If you're like most people, you aren't sure. First of all, please don't flush them. Whatever goes down the drain can have a negative impact on our water supply for years to come. You also shouldn't throw...

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