September 01, 2017 @ 12:00am

Initial Treatment

Every person suspected of having a concussion should be evaluated by a licensed medical provider. 


August 25, 2017 @ 12:00am

A Concussion IS a Traumatic Brain Injury

July 21, 2017 @ 12:00am

Have you noticed that you or the world seems to spin for a few seconds when you roll over in bed, bend forward, or lay down but then goes away once you hold still?  If so, you might be experiencing Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, BPPV.  It is a long name for a common vestibular system disorder located in the inner ear. We all have small calcium carbonate crystals, or “rocks,” in our inner ears, but sometimes they get dislodged and move into one or more of the semicircular canals where they don’t belong. When this happens, you get BPPV.

May 25, 2017 @ 12:00am

May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month;

Audiologist Offers Simple Steps to Protect Your Hearing for a Lifetime


With more than half of Americans who experience noise-induced hearing loss not working in noisy jobs, the spotlight turns to what Americans are doing in their leisure time. May 1 marks the beginning of Better Hearing & Speech Month—a time to assess lifestyle habits that may be contributing to hearing loss as well as schedule a hearing evaluation for anyone with concerns about their hearing.


About 40 million U.S. adults aged 20–69 years have noise-induced hearing loss, a form of hearing damage that results from exposure to loud noise. This could be cumulative harm that developed from exposure over time, or it could occur from one severe episode. Although completely preventable, once it occurs, it is irreversible. Far from simply being an annoyance, hearing loss can affect almost all aspects of life, including physical health, mental health, employment status and success, social functioning and satisfaction, and much more. Hearing loss can be treated through various technologies and techniques under the care of a certified and licensed audiologist, but hearing is never fully restored.

April 18, 2017 @ 12:00am
There is a thick band of tissue on the bottom of your foot called the plantar fascia. This connects the heel bone to the toes and can sometimes get irritated or swollen. When it becomes inflamed it is called plantar fasciitis.

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis? 

The most common symptom is pain under the heel and arch of the foot. The pain is often worst when you first get out of bed in the morning and may become less painful throughout the day. This area can also hurt when you get up after being seated for some time. It often affects people who run, jump, or stand for long periods.

What can you do on your own to make it feel better? 

  1. REST – Give your foot a chance to heal and avoid aggravating activities for a couple of weeks. But don’t completely stop being active as it might lead to more pain and stiffness.
  2. ICE – Put ice on your heel for 15-20 minutes up to 4 times a day or try an ice cup to massage your heel for 3-5 minutes.
  3. MASSAGE – Try