Dr. Jeffrey R. Guild, PT, DPT, CSCS

Want Some Hope When Living With Multiple Sclerosis? The Amazing Impact of Exercise & Multiple Sclerosis

Want to take charge of a life with Multiple Sclerosis? START EXERCISING! Preferably both strength and cardiovascular training. We now know exercise helps with Multiple Sclerosis by reducing fatigue, spasticity, endurance, overall quality of life, balance, and depression. So if you could have control over all these symptoms, what impact would that bring to your …

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The Lifespan of Our Balance & Vestibular Systems – And How It Relates And Matters To You (You Will Find Your Current Self In This Story)

So How Do We Develop Our Balance & Vestibular Systems To Do The Amazing Things They Can Do? Ok… Here Is The Progression & Regression Of Our Balance & Vestibular System Through The Lifespan… Do you remember as a kid spinning around until you were so dizzy you couldn’t stand up and you laughed falling …

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8 Ways to Remain Independent & Get Rid of Or Prevent Needing A Cane Or Walking When Going Out With Your Friends & Family. Part 2

Part 1 discussed how common it is for people to feel limited with their ability to get out with their friends and family like they want to. Maybe volunteer, visit friends, do recreational activities again. This unsteadiness, dizziness, the need to use a cane or walker can creep up so slowly, or maybe from a …

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8 Ways to Remain Independent & Get Rid of Or Prevent Needing A Cane Or Walking When Going Out With Your Friends & Family. Part 1

If you are over the age of 60, do you ever feel like you have problems with slowing down or feeling of unsteadiness when you go out to dinner with your children? Maybe shopping with friends has become more of a challenge, or you simply find yourself staying in your home more and more because …

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A Very Simple Way To Prevent Common Injuries From Exercising. Missing This Tip Could Set You Back For Months! Part 2

In Part 1 talked about including side to side movements into your exercise routine in order to prevent repeated movements from causing muscle imbalances, alignment problems, and injuries. The Side Gluteus Muscles (The Glute Medius & Glute Minimus) Doing exercises front to back all the time (in the sagittal plane) causes tightness in the quadriceps, …

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A Very Simple Way To Prevent Common Injuries From Exercising. Missing This Tip Could Set You Back For Months! (Part 1)

Do you get the same aches and pains every time you work out? Does it seem like the more consistent and diligent you are about your workout, the more all those same aches and pains come back in the same places? Maybe your knee, hip, back? Most of our workouts (especially the structured workouts) are …

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10 Powerful Ways To Improve Your Balance When Living With Multiple Sclerosis

EXERCISE 4-5 DAYS PER WEEK Exercise by itself reduces common symptoms associated with MS including fatigue,1-5 spasticity,1 endurance1, quality of life,1,5 balance,1,2 and reduced depression.2 Exercise will help prevent decline and improve balance in 2 ways Improved mood2 to promote living life.1,5 Decreases inflammation, to prevent progress of multiple sclerosis itself. OPTIMIZE YOUR WALKING DEVICE …

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What Is Vertigo & What To Do About It? Part 2

Part 1 of this article about vertigo talks about the cause of positional vertigo, a condition called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). BPPV occurs when small crystals in one part of the inner ear balance system (The Vestibular System) gets into another part of the vestibular system. (1)(2)(3) The good news is the condition is …

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When Older People Get Vertigo & How To Continue Moving Independently & Avoid Falls

A third of 70 year olds and over half of people by age 85 experience the symptoms of dizziness or vertigo.(1)(2) Over half the time, the main cause of this dizziness/vertigo with older people is a disorder called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).(3)   BPPV happens when crystals in the inner ear balance system (The Vestibular …

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What Is Vertigo & What To Do About It? Part 1

What Is Positional Vertigo? Positional vertigo is a spinning sensation that happens when the position of your head changes.(1) This occurs when crystals in the inner ear balance system (The Vestibular System) move from a place where they normally are located to a place where they should not be located.(2)(3)(4) When these crystals get into …

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