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Vertigo Half Somersault Maneuver for BPPV

The Half Somersault or Foster maneuver for vertigo should help with Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) if done correctly.

The half somersault maneuver, like any other BPPV maneuver, can make you feel more dizzy or sick for a short period of time afterwards. Sometimes people do get sick and vomit, so make sure you are prepared to stay and home and relax after the treatment.

Each position should be held for about 30 seconds or until the spinning stops. Sometimes it has to be performed 3-5 times in a row, but it is recommended to wait 15 minutes in between each treatment session.

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7 Ways to Relieve Knee Pain

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Knee pain can be helped with stretches, exercises, and other treatments. These knee exercises and stretches are easy to do, and should help provide knee pain relief.

Stretching the muscles around your knee will help take pressure off the knee joint. Calf stretches, hamstring stretches, and quad stretches are important to help relieve knee pain.

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Finally, exercises for the knee include seated LAQ (knee extension), seated hip flexion, and sit to stand. You can progress your sit to stand to squats when you are ready.

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General back pain can be helped with stretches, exercises, and other treatments. These back exercises & stretches are easy to do, and should help provide back pain relief.

To help relieve back pain, pelvic tilts, bridges, and supine trunk rotation will help loosen up the muscles while strengthening them as well.

Another great way to help relieve back pain is using a TENS unit. The folks at Auvon sent their Dual Channel TENS unit to use. The best part of using a TENS is you can do your stretches and exercises while it’s on.

For more strengthening, you can add onto the bridges by doing a bridge with a ball squeeze to help activate the adductor muscles, and then doing a bridge with a resistive band to help activate the abductor muscles.

Finally, stretching the quadratus lumborum (QL) in tall kneeling is a great way to relieve back pain.

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10 Winged Scapula Treatments

A winged scapula or scapular winging is when the shoulder blade (scapula) wings out from the ribcage (the side closest to the spine) due to weakness from muscles or nerve damage. These stretches & exercises should help.

A winged scapula can cause issues with stability and overall function of the shoulder. Stretching and exercising muscles that attach to the scapula should help, especially the serratus anterior muscle.

Start with stretching: rhomboid stretches in long sitting, levator scapulae stretches, latissimus stretches, subscapularis stretches, pec/chest stretches will help loosen up the area to help with function.

Then, strengthening the muscles will help correct imbalances. Serratus punches, modified push up plus, bear hugs with a band, and serratus punches with band should help regain stability in the scapula.

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