Q: How often should I exercise?

A: Beginners should start by working out 3 times a week. After 6 weeks it is safe to increase the intensity of your workout program.

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Q: What is BPPV (Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo)?

A: BPPV is a common and sometimes disabling cause of dizziness that is readily diagnosed and treated. Symptoms are associated with certain head positions. There is relative absences of spontaneous symptoms without head movement or position change. Patients will demonstrate short duration nystagmus of 3-30 seconds.

Palm Coast Sports Medicine offers treatment of BPPV with qualified and trained physical therapists in the epley maneuver, the preferred treatment technique. We also offer balance, coordination, and vestibular rehab training on the biodex balance system, in conjunction with the epley manuevers to provide overall balance training.

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Q: What is Lymphedema?

A: Lymphedema is a chronic and progressive condition. It increases the risk of developing repeated infections (cellulites), and can cause discomfort and interfere with the normal use of involved limbs. Fibrosis, the thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the skin may result from long-term deposits of protein-rich lymphatic fluid.

If you have developed or have early symptoms of lymphedema, there is treatment available. Complete Decongestive Therapy treatment can greatly reduce the swelling in your arm and trunk so that you can resume most of your normal activities.

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Q: When is the best time to stretch?

A: It is best to stretch at the end of your workout when your muscles are warm. If you feel that you need to stretch before working out, do some light cardio to warm up before stretching.

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Q: How much water should I drink?
A: Everyone should drink at least 8 8oz glasses of water per day. People who are active should drink more water to replenish the fluids lost during their workout.

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Our Physical Therapist:
Kimberlie Forbes, MPT 

Kimborlie has been practicing Physical Therapy for over 12 years. She graduated from University of Florida in 2001 with a Master's degree in Physical Therapy. She resides in Palm Coast with her husband and three beautiful children. She enjoys treating all aspects of Physical Therapy, including orthopedics, sports medicine, vertigo, and geriactrics. 

Our Occupational Therapist:
Dr. Edith Lynn McCoy, ODT, OTR/L, CLT

Edith recently graduated with her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine of Health Sciences in December of 2010. She received her BHS degree from the University of FL and is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and Florida Occupational Therapy Association (FOTA). She is a certified lymphedema therapist/ trained in the Vodder technique at The Academy for Lymphatic Studies in Jupiter, FL.

Our Speech Therapist:
Carey Tyner, MA CCC-SLP

Carey has been practicing speech pathology since 1999, and has been working for PCSM for over 7 years. She provides treatment in all areas of communicative disorders, including cognitive, language, speech, and voice disorders, as well as swallowing disorders. Carey has worked in a variety of settings, including schools, skilled nursing facilities, and home care in addition to her work as PCSM. She enjoys working with both children and adults.

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