Cervicogenic Vertigo or Dizziness Cervicogenic Vertigo or Dizziness

Dizziness or vertigo can be caused by a neck problem. Here are a few tips when assessing the neck. The head is not on straight. History of self-manipulation or stretching means that there is a neck problem. Pain and loss of upper neck motion with testing.

How to fail with vertigo treatment How to fail with vertigo treatment

One way to find success in treatment is to know what not to do for your vertigo. Certain treatments say they work on treating vertigo but do not follow our understanding and knowledge of how our vestibular system works. You will be able to evaluate and treat a vertigo patient by the end of this post and know what NOT to do.

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3 best tests to assess for the cause of dizziness 3 best tests to assess for the cause of dizziness

There are 3 systems that can cause dizziness. Our vision or eyes, our inner ear or vestibular system, and our upper neck. This post is the beginning of a 3 part series in assessing and treating dizziness successfully.

Assessing and Training your Core Assessing and Training your Core

The problem with core exercise programs is that they typically do not work. Assessing your core and related issues that can affect your core function is the first step. Second, effective training that is unique to each person is important.

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The Power of Habit The Power of Habit

Getting our patients to follow through with a home program can be frustrating and difficult. The frustration is shared, for us and for our patients. How can we improve our success rate with our clients and also for ourselves as we try to get BETTER?


Welcome to Cornerstone! Welcome to Cornerstone!

At Cornerstone we care about YOU. You are the reason we train, innovate, and work together to provide the best possible care. These videos share information about your first visit with us. We look forward to figuring out your problem together and returning you to life so that you can LIVE IT.

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COR Strength Screen Part 3 COR Strength Screen Part 3

This is Part 3 of our COR Strength Screen. Using diagnostic ultrasound we test different activities that should engage your core normally. We are looking for involuntary activation of your core. We will also look at voluntary core activation or tightening your core on demand.

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Hoarse Voice Hoarse Voice

Through BETTER we are connecting the medical and dental professions by sharing our passion and expertise. This post is related to diagnosing a hoarseness or loss of voice. Go deeper, get better.

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BETTER welcome BETTER welcome

Welcome to BETTER! An online group of medical and dental professionals connecting and contributing, to improve our care.

COR Strength abdominal bracing COR Strength abdominal bracing

Abdominal bracing for core activation is the foundation for all our future exercises. While it is not the only activity we will be using to get your core to engage it is a good place to start. To determine its effectiveness we use diagnostic ultrasound for Targeted Core Training.

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COR Strength Screen Part 1 COR Strength Screen Part 1

This is part 1 of our screening process for core strength and function. Posture, breathing, and back and pelvic issues are what we look for as part of our screen. Determining a cause for a weak core is an important part of the process.

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COR Strength Screen Part 2 COR Strength Screen Part 2

Part 2 of our core screening process is about how we use diagnostic ultrasound to assess core function. When the core muscles thicken they are contracting. Through different actions we test to see if the core is activating.

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Weak core after abdominal surgery Weak core after abdominal surgery

Following a ruptured appendix, abdominal surgery and an infection my core was not working. This limited my ability to hike and run with tension and pain to my trunk. Targeted Core Training has improved my core and my ability to live my life again. Seeing my core function in real time allowed me to start engaging my core, reducing my pain and tension, and push beyond my limits. This is my COR Strength Story. SEE IT, TRAIN IT, LIVE IT!

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What is Targeted Core Training? What is Targeted Core Training?

Targeted Core Training is using diagnostic ultrasound to see core function. When strengthening your core muscles or abdomen seeing how your muscles engage in real time enhances any program and speeds up core activation, strengthening and recovery.

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COR Strength Project COR Strength Project

Have you ever wondered if your core was strong? Or how to train your core? If you have had back or pelvic/hip pain during or following exercise then the COR Strength Project is for you.

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Sleeping on your back Sleeping on your back

Relax the Back shows us different options for sleeping on our back to reduce tension. Reducing back tension and pain is easier than we think.

Shoulder pain and what to do about it Shoulder pain and what to do about it

Shoulder pain that is chronic or gets worse with activity is usually the result of changes in how the shoulder moves or a biomechanical problem. Impingement Syndrome or rotator cuff strain are common diagnoses. Restoring normal joint mechanics is the goal of treatment before exercising.

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Are you dizzy? Part 1 Are you dizzy? Part 1

Have you ever felt dizzy? Have you changed your daily activities because of dizziness? Do you know someone that experiences frequent dizziness? This information is for you.

Are you dizzy? Part 2 Are you dizzy? Part 2

One form of dizziness is vertigo. This is usually associated with our inner ear or vestibular system and is called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV. BPPV is an inner ear problem related to loos crystals (Otolith) that are not where they should be.