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For over 20 years, El Dorado Physical Therapy has been serving Shingle Springs and surrounding communities.
El Dorado Physical Therapy, conveniently located on Mother Lode Dr., is the top choice for individualized physical therapy in a warm and encouraging atmosphere.
We offer exceptional care, trusted expertise, and remarkable outcomes through in-clinic PT treatment. From balance and vertigo issues to sports injuries and workers compensation cases, El Dorado Physical Therapy is the top choice for Physical Therapy in Shingle Springs.
The friendly staff at El Dorado Physical Therapy will develop a personalized treatment plan designed for YOU to help you reach your goals and reduce the chance of future injuries. We use comprehensive methods, such as functional movement analysis, differential diagnosis, and a whole-body approach, to help determine which services you will benefit from most.
Falls and fear of falling in our senior population are recognized public health crises.
According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in older adults by a wide margin. Each year, more than two million seniors experience a fall severe enough to necessitate emergency medical treatment. This number along with the associated personal and societal costs of falling is expected to rise as our population ages. Despite these grim statistics, many falls are preventable with professional interventions that address the causes of falling in older adults.
Our expert clinicians are trained in evidence-based interventions that are proven by controlled clinical trials to effectively reduce the number of falls in older adults.
There are other factors that also contribute to falls. Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, vestibular disorders, and neuropathy also increase fall risk. Our therapy team is well equipped to address the problems of falling and the fear of falling in individuals living with these conditions.
A concussion is defined as a disruption of the normal functioning of the brain usually due to a direct or indirect force to the head.
Is Concussion a brain injury?
Yes. In short, it is a functional injury to the brain, rather than a structural injury.
What do you mean by a functional injury to the brain?
The brain controls many functions of the human body. When these functions are disrupted, the “concussed” person may experience problems with thinking, balance, emotion, and sleep. As a result, they may feel mentally “foggy,” dizzy, nauseated, more emotional, restless, or tired.
What are the signs and symptoms of a concussion?
After sustaining a fall or blow to the head, if one or more of these signs are observed, a concussion is suspected:
Appears dazed or stunned, forgetful, or confused, An athlete who sustains a concussion may forget an instruction, be confused about an assignment or position, or be unsure of the game, score, or opponent.
Can’t recall events prior to or after a hit or fall.
*Answers questions slowly
*Loses consciousness (even briefly).
*Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes.
If one or more of these symptoms are reported, a concussion is suspected:
Headache or “pressure” in the head.
*Nausea or vomiting.
*Balance problems or dizziness.
*Double or blurry vision.
*Bothered by light or noise.
*Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy.
*Confusion, or concentration, or memory problems.
*Just not “feeling right,” or “feeling down”
Someone must be “knocked out” or lose consciousness to have sustained a concussion, right?
This is a dangerous misconception about concussions. A concussion does not necessarily result in loss of consciousness, nor does the loss of consciousness on its own predict the severity or course of recovery from the concussion.
What should a parent or coach do when they are not sure whether their child or athlete sustained a concussion?
The statement “if in doubt, sit them out” summarizes it best. More specifically, the CDC recommends and California law (AB 2127)* mandates that an athlete suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury is prohibited from returning to the athletic activity until the athlete is evaluated by a licensed health care provider. This educational sheet published by the CDC is an excellent resource for parents and coaches:
What are the health risks of “playing through” a concussion or suspected concussion?
Due to slowed reaction time and impaired judgment, an individual who has not fully recovered from a concussion is at heightened risk to sustain another blow to the head if he or she continues to participate in an athletic event. A repeat concussion sustained before full recovery has occurred can lead to second impact syndrome, which is a serious and life-threatening condition that involves rapid swelling of the brain. Although serious, second impact syndrome is preventable through recognition and proper management of an initial concussion.
How soon can an athlete return to play after sustaining a concussion?
The good news is 85% of individuals recover within 3 weeks of sustaining a concussion. However, there are many factors involved in an individual’s recovery from a concussion. Prior to returning to play, it must first be determined by a licensed health care provider trained in the management of concussion that he or she has returned to their “baseline” or pre-injury state. In addition, the athlete must complete a graduated return to play protocol under the supervision of a licensed health care provider trained in the management of concussion.
Why see a Physical Therapist for a concussion?
A Physical Therapist, trained in the management of concussion, is able to evaluate and provide treatment and education for symptoms of concussion, including headache and dizziness. In addition, a physical therapist’s expertise in exercise and movement allows them to safely and effectively implement the mandatory graduated return to play protocol. A Physical Therapist with training and experience treating concussions can help screen for cognitive (thinking and memory) problems, or visual problems that are amenable to referral to Speech-Language Pathology or Occupational Therapy, respectively.
Why should someone choose Physical Therapy to recover from a concussion?
Our clinics are home to a cutting-edge team of Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists who are formally trained and experienced in the management of concussion. These expert clinicians have collaborated with local physicians to develop a comprehensive and affordable care model designed to return local high school athletes safely and successfully to sports, academics, and social roles.
Vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance are commonly associated with a problem with the inner ear or vestibular system functioning. There are many causes of vertigo and dizziness that are treatable with the guidance of a physical therapist with specialized training in Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that uses specific exercises or activities to promote recovery of balance and a sense of stability. The type of therapeutic strategies your therapist implements will depend on the cause of your dizziness and the severity of your symptoms.
Your therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation to help determine if your dizziness will respond to Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy. Depending on the findings of the physical therapy evaluation, the therapist will then proceed with treatment and/or possibly a referral to another appropriate health care provider. Most often, you will respond quickly and favorably to the initial treatment. Our Physical Therapists have extensive training and expertise in Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy.
Causes of dizziness we treat
BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
Vestibular Hypofunction (often due to vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis)
Vestibular Migraine or Migraine Associated Dizziness
Cervicogenic Dizziness or dizziness associated with neck problems
Dizziness due to concussion/ traumatic brain injury
Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (formerly known as Chronic Subjective Dizziness)
This Shingle Springs location is awesome! All of the staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and patient - from Nina who greets and calendars everything perfectly, to Brendan and the team of PT experts who "work" us: Ashley, Justine, Jessica, and Julie (I hope I didn't miss anyone) - they are all extraordinary, and I've been to other PT locations. They genuinely seem to like each other, and every one of the patients, remembering each of our "stories" when we're there. Thank you for helping me get my foot back in shape!
This place is amazing. The physical therapists at this facility are top notch and really care about each and every one of their patients. When you enter you're greeted by Nina who is one of the most cheery and kind people you will ever meet. She always cheerfully greets you by name when you walk in. The environment is very warm and welcoming. The facility is also kept very clean and comfortable. Jennifer is my physical therapist and she is amazing! She is extremely knowledgeable and works with your individual needs and health issues. She is always so caring, genuinely kind, and enjoyable to talk to. You can tell she truly cares about her patients. Jennifer does research on my conditions and is always trying to find the best PT treatments to help me. I'm so grateful for Jennifer, I don't know what I'd do without her! She is an outstanding example for all physical therapists and health care workers.
Nina has been tons of help and knows her job! Job well done! The girls in the back are AMAZING therapists. I have been to other Physical Therapy places and had no positive results. This is my 2nd time back here at El Dorado therapy and will always come back when needed. Thank you for the positive results.
Nina, Courtney, and all staff there are super helpful and very positive. I noticed improvements right away and they were supportive even when I wasn't used to certain stretches and looked funny. Highly recommend them and they are confident in the work the do.