Welcome to the Patient Education Library of Beth Ingram Therapy Services
We invite you to explore our comprehensive list of resources and educational materials designed to help educate you about the various speech, occupational, and physical therapy services provided by this practice. Simply click on a topic below to learn more.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your condition or treatment, please feel free to contact Beth Ingram Therapy Services at (813) 653-1149. To request an appointment, use our secure online appointment request form.
This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation, examination, or the medical advice of your doctor. This information should not be relied upon to determine a diagnosis or course of treatment.
- Acoustic NeuromaThe inner ear is responsible for hearing and balance. Acoustic neuroma is a tumor that develops on the nerve in the inner ear. Acoustic neuroma is also called vestibular schwannoma. The vast majority of acoustic neuromas are not cancerous and are ... Read More
- Acoustic TraumaAcoustic trauma is injury to the inner ear caused by loud noise. Acoustic trauma can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss. Wearing earplugs or ear protectors around loud noises can help prevent acoustic trauma. ... Read More
- Ankle ReplacementTotal ankle replacement surgery, or ankle arthroplasty, can improve ankle function and relieve severe pain caused by arthritis and other conditions. As more FDA-approved ankle implants have become available, ankle replacement has become the preferred alternative to ankle fusion. ... Read More
- Anterior Hip ReplacementWhen you need surgery to replace a damaged or diseased hip, some orthopedic surgeons have advanced training to perform anterior hip arthroplasty, also known as the direct anterior approach to hip replacement. This procedure is considered ... Read More
- Aquatic Therapy
- Artificial Lumbar Disc Replacement
- Cluster HeadacheCluster headaches are named so because they occur in predictable patterns, often as regular as clockwork. They are one of the most painful types of headaches. Fortunately, treatments and medication can help reduce symptoms and the number of headache episodes. ... Read More
- Cochlear Implants
- Concussion (TBI)A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that occurs from a direct hit to the head. Concussions can also occur when the head or body is forcefully shaken. Brain injuries can lead to temporary confusion, headaches, and much more. ... Read More
- EaracheEarache, medically termed otalgia, is pain that occurs in the ear. Ear infections are a frequent cause of earache, especially in infants and children. Air pressure changes and earwax buildup are also common causes. There are varities of treatments for ... Read More
- Earwax BlockageEarwax blockage is a condition that results when wax that is normally produced in the ear builds up. Earwax blockage can cause earache, temporary hearing loss, and unusual sounds to be heard in the affected ear. A doctor can remove ... Read More
- Hand Therapy
- Hearing Aids
- Hearing Loss & Deafness: An OverviewPartial or complete hearing loss (deafness) may be temporary or permanent, depending on the type and cause. Some people are born with an inability to hear and for others, hearing loss may develop over time. You should contact your doctor ... Read More
- Incontinence - UrineUrinary incontinence is as concerning as it can be inconvenient and embarrassing. Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine. It is not a disease, but rather a symptom. There are many causes of incontinence; some are more serious than ... Read More
- LabyrinthitisLabyrinthitis is inflammation that affects the balance center in the inner ear. It commonly develops after a middle ear infection, upper respiratory infection, or allergies. The main symptoms are a false sense that the environment is moving and feeling off ... Read More
- Meniere's DiseaseMeniere’s disease is a condition that results from excess fluid in the inner ear. The extra fluid prevents the nerves and structures that are responsible for hearing and balance from working properly. As a result, people may experience distressing symptoms ... Read More
- Middle Ear Infection - Otitis MediaMiddle ear infection, termed otitis media, is a common problem in infants and young children. They result from increased pressure and increased fluids in the middle ear. An earache is the primary symptom of middle ear infection. Most ear infections go ... Read More
- Minimally Invasive Lateral Access Spine SurgeryIn the past, spinal fusion surgery meant large incisions, muscle detachment and lengthy recoveries. Innovations in spine surgery instruments and surgical techniques provide a much more pleasant experience for patients requiring spine surgery. Minimally invasive lateral access spine surgery (lateral ... Read More
- Minimally Invasive Posterior Fusion Spine SurgerySpinal fusion surgery is used to secure two bones together in the spine for people with back pain or spine instability. Traditional spinal fusion surgeries required a large incision, muscle stripping, and lengthy hospital stays. Advancements in spine surgery have ... Read More
- Neuromuscular Re-education
- Newborn Hearing ScreeningNewborn hearing screening is used to detect hearing loss in newborn babies. Newborns are typically tested before they leave the hospital. Screening is important to identify hearing problems early to ensure that babies with deafness or decreased hearing receive services to help ... Read More
- Occupational Therapy: An Overview
- OtosclerosisOtosclerosis is a progressive condition that causes hearing reduction and can progress to deafness. It results from abnormal bone growth in the ear that interferes with the hearing process. Otosclerosis is an inherited disorder. Surgery is used to improve hearing ... Read More
- Overactive Bladder - Severe Overactive BladderOveractive bladder can be very inconvenient and uncomfortable. Overactive bladder causes an extreme sudden urgency to urinate, frequent urination, and the need to urinate at night (nocturia). Some people experience unexpected urine loss as well. The problem occurs when muscles ... Read More
- Partial Knee ReplacementYour knee is an important joint that supports the weight of your body and must function correctly for movement and walking. Your knee is made from bone, ligaments and cartilage. One type of cartilage covers the bones, and the other ... Read More
- Perforated Eardrum - Ruptured EardrumA perforated or ruptured eardrum is an eardrum with a hole in it. The condition may result from air pressure changes, loud noise, infection, or injury. A perforated eardrum causes sudden intense pain and hearing loss. The condition may heal ... Read More
- Physical Therapy: An Overview
- Progressive StrengtheningProgressive strengthening exercises are used in rehabilitation to increase muscle strength, tone, size, and function. Progressive strengthening is also referred to as “progressive resistance,” “exercise progression,” and the “overload principle.” Injury, disease, and neurological disorders, such as stroke or traumatic ... Read More
- Shoulder Rehabilitation
- Sports Medicine and Fitness Training
- Sprains & StrainsSprains and strains are common injuries that can happen to anyone, but occur most frequently in people who participate in sports, perform repetitive activities, or are at-risk for falls. Sprains involve the tissues that connect bones together (ligaments). Strains involve ... Read More
- Swimmer's Ear - Otitis ExternaSwimmer’s ear is an outer ear infection. It is also called an external ear infection, external otitis, or otitis externa. It commonly results from an infection that develops in trapped water in the ear after swimming. Irritants or germs that enter ... Read More
- TinnitusTinnitus is hearing unusual sounds in the ear that are not actually occurring in the environment. Ringing, buzzing, hissing, blowing, or other abnormal noises may be heard in one or both ears. Tinnitus is most frequently caused by ear disorders, medical conditions, ... Read More
- TMJ DisorderThe temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is unique in that it allows your lower jaw to perform motions in several different directions. You use lower jaw motions whenever you talk, swallow, chew, or yawn. Because of the complexity of the joint structure, ... Read More
- VertigoVertigo is the sensation of spinning or false movement. It can result from trauma, infection, or diseases that affect the inner ear. Vertigo is usually a harmless condition but a doctor should evaluate it. Vertigo may be treated with medications, ... Read More
- WhiplashWhiplash occurs when the head moves suddenly from severe impact, such as during a car crash. Whiplash can cause neck pain, upper back pain, shoulder pain, tight muscles, and burning or tingling sensations in your neck or upper back. Most ... Read More
- Whiplash - Chiropractic Treatment
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This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.
The iHealthSpot patient education library was written collaboratively by the iHealthSpot editorial team which includes Senior Medical Authors Dr. Mary Car-Blanchard, OTD/OTR/L and Valerie K. Clark, and the following editorial advisors: Steve Meadows, MD, Ernie F. Soto, DDS, Ronald J. Glatzer, MD, Jonathan Rosenberg, MD, Christopher M. Nolte, MD, David Applebaum, MD, Jonathan M. Tarrash, MD, and Paula Soto, RN/BSN. This content complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information. The library commenced development on September 1, 2005 with the latest update/addition on April 13th, 2016. For information on iHealthSpot’s other services including medical website design, visit www.iHealthSpot.com.
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