A message from Ann: The holidays are here and we are wishing you a safe and happy holiday season. We appreciate each of you for your support and ongoing dedication to your own health and wellness. Your health and wellness are important to us and so we have offered physical therapy and also class sessions throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Amazingly, we have held over 45 sessions of Pilates, over 90 sessions of Balance and over 90 sessions of Yoga in Action. We also added Massage therapy in the clinic on an as needed basis.
We are here to serve you and the Helotes community. If you have special needs that are not being met, please contact us anytime. We realize times are challenging. We are here for you.
We continue all classes this week. However we will not be offering classes next week 12/21-12/31. We will begin all classes again Monday, January 4, 2021.
To keep active during the last two weeks of the year we have posted our Balance in Action and Pilates classes at the links below.
Here are the links:
Balance in Action
is a class for people who want to improve their balance, flexibility and strength. A virtual Zoom meeting was recorded in March 2020. Please be safe and go at your own pace. Holding a stable surface near you for the more difficult activities is recommended.
Yoga in Action:
is a multilevel yoga session for your relaxation, flexibility, strength and balance. A virtual Zoom meeting was recorded in xx 2020. You will need a floor mat, block, chair or stable surface nearby.
is a beginners floor pilates class for people who want to improve their core strength and flexibility. A virtual Zoom meeting was recorded in April 2020. You will need a floor mat or blanket on the floor, as well as a pillow and/or ball and t-band.
Stay active. Be safe.
Best health always, Ann
P.S. Classes will resume January 4th.
Balance in Action – Mondays/Fridays at 1:00 pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 841 9190 0465
Yoga in Action – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 5:00 pm:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 817 4982 3374
Pilates – Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 545 290 786
**$40 unlimited classes of Yoga/Pilates in July-August – check, cash, CC or Venmo (Ann-Newstead) accepted
Vertigo is not a normal part of life…Start your day AHNew.
Are you dizzy? Have vertigo? Imbalance or disequilibrium or unsteadiness?
“As many as 35% of adults aged 40 years or older in the United States—approximately 69 million Americans—have experienced some form of vestibular dysfunction.”
What is Dizziness? Vertigo? Dizziness is defined as you feeling as if you are spinning; whereas vertigo is your world spinning around you.
Both dizziness and vertigo can result in imbalance or disequilibrium and result in stopping activities that you enjoy most.
You have both a peripheral and central vestibular system that help control eye movements and balance.
Cardiac and/or neurological events can also mimic dizziness and vertigo. Many people are seen in Emergency Departments for such conditions.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a small percentage of vertigo, followed by vestibular neuritis, endolymphatic hydrops or Meniere’s disease, Vestibular Migraine, Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD), or psychogenic disorders.
Finding a diagnosis of why you have dizziness or vertigo can be complex. It’s important to learn and discover more about the potential causes and solutions to improving your.
If you would like to learn more about how to lessen the effects of dizziness or vertigo, join us for an informational workshop.
Contact Dr. Ann H. Newstead, PT, DPT, PhD at 210-833-8336.
Dr. Newstead is Certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Neurological and Geriatric Physical Therapy. She is a Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults.