Balance and the Vestibular System

A few weeks ago our physical therapist, Charles Riddle, took part in a podcast hosted by Dr. Chad Woolner and Dr. Buddy Allen from the Align Integrated Medical Clinic. You can view this podcast directly through their website or click on the link below to listen.

You may think that balance and the vestibular system is not exciting or important, but we rely on this function in most moments of our lives. Imagine what it would be like waking up one morning to turn off your alarm clock, and the whole room spins. What do you do? Hold onto dear life hoping you aren’t going crazy? Contrary to how you may feel, this symptom of vertigo, commonly called BPPV for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, can be treated with some guided maneuvers by a therapist.

Curious now? There is a whole slew of things to consider with balance other than vertigo. Click the video and find out!



Hello Everyone! Welcome to our first blog post since we moved to our new beautiful website!

For those of you who don’t know us, we are a locally owned, outpatient physical therapy clinic in Meridian, Idaho. We opened our doors December 2014 and have been going strong ever since. We see patients from all age ranges and from all walks of life, all with various levels of physical ailments. In any given day we see veterans with past wounds and athletes with new injuries.

Our version of therapy is much more than typical exercises. Each person’s physical body is different and responds to treatment differently from the next person who may have the same condition. We do our best to tailor each person’s treatment based on their medical history and their capabilities.

And we get it, physical therapy is NOT FUN, so we make sure that when our patients are here we give them our best smiles. On top of it all we sing, we dance, and we have plenty of shenanigans to go around!

Hopefully you will never need physical therapy, but if by chance you know someone who could benefit from it, take a look around our page and see what it’s all about. If after pursuing our page you’re still not sure if therapy will work we can schedule a consultation with our therapist to help give some direction.