Vertigo Quickly Changes from Irrelevant to Emergency

Vertigo Quickly Changes from Irrelevant to Emergency

I recently met a single, fit, young woman in her 40s who had spent the previous few weeks crawling around her apartment on her hands and knees due to vertigo. She was unable to walk due to severe, debilitating symptoms of vertigo and she actually had to go on short...
Advocacy to Improve Quality of Life

Advocacy to Improve Quality of Life

About five years ago, I accepted a one-year travel position as a full-time physical therapist working in Home Health on the Monterey Peninsula and I had a chance to teach a brand new full-time caregiver about patient advocacy. My very first case was a patient who had...
Living with a Vestibular Disorder

Living with a Vestibular Disorder

Since February 21, the medical care that I have personally received has caused me to experience vertigo any time I chew solid food. This was never a problem before. Obviously, I’m not still working with that healthcare provider whose treatment worsened my...
Is BPPV Always on the Side you Sleep on?

Is BPPV Always on the Side you Sleep on?

After his examination and treatment, one of my patients asked me very inquisitively, “Is BPPV always on the side you sleep on?”   I thought the question was excellent so I want to share with you my reply. Here is what I said: ‘Acute BPPV is frequently on the same side...

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