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Medication for Vertigo: What To Know

Medication for Vertigo: What To Know

The research in Vestibular care supports the use of medication for vertigo, such as meclizine, for the first 48 hours of a new onset of vertigo. This medication for vertigo is helpful to bring relief and minimize discomfort for an acute case, or a new case.

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Physical Therapy Practice Focused on Dizziness and Vertigo

Physical Therapy Practice Focused on Dizziness and Vertigo

The Bell Method was created by a perfect intersection of my own personal health struggles as a lifelong vestibular patient falling through the cracks of the healthcare system for about 25 years, and my professional career observing how many undiagnosed vestibular patients are suffering like I have with the social, financial and psychological impact of being mismanaged and misguided.

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What Works in Fall Prevention?

What Works in Fall Prevention?

Through normal aging, muscles lose strength and quickness, and unconscious balance reactions slow down.  The normal loss of muscle is significant enough to cause fear of falling and reduced quality of life, regardless of mobility level. However, there is one effective...

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Reduce Fall Risk

Reduce Fall Risk

The truth is that our community is in a public health crisis due to the falls in older adults and their devastating consequences. In the US according to CDC.GOV, every 12 seconds an older adult is seen at an emergency room for a fall-related injury and every 20 minutes an older adult dies from a fall. This blog shares strategies to reduce fall risk.

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Dizziness with Head Turns

Dizziness with Head Turns

Dizziness with head turns can be caused by root causes involving the central nervous system (CNS), the neck bones, the neck muscles and/ or the inner ear, i.e. the vestibular system. The management of dizziness with head turns depends on the root cause, so determining the root cause is critical to optimizing outcomes. It is important to remember that multiple root causes are often present and all root causes need to be addressed for the best results.

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Would Better Bladder Control Allow You to Drink More Water?

Would Better Bladder Control Allow You to Drink More Water?

How can a Physical Therapist who specializes in dizziness and vertigo offer an online course called “Improve Bladder Control: Evidence-Based Bladder Retraining Program?” It is very interesting that I have discovered that many people do not drink enough water due in order to prevent embarrassing accidents and that causes dizziness when they stand up.

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Dizziness Symptoms in Exercise Class

Dizziness Symptoms in Exercise Class

Have you ever experienced dizziness symptoms when you turned your head or stood up quickly in an exercise class? Or maybe you have seen someone else in your class complain of dizziness during the class? Did you feel like your instructor knew what to say or do?

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Foot Neuropathy Treatment

Foot Neuropathy Treatment

A patient I saw today amazed me in the last 6 weeks by the improvement in his walking stability and his confidence with walking outside. When I first saw him, he was literally shuffling – or sliding – his feet along the floor with small steps while he walked and he teetered side to side.

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Living with a Vestibular Disorder

Living with a Vestibular Disorder

The wonderful thing about my situation is that because I understand vertigo and it’s multi-factorial causes so clearly, I’ve been able to navigate through a difficult exacerbation of my health symptoms and advocate for myself as I continue to seek out care from specialist providers.

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