Vestibular Decompensation: An Unrecognized Cause of Vertigo

Vestibular Decompensation: An Unrecognized Cause of Vertigo

If a person is immobile for even a few days – without head motion, such as during bedrest from a flu, surgery, hospital stay, depressive episode, etc, then they can experience “vestibular decompensation.” This phenomenon occurs when a person with a...
Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Specialty

Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Specialty

Why Vestibular Rehabilitation? Traditional (general) physical therapy will not be very effective for people who need vestibular rehab. Vestibular Rehabilitation is a sub-specialty within the physical therapy profession.  Vestibular physical therapy, also called...
Vestibular Neuritis Recovery Tips

Vestibular Neuritis Recovery Tips

Vestibular neuritis is typically a very memorable event in someone’s life with unrelenting horrible vertigo lasting for 2-3 days, possibly requiring emergency care.  Once the acute vestibular neuritis event clears up (with or without the use of medications), people...
What Causes Dizziness in the Body?

What Causes Dizziness in the Body?

What Causes Dizziness? Root Cause Evaluation is Key Often times, dizziness can have more than one cause. This blog discusses what causes dizziness, specifically in the head and neck area. The Inner Ear The first thing I do when I evaluate people for vertigo or...
Medication for Dizziness: A Discussion with Dr. Kim Bell, DPT

Medication for Dizziness: A Discussion with Dr. Kim Bell, DPT

I still find it shocking that most of the medications for dizziness actually causes dizziness as a side effect! Different medications are prescribed for dizziness and vertigo. The benefits of medication for dizziness are to reduce the symptoms, to allow the person to...
BPPV Treatment: How Does It Work?

BPPV Treatment: How Does It Work?

How does BPPV treatment work? Many people are curious as to how BPPV treatment works. The goal of BPPV treatment is like winning a biological pinball game. In handheld pinball games, the player has to tip the game side to side and also tip it in certain other...