Vestibular System Function and Dysfunction

Vestibular System Function and Dysfunction

Vestibular System Function and Dysfunction The human vestibular system has four primary functions. Thereby, vestibular dysfunction causes four primary problems. In this blog, I will discuss four functions of the vestibular system. For each function, I will describe...
Recurrent BPPV Risk Factors

Recurrent BPPV Risk Factors

BPPV has a high recurrence rate and is mostly idiopathic (no known cause). There is no current general consensus among researchers or clinicians about recurrent BPPV risk factors. Therefore, risk factors for recurrent BPPV is a very important topic! I’ve recently...
COVID Related Dizziness

COVID Related Dizziness

COVID related dizziness is a huge epidemic. Since the era of COVID began in early 2020, my private physical therapy practice has never been more busy. I’ve seen a huge uptick in new cases of dizziness and vertigo, especially in young people. I’ll share some of my...
BPPV Recurrence: What Does The Research Say?

BPPV Recurrence: What Does The Research Say?

Everyone who is treated for BPPV should be educated on the risk of BPPV recurrence and what to do about it. In this blog, I will discuss a summary of findings from three research studies published on this important topic. Study #1 In one study of 548 patients over an...
Dizziness and Neck Stiffness

Dizziness and Neck Stiffness

Dizziness and Neck Stiffness Typically the neck is not even considered as a possible root cause of dizziness unless the patient complains of neck pain. I have found neck stiffness can cause motion-activated dizziness and neck pain. Neck Mobility is Important to...
Vertigo with Hearing Loss

Vertigo with Hearing Loss

Vertigo with hearing loss should not be ignored. This type of symptom cluster typically requires a thorough work up, including but not limited to a brain MRI and comprehensive hearing test. When I evaluate a new patient who has vertigo with hearing loss, I usually...

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