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...
Meniere’s Vertigo

Meniere’s Vertigo

Meniere’s vertigo attacks are recurrent episodes of severe vertigo, dizziness, tinnitus, and hearing loss (along with other symptoms) that occur spontaneously and last for minutes to hours, up to a day, then resolve. The co-occurring symptoms include nausea, vomiting,...
Lightheadedness and Presyncope

Lightheadedness and Presyncope

Lightheadedness and Presyncope When a patient complains of “dizziness,” it may not always be a vestibular issue. There are many non-vestibular causes of dizziness. Lightheadedness and Presyncope are two symptoms that patients may be experiencing when they...
Blood Pressure and Foot Neuropathy: The Relationship

Blood Pressure and Foot Neuropathy: The Relationship

Who has Foot Neuropathy? A lot of people I’ve met actually have foot neuropathy but they’ve never been diagnosed by a doctor. Why do you think that is? It’s because doctors don’t usually look at your feet! Your doctor may check your blood pressure and your heart rate....
What Is A Vestibular Physical Therapist?

What Is A Vestibular Physical Therapist?

As a Vestibular Physical Therapist, I am a physical therapist that specializes in helping people with dizziness, vertigo, balance problems, and falls. A Vestibular Physical Therapist Will Look for the Root Cause When I get a dizzy patient, I look at the symptoms and...
Causes of Foot Neuropathy: How To Understand Them

Causes of Foot Neuropathy: How To Understand Them

The term neuropathy actually means “nerve disease.” Foot neuropathy is often caused by a reduced blood flow to the feet. This reduced blood flow may be caused by normal aging or there may be other risk factors. I will discuss three of these risk factors and causes of...

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