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...
Can Medication Increase The Risk of Falling?

Can Medication Increase The Risk of Falling?

Did you know that even taking just one medication can increase the risk of falling? How do you ask? In this article, I will discuss some reasons why taking medication for your vertigo can increase your risk of falling. Medication Side Effects Some medications can also...
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...
Footwear to Reduce Falling

Footwear to Reduce Falling

All can fall! People of any age can fall, especially if they have dizziness or vertigo. Proper footwear is important to prevent falls. Today I am going to answer a question that I frequently hear from my patients, which is: “Is there a type of footwear to reduce...
FAQ: Can Exercise Reduce my Risk of Falling?

FAQ: Can Exercise Reduce my Risk of Falling?

Today we’re going to answer a question that I frequently hear from my patients which is “Can exercise reduce my risk of falling?” The answer to the question is “Yes.” If you’re only going to do one thing to reduce your risk of falling, exercise...
BPPV Crystals Cause Dizziness, Falls and Cognitive Problems

BPPV Crystals Cause Dizziness, Falls and Cognitive Problems

BPPV crystals (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo crystals) cause dizziness, vertigo, falls and mild cognitive problems. Many people with BPPV crystals do not even know it! Unfortunately, it often goes undetected by healthcare providers as well, leading to...