FAQ: Why Do I Get Dizzy When I Look Up?

FAQ: Why Do I Get Dizzy When I Look Up?

Today we are going to answer a question that I frequently hear (FAQ) from my patients which is, “Why do I get dizzy when I look up?” The answer to that question is that dizziness with looking up – or what we call “Top Shelf Vertigo”...
Recurrence of BPPV Symptoms: How Will I Know if it Comes Back?

Recurrence of BPPV Symptoms: How Will I Know if it Comes Back?

Anytime that I treat a patient for BPPV, I always educate them on the possibility that BPPV symptoms could recur in the future. Of course, I also encourage them to contact me right away so they don’t get the run around, develop a fear of falling or experience...
Can Anyone Help with the Room Spinning Before I Get Hurt Again?

Can Anyone Help with the Room Spinning Before I Get Hurt Again?

A woman I just spoke to on the phone was referred to my physical therapy specialty practice because she has experienced the “room spinning” and has been seriously injured by two recent falls in the last six months. Luckily, person who referred her to me is aware of...
Advocacy to Prevent Hospitalizations

Advocacy to Prevent Hospitalizations

My Grandfather fell right before his wife passed away. He was a deconditioned caregiver who did not have any free time to exercise. He fell again right after his wife passed due to his shock and disorientation. He was bruised and wounded from the two falls, but not...
Are You Ready for a Fresh Perspective on a Vertigo Patient?

Are You Ready for a Fresh Perspective on a Vertigo Patient?

“Because when you are a vertigo patient, you know the status quo is not good enough.” -My official position on why I am so fired up about this topic   Recently, I was teaching the students at the San Diego State University Doctorate of Physical Therapy...
How Much Do You Share about Vestibular Health Issues? Part 2 of 2

How Much Do You Share about Vestibular Health Issues? Part 2 of 2

The last three consecutive patients who have consulted with me have invited their spouse to attend the session and share with me from their perspective. Since I make house calls, I could sense the feelings of relief from their respective spouses at not having to drive...

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