Repeated Falls: What To Do About Them | BetterBalanceInLife.com

Repeated Falls: What To Do About Them | BetterBalanceInLife.com

In this blog, I discuss how to respond to a fall and how to investigate repeated falls. If anyone falls and experiences pain, or is unable to get up from the floor independently, it is recommended to take precaution and call 911.  Especially in cases where the...
Three Simple Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Falling

Three Simple Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Falling

In this blog, I share three simple exercises that you can do everyday at home to reduce your risk of falling. You can also coach your elderly loved ones to do these three exercises:  1) Sit to Stand: Practice standing up from a chair as you normally would. The hip...
UCSD Stein Public Lecture: “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II – Research in Aging”

UCSD Stein Public Lecture: “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II – Research in Aging”

In this blog, I share the link to my third UCSD Stein Public Lecture, “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II – Research in Aging,” which aired on University of California television (UC-TV) on March 8,2018. In 2017, I offered my second UCSD Stein Public...
Vertigo with Lying Down

Vertigo with Lying Down

I want to share with you a story about a woman I recently met who was having vertigo with lying down. She is an older woman who walked into our pilates class one day. I had never met her before. When the pilates instructor asked if anyone had any injuries or health...
FAQ: Why Do I Feel Less Steady When I Come Indoors After Being Outside During the Day?

FAQ: Why Do I Feel Less Steady When I Come Indoors After Being Outside During the Day?

Today I am going to answer a question that I hear frequently from my older patients patients which is, “Why do I feel less steady after being outside, like when I come indoors on a bright sunny day?” The answer is normal aging of the eye causing longer...
FAQ: Medical Management to Reduce Fall Risk

FAQ: Medical Management to Reduce Fall Risk

Today we’re going to answer the frequently asked question (FAQ) that I hear from my patients which is, “If I want to prevent myself from falling, or reduce fall risk, what do I need to know or do medically?” What you need to know about medical management...