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...
FAQ: Should I Be Supplementing with Vitamin D to Reduce My Risk of Falling?

FAQ: Should I Be Supplementing with Vitamin D to Reduce My Risk of Falling?

Today we are going to answer a question that I frequently hear (FAQ) from my patients, which is, “Should I be supplementing with vitamin D to reduce my risk of falling?” The answer is that it’s been thought for awhile, based on the research that has come...
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 my Case of Vertigo also cause my Memory Problems?

Can my Case of Vertigo also cause my Memory Problems?

I had an opportunity to work with a patient who traveled from the Northwest United States to San Diego to consult with me privately on his case of vertigo. According to his wife, he was also experiencing memory problems which started at exact the same time. He had...
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...

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