Falls: The Hidden Costs

Falls: The Hidden Costs

Cost of Falls In the USA, one out of four people over 65 years old report falling every year. Of those, about 50% will fall again within six months. About 20-30% of older people who fall will incur moderate to severe injuries. Many people sustain fractures and require...
Fear of Falling Causes More Falls

Fear of Falling Causes More Falls

Fear of Falling Fear of falling is the most common fear reported in older adults and it causes changes in behavior, as well as four predictable changes in walking pattern. Many people who fall or feel off balance develop the fear of falling. Some people may develop a...
What is The Bell Method?

What is The Bell Method?

Do you know someone with dizziness or vertigo who feels discouraged about the possibility of a full recovery or a better life? Or feels misunderstood or disregarded by their healthcare providers? Maybe it’s you? If so, you may benefit from The Bell Method. Do...
Dizziness in Exercise Class | What To Do

Dizziness in Exercise Class | What To Do

Have you ever experienced dizziness in exercise class when you lied down, rolled over, turned your head quickly or stood up quickly? Or maybe you have seen someone else complain of dizziness in exercise class? Perhaps it even disrupted the session? Did you feel like...
Should You Treat Yourself for BPPV? Understanding your Ear Crystals

Should You Treat Yourself for BPPV? Understanding your Ear Crystals

Where are the ear crystals? Each inner ear, or vestibular system, has three semi-circular canals – the posterior, the anterior and the horizontal canal. Ear crystals live on a membrane in a nearby vestibular sensory organ called the utricle. All of the...
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...