Vestibular Rehab: Top Ten Barriers to Vestibular Recovery

Vestibular Rehab: Top Ten Barriers to Vestibular Recovery

Barriers to Vestibular Rehab and Recovery Before getting into the barriers to vestibular recovery we must understand it some more. It starts with central compensation. It is the process of the brain interpreting whatever level of vestibular input is available from the...
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...
Vestibular Neuritis Recovery Tips

Vestibular Neuritis Recovery Tips

Vestibular neuritis is typically a very memorable event in someone’s life with unrelenting horrible vertigo lasting for 2-3 days, possibly requiring emergency care.  Once the acute vestibular neuritis event clears up (with or without the use of medications), people...
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...
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