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...
Traveling with Vertigo and Dizziness: Helpful Strategies

Traveling with Vertigo and Dizziness: Helpful Strategies

I recently traveled to visit my family in the other part of the USA while I was suffering with dizziness and vertigo. While I was traveling with vertigo, I started making notes on the strategies that I came up with to minimize my discomfort and “get through...
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...
What Causes Dizziness in the Body?

What Causes Dizziness in the Body?

What Causes Dizziness? Root Cause Evaluation is Key Often times, dizziness can have more than one cause. This blog discusses what causes dizziness, specifically in the head and neck area. The Inner Ear The first thing I do when I evaluate people for vertigo or...