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...
Physical Therapy Practice Focused on Dizziness and Vertigo

Physical Therapy Practice Focused on Dizziness and Vertigo

My new patients often ask me what in the world made me decide to focus my physical therapy practice exclusively on treating patients with dizziness and vertigo. My answer is that The Bell Method was created by a perfect intersection of my own personal health struggles...
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...
What Works in Fall Prevention?

What Works in Fall Prevention?

Through normal aging, muscles lose strength and quickness, and unconscious balance reactions slow down.  The normal loss of muscle is significant enough to cause fear of falling and reduced quality of life, regardless of mobility level. However, there is one effective...