Is BPPV Always on the Side you Sleep on?

Is BPPV Always on the Side you Sleep on?

After his examination and treatment, one of my patients asked me very inquisitively, “Is BPPV always on the side you sleep on?”   I thought the question was excellent so I want to share with you my reply. Here is what I said: ‘Acute BPPV is frequently on the same...
Have You Tried Relaxation Breathing?

Have You Tried Relaxation Breathing?

“Breath is spirit.”     -Apostle John Eckhardt, Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance Manual   One of the things I have discovered in working with patients for many years now is that they are often also suffering from anxiety, fear of falling and/or...
Did You Notice that You are Breathing?

Did You Notice that You are Breathing?

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” -Psalm 150:6 (NIV) Paying attention to the air as it passes in and out of our lungs is called “mindful breathing.” I have found mindful breathing to be a common thread used to improve overall...
Have You Tried Yoga?

Have You Tried Yoga?

“Part of any Adapted Yoga Program is to give the nervous system a rest.” -Eric L. Small, Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis   I first began practicing yoga in 2006 while recovering from injuries from several accidents. The results that I experienced with...
FAQ: Can My Reaction Time Be Improved with Practice?

FAQ: Can My Reaction Time Be Improved with Practice?

Today we are going to answer a question which I often hear from my patients, which is “Can My Reaction Time Be Improved with Practice?” The answer is, that in younger people, when they lose their balance, or they almost fall, they initiate a balance reaction which is...
What is Normal Aging of the Balance System?

What is Normal Aging of the Balance System?

When I teach my physical therapy colleagues and students about dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, fall risk and normal aging, I always emphasize the importance of distinguishing between normal aging and disease, or pathology.   That is a key point is determining...

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