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...
Reduce Fall Risk

Reduce Fall Risk

My personal and professional goal is to reduce fall risk for my patients, friends and neighbors, so I have been active as a leader on the San Diego County Fall Prevention Task Force to increase the common knowledge of strategies to prevent falls among older adults and...
UCSD Stein Public Lecture: “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II – Research in Aging”

UCSD Stein Public Lecture: “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II – Research in Aging”

In this blog, I share the link to my third UCSD Stein Public Lecture, “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II – Research in Aging,” which aired on University of California television (UC-TV) on March 8,2018. In 2017, I offered my second UCSD Stein Public...
Recurrence of BPPV Symptoms: How Will I Know if it Comes Back?

Recurrence of BPPV Symptoms: How Will I Know if it Comes Back?

Anytime that I treat a patient for BPPV, I always educate them on the possibility that BPPV symptoms could recur in the future. Of course, I also encourage them to contact me right away so they don’t get the run around, develop a fear of falling or experience...
Is it True: Can I have Vertigo Memory Problems?

Is it True: Can I have Vertigo Memory Problems?

I had an opportunity to work with a patient who traveled from the Northwest United States to San Diego to consult with me privately on his case of vertigo memory problems. His Vertigo Memory Problems According to his wife, he was also experiencing memory problems...
Can Anyone Help with the Room Spinning Before I Get Hurt Again?

Can Anyone Help with the Room Spinning Before I Get Hurt Again?

A woman I just spoke to on the phone was referred to my physical therapy specialty practice because she has experienced the “room spinning” and has been seriously injured by two recent falls in the last six months. Luckily, person who referred her to me is aware of...

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