How to Reduce the Risk of Falling In Your Home

How to Reduce the Risk of Falling In Your Home

Reduce the Risk of Falling at Home Making your home more safe is important to reduce the risk of falling, especially if you have dizziness, vertigo, unsteadiness with walking, or balance problems. Most falls occur on a level surface, slipping or tripping inside your...
BPPV Treatment: Does it Hurt?

BPPV Treatment: Does it Hurt?

Does BPPV Treatment Hurt? Many people ask me if BPPV treatment hurts. The answer is that BPPV treatment may cause some temporary discomfort. During or after BPPV treatment, some patients also complain of mild to moderate pain in their head or neck. Informed Consent:...
Have Symptoms Of BPPV? What To Do

Have Symptoms Of BPPV? What To Do

Have Symptoms of BPPV? What to Do It is very important to act as soon as possible if you feel like you have symptoms of BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo). There are a few different steps that someone can take to get themselves the care that they need if they...
How To Maintain Balance and Mobility

How To Maintain Balance and Mobility

If you are looking to maintain balance and mobility, the main thing to remember is — move it or lose it. It’s pretty simple, right? A lot of people think that when they retire they are just going to be sedentary and relax. In contrast, if you are retired, I...
What Is BPPV: A Talk with Dr. Kim Bell, DPT

What Is BPPV: A Talk with Dr. Kim Bell, DPT

Many people ask me, what is BPPV? They also want to know what symptoms are common with this vestibular disorder. The B in BPPV stands for Benign, which means it is not a disease or a pathology. However, the secondary effects of unresolved BPPV can be very serious,...
My Path to Helping People With Vertigo

My Path to Helping People With Vertigo

People often ask me: Why did you decide to do this? Why does your practice focus only on patients with dizziness, vertigo, balance problems or falls? I respond that my specialty practice is powered by evidence and driven by empathy. The evidence behind Vestibular...
How to Manage Dizzy Spells

How to Manage Dizzy Spells

This blog contains an overview of how to manage dizzy spells. Overview of Dizzy Spells Dizzy spells have many possible causes, which is called multi-factorial. The multi-factorial nature of dizzy spells is the reason many patients lack a proper, comprehensive root...
Vertigo and PTSD: What’s the Relationship?

Vertigo and PTSD: What’s the Relationship?

I have observed a few different relationships between vertigo and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Vertigo can Cause PTSD First of all, some people have such severe episodes of dizziness and vertigo that they actually get PTSD from the vertigo. They might...
BPPV Symptoms: What to Know

BPPV Symptoms: What to Know

Previously, I have covered the topic of BPPV in two previous blog posts, BPPV Overview Part 1 and Part 2. In this blog post we will talk about BPPV Symptoms. I will cover common complaints associated with BPPV symptoms, common positions and activities that trigger...

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