Why is Walking Downhill Hard?

Why is Walking Downhill Hard?

Is walking downhill hard for you? I have met a number of older adults who were having trouble walking downhill. They told me that they had fallen, could not balance well, or had limited confidence to try to walk downhill. After working with them to improve their...
Anterior Canal BPPV: Does it Exist?

Anterior Canal BPPV: Does it Exist?

This blog is an advanced topic which shares my perspective in the ongoing debate among vestibular professionals about the existence of anterior canal BPPV. Hint: It exists! In the 2008 original BPPV clinical practice guidelines, anterior canal BPPV was stated to be a...
Blurry Vision: What you Need to Know

Blurry Vision: What you Need to Know

If your vision is blurry, the first two professionals to consult are most likely your primary care physician and your eye doctor. The eye doctor can check your vision to see if you need new glasses. If you have recently gotten new glasses, it is possible the...
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...
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,...
BPPV Causes: What Are They?

BPPV Causes: What Are They?

Before we talk about BPPV causes, you may want to look at Part 1 of our BPPV overview to get yourself up-to-speed on on what BPPV is as well as Part 3. We also previously published another related blog on BPPV Causes. BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) is the...

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