BPPV Questions Answered by Dr. Kim Bell, DPT

BPPV Questions Answered by Dr. Kim Bell, DPT

In this article, I answer two BPPV questions. BPPV Questions: Q. After one episode of BPPV resolved with vestibular therapy, is it possible that BPPV never returns? Well, if you are an optimist, of course! But in terms of recurrence rates, it’s about a 35% rate...
Symptoms of Foot Neuropathy: How to Identify

Symptoms of Foot Neuropathy: How to Identify

I have actually met a lot of people with neuropathy and who have no idea that they even had it, and that is causing them to fall. Foot neuropathy can cause imbalance (disequilibrium) and dizziness with standing, along with falls. In the following article, we will...
Environmental Hazards that Contribute to Falls

Environmental Hazards that Contribute to Falls

Too Much Clutter causes Unsafe Walkways As people get older, they tend to downsize from their primary house into a smaller, more manageable living space. This may be an apartment, condo, or an assisted living. However, they don’t want to get rid of all their...
Decrease The Risk of Falling: Talk to your Healthcare Provider

Decrease The Risk of Falling: Talk to your Healthcare Provider

Take Action to Decrease the Risk of Falling Chronic conditions and medications can cause falls for a lot of older people. Some examples of chronic conditions that can cause falls include things like diabetes, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, Parkinson’s...
Myths About Falls: What to Know

Myths About Falls: What to Know

There are many “myths” going around about falls and aging. I am going to talk about three of them in this blog post. I hope that addressing these three myths about falls gives you some hope in terms of the aging experience. Myth #1 The first myth about...
Vertigo Triggers To Watch Out For

Vertigo Triggers To Watch Out For

This blog lists common vertigo triggers that you may want to note and share with your healthcare provider if they are affecting you. Sleeping Positions Certain sleeping positions may be vertigo triggers. Are you having to sleep upright to avoid vertigo? Perhaps lying...

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