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...
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...
Driving after Vertigo Treatment

Driving after Vertigo Treatment

Driving with Dizziness is Against the Law The one important thing to remember about driving after vertigo treatment is that first and foremost, the law restricts people who are subject to vertigo attacks from driving. I suggest you talk to your doctor and review the...
Treating Vertigo Yourself: Eight Common Pitfalls

Treating Vertigo Yourself: Eight Common Pitfalls

Treating Vertigo Yourself: Is it a Good Idea? Many people who experience the symptoms of vertigo or dizziness go to the doctor for care. Sometimes the doctor or nurse will give you an exercise sheet and suggest for you to try treating vertigo yourself. Other times,...
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...

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