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Single Treatment Maneuvers for BPPV

Certified vestibular therapist, Abeed Hirji, reviews a 5-minute non-invasive office procedure for the treatment of BPPV. Really, a quick fix?  Yes, is my response to this question by many of my patients who come to


APTA Accepting Comments on Clinical Practice Guidelines

The Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association is accepting comments on new clinic practice guidelines for treatment of vestibular hypofunction. VeDA supports the development of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPG) to assist physical therapists


A Patient’s Guide to the Vestibular System

As a physical therapist, I’m often asked the following question by my patients, “Why am I dizzy?”  Well, I can’t really answer that question without first explaining how the normal vestibular system works.  So here


A Swimmer’s Journey

Betsy Stengel is a Meniere's patient and a life-long swimmer. In this article she describes the challenges a swimming pool poses for a vestibular patient, such as the dancing reflection of light below the pool's


Anticholinergic Drugs Like Meclizine Can Lead to Dementia

A new study provides the strongest evidence that anticholinergic drugs may increase the risk for dementia in older adults. The drugs implicated are commonly used, estimated to be taken by about 20% of the older


Increasing Patient Centered Medical Care for Chronic Patients

Medical practices have significantly increased the implementation of patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practices over time to try and provide better care for patients with chronic illnesses, according to an article published online January 5 in