Proper footwear can help improve balance especially in older people who may struggle with mobility and balance issues.
Explains the signs of vestibular dysfunction in pets. Includes causes, prognosis, and treatments, including what owners can do to help their pets. Also includes a picture and link to one beloved dog's story.
Addresses questions about why research takes so long, describes the scientific method, provides information about helping research by becoming a research subject.
Discusses the benefits of using Tai Chi - a martial art characterized by gracefully flowing movements and postures - to improve balance.
Explores some of the possible effects of hormones on inner ear disorders in women.
Have you ever wondered if vestibular disorders and their symptoms are influenced by the environment? Recent work has demonstrated that the symptoms of common vestibular disorders may be linked with certain environmental factors.
How to reduce dizziness and nausea caused by your vestibular disorder.
Vestibular patients often have challenges with various methods of travel, including motion, pressure changes, visual stimuli, and fatigue. Here are some tips that can help minimize these impacts.
Yoga can help vestibular patients regain balance, focus, movement and coordination. Use this resource to help you modify your yoga routine around your vestibular issues, or take it to your local yoga instructor and suggest that they develop a class for people with balance problems. (Click here for a 1-page poster presented by Saravanan Chockalingam, DPT, on the benefits of yoga and VRT.)
Relaxation can help reduce stress and anxiety, which trigger or exacerbate vestibular symptoms.
Some people experience nausea and even vomiting when riding in an airplane, automobile, or amusement park ride. This is called motion sickness. Motion sickness is often caused by multi-axial motion and acceleration, especially if the eyes are seeing one thing while the body experiences another. The sensation is often temporary, but for many it continues for a prolonged period of time, resulting in extreme discomfort and anxiety.
Vestibular patients benefit from environments that allow them to use their vision and somatosensation/proprioception to compensate for their vestibular weakness. So, keeping your environment safe means creating an environment where you can stay grounded, and see what’s going on, using all your senses for better equilibrium. This article presents a "3-zone home safety assessment" you can do.
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Thanks to VeDA, vestibular disorders are becoming recognized for their impacts on people's lives and our economy. We see new diagnostic tools and research studies, more accessible treatments, and a growing respect for how life-changing vestibular disorders can be.