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Vertigo & Vestibular Rehab

Vertigo

What are some of the Symptoms? • SenseofSpinningorMoving • Lightheadednessor senseof fainting • NauseaorVomiting • AbnormalEyeMovements • Reducedability to focusor concentrate

Think Empower PT & Fitness First Why You Need To Come Back In For Another Check Up: • Move without pain • Bend and move freely • Balance confidently and securely • Sit for long periods comfortably • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle

What IsVertigo?

Vertigo isa senseof rotation, rocking,or theworld spinning, experiencedevenwhen someone isperfectly still.Vertigo is caused byproblems in thebrainor innerear, including suddenhead movements,and inflammationwithin the innerear. HowCanVesibularRehabilitationHelp? Vestibular rehabilitationexercisesarea seriesofeyeandhead movementswhich lead todecreased sensitivityof thenerves within the innerearand subsequent improvementof vertigo. These specificheadmovements lead tomovementof the loose crystals (canaliths)within the innerear.By repositioning these crystals, they cause less irritation to the innerearand symptoms can resolve.

What are the Risk Factors for Vertigo?

Head injuriesmay increase the riskofdeveloping vertigo,as can differentmedications, including someantiseizuremedications, bloodpressuremedications, antidepressants,andevenaspirin. Anything thatmay increase your risk of stroke (highbloodpressure,heart disease,diabetes,and smoking)may also increase your riskofdeveloping vertigo.For somepeople,drinking alcohol can cause vertigo.

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Healthy Recipe

LOWER TRUNK ROTATIONS Lying on your back with your knees bent, gently rock your knees side- to-side. Repeat 8 times on both sides. Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

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EASY HOT APPLE CIDER

INGREDIENTS • 1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle apple cider • 3 cinnamon sticks • 1 teaspoon whole allspice • 1 teaspoon whole cloves • 1/3 cup brown sugar

DIRECTIONS In a slow cooker, combine apple cider and cinnamon sticks. Wrap allspice and cloves in a small piece of cheesecloth, and add to pot. Stir in brown sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, and keep warm.

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