Balance and Vestibular
If you experience dizziness, motion sickness or experience difficulty processing while upright, you may have a vestibular inefficiency. Our minds are unique to the animal kingdom in that we are upright - and that's because it takes a tremendous amount of energy!
A complicated System
Your vestibular/balance system incorporates input from your eyes, ears, physical body (touch) and sense of gravity. If any one of those inputs is damaged or sends delayed input, your brain could be working overtime just to keep you upright.
What can be done?
Weekly practice and check-ins can help reduce balance fatigue and improve overall processing power. Exercises can be nauseating and require recovery time. Plan accordingly. We promise, it's worth it!
Commitment: 3 hours weekly of in-home or in-clinic practice. 30 minute weekly check-ins with specialist required.
If you are unable to move your head on your own, please contact your doctor and ask for occupational therapy regarding Vestibular function. You may also consider researching and asking about "Canalith Repositioning Procedure or the Epley Maneuver."