Monday, 20 December 2010

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy and beyond

If you have classic problems of a imbalance (true Vertigo) then VRT is a very obvious way to train your Vestibular System. Most exercises are about 70 years old and based on Cawthorne-Cooksey exercises. (I know a VRT Physio in Harley Street charging a fortune for this).

For most other Dizziness affected people there is a problem, they do not work. Over the last 3 years I have worked outr treatments that work really well through trial and error. Before I bang on about why these work which could take weeks I thought I might as well summarise them for your benefit:

  1. Bikram Yoga is simply amazing (just discovered it cannot say enough about it). It is tough and not for everyone.
  2. Acupuncture is essential but short lasting. Need to do weekly but it has an amazing impact. Much better than any pain medication medication.
  3. Cross training is the backbone of my pain control management. You can get a cross-trainer second hand quite cheaply.  
  4. Shiatsu Massage provides similar relief to acunpuncture.
  5. Meditation is very difficult, but very rewarding if you persist with it.
  6. Trigger Point Physio Massage (this needs a section in itself, this is for those who are advanced in their assessment of their disorder).
If you are Dizzy, THESE WILL HELP. I know what it is like to train hard with the room spinning, nausea, sore eyes and tension headaches, but once you are finished you always feel better and it does get easier.

P.S I have LOTs to add so will continue to edit this blogpost so do keep coming back to it. I will be explaining why these are so successful in treating non Vestibular Dizziness.



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