Dr. Alain Semont is a French physiotherapist known for introducing the Semont manuever for treatment of BPPV and coining the term, "vestibular rehabilitation."
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) invited public comment on revisions to their strategic plan, which will determine future research directions and priorities. VeDA's Medical & Scientific Advisers submitted the following answers to five questions.
VeDA's Medical and Scientific Advisors provide advice for some vestibular patients who may be at higher risk for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Pacing means adopting new habits so you are able to participate in daily activities and not overstimulate yourself.
During the last week of February, Danielle Tate, PT, DPT headed to Washington, DC to represent the Vestibular Disorders Association's Legislative Advocacy Committee and those suffering from Vestibular Dysfunction for Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill 2020.
Listen to recordings of conference speakers on such topics as BPPV, Meniere's, vestibular rehabilitation and complementary and alternative treatments.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently approved fee changes for 2021 involving extensive cuts to services that affect individuals with vestibular conditions. For physical therapy, the cuts are estimated at 8% with additional cuts estimated for audiology, social work, chiropractic care, and many other disciplines.(1)
A vestibular patient's wish list may look a little different than most. Rather than looking for the next best gadget or fun experience, they seek gifts that are functional or provide comfort. Here is a brief list of thoughtful gifts you can share with your friends and family who want to support you in your vestibular journey.
This is a beginning chair yoga routine that is perfect for people who want to stretch, relax and strengthen, but are unable to stand for a practice. You can flow from one pose to the next, using the breath to guide you in a steady pace. Or you can do each pose separately holding for 10 seconds or longer. As you become comfortable with this practice feel free to repeat poses and hold for longer. You can also look up other poses to add. There are full-length chair yoga practices that offer all the benefits of standard yoga classes. Breathe, smile and relax.
Hyperacusis is hearing disorder that causes ordinary sounds to be perceived as unbearably loud.