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40. Vestibular Rehab + Ways to Improve/Maintain Recovery (with Sonia Vovan, PT)

After a brain injury, the vestibular system can be impacted and cause symptoms such as feeling off-balance, dizziness, vertigo, headaches, vision, and more. So this week we are discussing all things vestibular recovery with Sonia Vovan, PT!

Sonia is here to share her expertise and educate us on all things vestibular rehabilitation, focusing on things we can do to improve recovery. We will also talk about the difference between chronic vs. acute vestibular issues, and practical things we can do to maintain vestibular recovery over time.

0:00 Intro

7:34 Introducing Sonia Vovan, PT

12:40 What is the Vestibular System?

16:57 How does Brain Injury affect it?

20:34 Dizziness, Vertigo, Balance

25:07 Vision / Vestibular Relationship

29:04 Chronic vs. Acute

31:49 Dysautonomia & POTS

37:04 Vestibular Rehab Therapy

40:44 Ways to Improve Vestibular Recovery

45:18 Adaptation vs. Habituation

52:09 Maintaining Recovery

54:49 Words of Hope

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