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.
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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This podcast is for education and informational purposes only, and not intended for medical advice. If you need specific medical advice, please consult your physician.