Did you recently suffer a bump or blow to the head? Perhaps you were involved in a car accident, fell down the stairs, or took part in a rowdy game of football? Any time that you hurt your head, even if you don’t lose consciousness, it’s important to consider the possibility of a concussion. A concussion […]
I am a physical therapist who works in a specialty practice clinic treating vestibular disorders. It’s truly my passion to work with people who are dizzy, have vertigo, are feeling unsteady or experiencing falls. It can be a very isolating experience to feel these symptoms as they are invisible to your family and friends. I […]
After a concussion, guided exercise can help you feel better faster Thanks to increased attention to the dangers of concussions, more medical professionals are taking them seriously and advising rest. But how long do you need to rest? It’s extremely important to immediately stop any strenuous activity in the short term, right after a concussion, […]
Watch this video to learn more about Vestibular Therapy and how it helps decrease dizziness.
In our clinics, we frequently work with patients who have vestibular migraines. These migraines can cause dizziness, nausea and imbalance, in addition to other common migraine symptoms, such as headaches and sensitivity to noise, light, odors and movement. While medication can be helpful, lifestyle factors also can play a big role. When we work with […]
Navigating the Minnesota State Fair on a migraine-friendly diet can be tricky business, what with all those cheese curds and hot dogs and yeast donuts at every turn. However, we came across a few items that look like they fit the bill. (Please note: This list of suggestions was generated based on online menu descriptions. […]
In the news, it’s common to hear scary things about concussions. But here’s some good news: Most concussions heal in 7-10 days. And those who don’t heal in that timeframe still can make excellent progress, but they may need some guidance to help the recovery go more smoothly.
Our body needs lots of water to keep us thriving. When people get dehydrated, they sometimes become lightheaded or suffer headaches. These refreshing recipes and tips can help you avoid that and stay hydrated during the heat of summer.
On the computer all day? Don’t forget the 20/20/20 Rule! Every 20 mins Look at something 20 feet away For 20 seconds This will help decrease eye strain, headaches, and dizzy symptoms. Set a timer or place a post-it note to help you remember! NDBC is a multidisciplinary facility specializing in diagnosing and treating people […]
Many people wonder what type of patients are seen for vestibular rehabilitative therapy (VRT)….is it just for the elderly? At NDBC, we see a wide variety of patients. As people get older their balance tends to decline and they are at a higher risk for falls, so many older folks do benefit from VRT. They […]
Maintaining a walking program is a good way to keep your vestibular system (inner ear balance system) working, and it has many other benefits for cardiovascular and mental health. And even though the weather is getting cooler, you don’t have to give up your walking routine. In the Twin Cities, there are plenty of options […]
Going out to eat is an enjoyable way to socialize and try some new foods. When you are dizzy, however, being in loud, busy environments can be overwhelming and sometimes increase dizziness. Tips for going out to eat: -Minimize the amount of activity you do before/after. -Try going at off times to avoid an overly […]
It is the most wonderful time of the year, however if you are dizzy, this session can be the most stressful time of the year. Planning a head and following these simple tips, can help make all the difference. Take Breaks If you notice your symptoms increase while you are shopping, find a bench to […]
Aromatherapy has been known to help calm many different symptoms from nausea to anxiety. Many people who experience vertigo and dizziness, also experience these symptoms. With aromatherapy, the scent of peppermint or ginger can help calm nausea, and lavender can help calm anxiety. One patient recommended way to use aromatherapy on the go is […]
It is the most wonderful stressful time of the year. And with all that added stress, your dizziness and nauseousness might be more pronounced. But why is that? Multitasking One reason you may feel your symptoms more intensely is due to your body’s inability to multitask. When you are stressed, your body is using most of it’s […]
When you think of going to the dentist, does the fear of having a vertigo episode also come to mind? Does this sound like you: “Don’t lay me down all the way otherwise the room will spin” or “When you sit me back up, do it slowly”. If it does, you might be suffering from […]
If you are experiencing dizziness or balance difficulties, our specialized physical therapists and physical therapist assistants may be able to help. Contact one of our clinics to find out more, 952-345-3000.
Trick or treat! Going trick or treating with your kids or grandkids can be extra challenging if you have dizzy and balance problems. Here are 5 tips to help keep you more steady and safe this holiday. Use a flashlight. One of the systems you use for balance is your vision. Having a light with […]
How many hours a day do you spend texting or browsing through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter? If you are using your smartphone or tablet to do so, you may be compromising your neck. With more people using their mobile devices as their primary connection to the internet, there has been a rise in “text neck”. […]
Learn what happens to your body during a concussion, the signs and symptoms, and how it is treated.
Do you wake up with neck pain? Does it interfere with your sleep? Many people with dizziness also have neck pain. Sometimes slight changes to how they position their head and neck at night can decrease the pain. First, let’s talk about how you sleep: Side, stomach or back? Side sleepers Try to support the […]
As we work with patients at the National Dizzy & Balance Center, we often notice a common theme: anxiety. Whether it’s a fear of falling, concerns about how coworkers will view them, or a generalized sense of stress surrounding their condition, anxiety frequently seems to crop up in some form. We decided to ask Mackenzie […]
Many people who experience vertigo and dizziness also have symptoms of nausea and vomiting. Below are some effective anti-nausea home remedies to try: Ginger in various forms Raw ginger in cooking Drink ginger tea Ginger chews from the drug store Candied ginger Peppermint Add leaves when cooking or to drinks Drink peppermint tea Candied peppermints […]