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 […]
Vestibular Neuritis is the second most common cause of dizziness and vertigo, due to a problem in the inner ear.
Watch this video to learn more about Vestibular Therapy and how it helps decrease dizziness.
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. […]
Vestibular Migraine is the second most common cause of dizziness. Learn more about this type of migraine, the triggers and symptoms and how to help relieve symptoms.
Unilateral vestibular loss (UVL) is one of the more common pathologies involving the inner ear and the nerves related to it. UVL makes up about 14-20% of all inner ear pathologies.
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 […]
People with concussions and migraines often are sensitive to fluorescent ceiling lights, computer screens and bright sun. Luckily, there are several things that can help. For digital devices, if adjusting the brightness setting on your tablet, smartphone or eReader doesn’t help, you can download the free Bluelight Filter app from Google Play to improve the comfort level. […]
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 […]
Labyrinthitis is caused by an infection, either viral or bacterial, in the inner ear. Usually, only one ear is affected. Common Symptoms Sudden onset of Hearing Loss Vertigo Nausea Vomiting Imbalance These symptoms usually peak within 24 hours, but may last several more days. The severity of the symptoms will then decrease, but, beacuse of […]
When a person suffers dizziness or vertigo, often it is caused by a problem with the vestibular system. It’s important to see a vestibular specialist and have the appropriate testing performed when determining the cause, because there are several types of vestibular problems that could be at the root of the issue, and some diagnoses […]
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”. […]
For many people with dizziness, going grocery shopping can be a challenging task. There are so many different triggers that can make them feel sick or unsteady from the crowds, to florescent light, to the multiple body/head turns. Thinking ahead and following these 5 tips can help create better shopping experience. Shop during low peak […]
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 […]