Exercises to help with vertigo
You may have been diagnosed with a vestibular disorder.
It is important to take your medication as long as your doctor recommends. Doctors may also recommend vestibular rehabilitation exercises, as shown below.
Together with your treating doctor, please select the exercises that you may be able to perform.
Each exercise should be performed 20 or more times at least two or more times per day.
It is normal to feel dizzy during these exercises. If the dizziness is extreme, do not progress to the next exercise. Keep repeating the same exercise until the dizziness is minimal before moving on to the next exercise.
Be safe, make sure someone else is with you to assist you and minimize the risk of injury.
ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE PERFORMING THESE EXERCISES.
HOME VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION EXERCISES1:
- Head side to side
- Head up and down
- Head 45 degree
- Eyes focus on finger with arm outstretched
- Standing exercise
- Sitting up and down
- Walking on a flat surface
- Walking on an uneven surface
- Walking heel-to-toe
- Sit and lean exercise
- Rolling exercise
- With the kind permission of Dr. Christopher Chang of Fauquier ENT Consultants, reproduced from: https://www.fauquierent.net/homebalanceexercises.htm (Accessed date: 14 April 2021)
Published date: 1 May 2022