7 Tips on Living with a Vestibular Disorder: #7

Remaining active can help you cope in several ways: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, socially.

Of course, you want to choose activities that are tolerable for you. A vestibular therapist can develop a program specific to you and your symptoms and also help you to progress your activities over time.

7 Tips on Living with a Vestibular Disorder: #5

Education is everything. Remember that your vestibular disorder is invisible to others. You don’t have a sling on or runny nose as a visual cue that something may be wrong. It’s important to communicate not only your needs to your loved ones, but also explain what your vestibular system does. If they understand the role of your vestibular system, they’ll better understand how it affects your daily life.

Things to Expect at Your First Appointment #5

Most people don’t know that their vestibular system exists until something goes wrong. Your clinician will teach you about the role of your vestibular system and how it impacts your everyday life. You’ll also discuss how vestibular therapy works (it’s pretty cool stuff… at least we think so!)

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Things to Expect at Your First Appointment #2

And believe it or not, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing! If your clinician can determine what triggers your symptoms, it is very likely that therapy will help you. Keeping this in mind, it’s not a bad idea to have a family member or friend join you.

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