Balance Re-Training/Compensation & Habituation Therapy

Perform the following exercises two times per day.
Perform the exercises in an open area where you cannot fall against anything if a fall occurs.
Perform the exercises with a partner.
Avoid climbing step stools and ladders.

  1. Sit upright with your legs out in front of you. Quickly lay straight down on your back. Wait for your symptoms to calm down and quickly sit back upright. Repeat this 2-3 times.
  2. Sit upright in a chair. Rapidly rotate your head and eyes left and right five times in each direction as if you were watching a tennis match. Try to focus on an object in each direction. Wait for your symptoms to go away. Repeat 3 times.
  3. Do as above (number 2) except tilt your head up and down, looking at the floor and ceiling. Make sure you focus on an object in each direction.
  4. Sitting in a chair, quickly bend forward and bring your head down halfway toward your knees. Wait for symptoms to calm down and quickly sit back upright. Repeat three times.
  5. Sit in a chair with one arm outstretched in front of you with your first finger pointing straight up. Stare at your finger and slowly rotate your head left and right. Begin slowly and increase the speed of your head movement as you turn your head back and forth ten times. Stop and wait for any symptoms to go away. Repeat three times.
  6. Do as above (number 5) except turn your finger sideways so it points either left or right. Now practice as before and tilt your head up and down.
  7. Begin a walking program in which you walk five days a week. Start with three minutes and progress two minutes each week until you reach a total 30 minutes of walking.


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