On Saturday, October 27th the University of Minnesota will host a half-day patient centered conference on vestibular disorders.
Many thanks to Marjorie & Juluis Schnapp - their legacy will improve the lives of millions of vestibular patients today and in years to come.
VeDA would like to honor the memory of Marjorie Schnapp, a long-time member who recently passed away. Marjorie’s late husband, Julius, ensured her care through a charitable remainder trust, a portion of which was bequeathed to VeDA.
Meniere’s Disease attacks two areas of the self: the physical body with dizziness, ringing ears, fullness in the head and hearing loss and the sense of self that we construct inside ourselves; our thinking self, our spirit and our self-esteem.
Doctors do the best they can with medication and surgery to help heal or stabilize the physical symptoms of Meniere’s, but often do little to help rebuild the inner-self. I have learned that I can help myself and trust others to reach out and help me.
Vestibular migraine kept Amanda from her passion - running. Now she's back in the race.
Neuroplasticity is your body’s ability to change itself. This is an essential part of the recovery process for tinnitus and vertigo.
You can participate in two studies on Mal de Debarquement Syndrome: 1) To develop a guide for new patients; 2) To examine the impact of hormones on the disease.
Many vestibular patients follow a low-salt diet. This article discusses the delicate balance between too much and too little salt and how that impacts our body's electrolyte balance.
Balance issues are more common in the first two weeks following a concussion than cognitive impairments (Karr, Areshenkoff, & Garcia-Barrera, 2014). Thus, physical therapists are a vital member of the rehabilitation team treating concussion for both assessment and recovery. Also of interest is that abnormal heel-to-toe (tandem) and feet together with eyes closed (Romberg) testing at 2-3 weeks correlates with poor neuropsychological testing related to poor effort and/or invalid test results.
Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness, or PPPD, is a vestibular condition previously referred to as Chronic Subjective Dizziness. People with this condition don’t feel a ‘room-spinning’ type of dizziness or have trouble focusing during head movement like many people with vestibular problems experience.