publication . Other literature type . Article . Part of book or chapter of book . 2013

Vestibular rehabilitation

C Sivaram;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Feb 2013
  • Publisher: Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
Abstract
Vestibular disorders are a frequent abnormality that physicians of various specialties have to encounter. Vestibular and equilibrium disorders are particularly common in elderly patients. In this case they are frequently a cause of falls and various injuries. Vestibular rehabilitation is the most important component of treatment for vestibular and equilibrium disorders. The paper considers the basic mechanisms of vestibular compensation, discusses vestibular rehabilitation procedures by doing routine exercises and by using various biofeedback crunches. In particular, it describes the principle of operation of a posturography platform, a SwayStar system for the d...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: otorhinolaryngologic diseasessense organs
free text keywords: Neurology, Clinical Neurology, Genetics(clinical), Otorhinolaryngology, vestibular rehabilitation, falls in the elderly, posturographic platform, swaystar system, brainport system, lcsh:Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system, lcsh:RC346-429, Vestibular rehabilitation, Medicine, business.industry, business, Physical medicine and rehabilitation, medicine.medical_specialty
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