Health Beat - Spring 2020 - 12

REGAINING

BALANCE

Vestibular rehabilitation helps
patients with vertigo and other
problems with the inner ear
By Beth Vinson

An Uneasy Sensation
Vertigo is a sensation of feeling off balance and is often triggered by a change
in the position of your head. People
with vertigo typically describe it as
feeling like they are spinning, tilting,
swaying, unbalanced or pulled in one
direction. For some, symptoms such as
nausea, vomiting, headache, sweating

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Pat Tomlins knew something wasn't quite right
when she got out of bed
and had trouble walking
one morning last fall. Her first thought
was that she was having a stroke. So
she checked her blood pressure, which
showed a normal reading. Then she
remembered many years ago having that
same dizzy feeling and knew it had to be
vertigo again. But this time she knew
right away what she needed.
She called her doctor and asked for
a referral to Kathleen Putzier, an occupational therapist at Salina Regional
Health Center who is trained in vestibular rehabilitation to reduce dizziness
and improve balance.
"Kathleen treated me before when
I had vertigo, so I knew she was the
one I wanted to see again this time,"
Tomlins says.

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