Vertigo: Exercises

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Your Care Instructions

Here are some examples of typical rehabilitation exercises for your condition. Start each exercise slowly. Ease off the exercise if you start to have pain.

Your doctor or physiotherapist will tell you when you can start these exercises and which ones will work best for you.

How to do the exercises

Note: Do these exercises twice a day. Try to progress to doing each head movement 15 to 20 times. Then try to do them with your eyes closed.

Exercise 1

Moving head up and down
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  1. Stand with a chair in front of you and a wall behind you. If you begin to fall, you may use them for support.
  2. Stand with your feet together and your arms at your sides.
  3. Move your head up and down 10 times.

Exercise 2

Moving head side to side
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Move your head side to side 10 times.

Exercise 3

Moving head diagonally: up left, down right
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Move your head diagonally up and down 10 times.

Exercise 4

Picture of moving head diagonally: up right, down left
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Move your head diagonally up and down 10 times on the other side.

Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.

Where can you learn more?

Go to https://www.healthwise.net/patientEd

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Current as of: July 29, 2016