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Old 02-05-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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formal vrt

is anyone doing formal vrt? i went to a PT for a couple weeks but couldn't afford to keep going. i wanted to know what the diffrence bewteen formal vrt and the sheets that tom keeps talking about.

my vrt consists of alot of balance ones standing on a pillow, eyes open and closed. eye gaze excersises. i started sitting and then standing and then marching in place and now walking down the hallway and doing them. after those i was thrown off for a while. im also walking heel to toe with eyes closed, which is tough and walking down a hallway turning my head from side to side. my girlfriend and i play catch alot which will help with tracking and stuff. when it gets warmer out im going to start running. my main thing i think is to move my head around throughout the day. i spent a long time avoiding situations cause i was afraid to be dizzy.

i was wondering what some examples of formal vrt would be. i know that its diffrent for everyone but i was wondering if its simialar to what im doing.

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Old 02-05-2008, 10:12 PM   #2
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Re: formal vrt

Just follow this:


It was posted by a PT months ago and is all you need apparently although if you have vestibular migraine going on I'm not sure what use it will be.


Old 02-05-2008, 11:24 PM   #3
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Re: formal vrt

cool thanks. the migraine thing for me is just a to be safe thing. migraine is huge oin my family. i need to stick with VRT either way. im done sitting around waiting for it to get better

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Re: formal vrt

The actual difference between being assisted by a PT and doing it alone, is that the PT modifies the exercises, according to what he believes is wrong with you, making VRT more effective. It's a proven fact that the best statistical results in recovery came out from a specialized VRT program, supervised by a PT.

And in my opinion, you should do VRT even with MAV, because even as it might not help you to compensate for it directly, I do believe, as it is in my case, that it helps you to improve your dizziness threshold/recovery, where if you happen to de-compensate, this will lower the overall intensity of the symptoms, and you'll be able to recover quickly from them

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Re: formal vrt

Those are pretty much the VRT exercises I was given. I went to approx. 10 sessions. The only thing she did was evaluate how I was doing with the exercises and, if I did well (they became "easy,") would progress me to the next difficulty level. Sometimes she'd add another exercise.

In my case, I would have had the same results with or without this many sessions. After explaining how the exercises and progression work, I could've done this on my own perfectly well.

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