Stand with a chair in front of you and a wall
behind you. If you begin to fall, you may use them for
Stand with your feet slightly apart (as you normally
stand) and your arms at your side.
Turn one half-circle (180
Stop for 10 seconds or, if you feel dizzy, until the
dizziness goes away.
Do this 5 times. The first time you do this
exercise, turn to the right, and the second time, turn to the left. Which makes
you dizzier? Then concentrate on turning the direction that makes you feel
Do this exercise twice a day. Try to progress to being able
to turn a full circle with your eyes shut.
When it is easy for you
to do this exercise, try doing it away from the wall. You can also try doing
the exercise on a mat or other soft surface.
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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