After a brain injury, the vestibular system can be impacted and cause symptoms such as feeling off-balance, dizziness, vertigo, headaches, vision, and more.
This week on Hope Survives® | Brain Injury Podcast, we are discussing all things vestibular recovery with Sonia Vovan, PT!
Sonia is here to share her expertise and educate us on all things vestibular rehabilitation, focusing on things we can do to improve recovery. We will also talk about the difference between chronic vs. acute vestibular issues, and practical things we can do to maintain vestibular recovery over time.
Listen below or on your mobile device by subscribing on podcast platforms!
7:34 Introducing Sonia Vovan, PT
12:40 What is the Vestibular System?
16:57 How does Brain Injury affect it?
20:34 Dizziness, Vertigo, Balance
25:07 Vision / Vestibular Relationship
29:04 Chronic vs. Acute
31:49 Dysautonomia & POTS
37:04 Vestibular Rehab Therapy
40:44 Ways to Improve Vestibular Recovery
45:18 Adaptation vs. Habituation
52:09 Maintaining Recovery
54:49 Words of Hope
MEET OUR GUEST:
Sonia is a Registered Physiotherapist and Certified Vestibular Therapist working in Toronto Canada with individuals with vestibular issues and concussions. She received her advanced training in Vestibular Rehabilitation through Duke University’s School of Medicine (accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association). Sonia is an advocate for individuals suffering from brain injuries and is a Board Member on the Brain Injury Association of York Region (based in Ontario Canada).
Connect with Sonia on IG: @all.in.your.head.pt
Cristabelle Braden is an award winning singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, podcast host, brain injury survivor & advocate.
Connect: @cristabellebraden | cristabellebraden.com
About This Podcast
Have you or a loved one experienced a traumatic brain injury, stroke, concussion, or ABI? This podcast is for you. Sharing hope, support, and education for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and families. Hosted by award-winning TBI survivor, advocate, and singer/songwriter Cristabelle Braden, this is an uplifting podcast to bring hope to your darkest days. Subscribe and stay tuned for messages of encouragement, interviews with professionals, and survivor stories.
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