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Vestibular therapy, what is it and will it help PD people with their balance?
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newshen posted:
I recently talked to a lady who was a strong advocate of Vestibular Therapy. She said it was very beneficial to her husband who suffered with PD for 25 years and helped him with his balance. I am interested in knowing what Dr Stacy thinks of this type of therapy to help prevent falls and keep one's balance, a major factor as the PD progresses

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Mark A Stacy, MD responded:
Dear Newshen,
Vestibular therapy is a safe thing to try, if the cost is not severe. There are a lot of things that could lead to benefit. Improvement of vestibular function -- elimination of dizziness, improved muscles needed for balance, stamina, and general health. It also can help just to have something to do.
Best of luck!


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