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August is Wellness Month

From the American Institute of Balance (AIB)

  1. Even during a pandemic, an active lifestyle is a part of protecting your health and wellness. Ask your doctor about virtual options to start or continue your rehabilitation program.
  2. Tell your therapist about your goals for physical therapy, as big or small as they may be. And be sure to share when you imagine meeting those goals as well.
  3. Your cardiovascular fitness, as well as your strength, protects you from fatiguing during activities during which you could fall. Talk to a therapist about rehabilitation that can keep you upright.
  4. Many people are having trouble staying active and keeping up with their therapy routines. Reach out to your therapist and ask about virtual means of staying on track.
  5. While your therapy sessions are motivating, there may be a limitation to how many you can attend. Speak to your therapist about working on exercises that you can build into your home exercise program.
  6. Don’t let a busy schedule prevent you from accessing the benefits of vestibular rehabilitation. Ask your therapist about creative ways to integrate exercises into your routine.
  7. If your child struggles to stay active, speak with their team of therapists on how their routine can be customized to keep them interested. The youngest people routinely achieve the longest-lasting benefits of exercise interventions.
  8. Orienting yourself in the world is important for any active person. Ask your doctor about exercises that can make you more comfortable during activities outside of the clinic.
  9. If your child has a vestibular disorder, they might resort to avoiding the activities that trigger their symptoms. Ask your doctor about helping your child develop a comfortably active lifestyle.
  10. Avoiding a fall demands a considerable amount of strength and coordination. Ask your doctor about adding strength training into your endurance exercises that can protect your mobility.
  11. Diseases like Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis can negatively affect your mobility. Ask your doctor about therapy that can help you or your loved one stay active and healthy.
  12.  It’s important to understand your risk of falling and strategies that can help you reduce it. Ask your doctor about a Falls Risk Assessment so a tailored home exercise program can be designed specifically for you.