VERTIGO / DIS-EQUILIBRIUM EXERCISES
Step one back to normality!
The first four sets to be completed sitting down, standing up only when confidence returns.
Exercises to be done three times a day for as long as it takes to regain static equilibrium.
LATERAL MOVEMENT
No:1 Eye movement only. (3 sets of 10 inreasing to 20)
Keep your head level and look straight ahead. Move your eyes to the left, focus on an object.
Then rotate your eyes immediately in the opposite direction focusing on the other object.
Initially sit 1 metre away from the objects gradually increasing the distance from them.
(It is quite possible you will experience DRAG. This will decrease in time)
No:2 Head movement, keeping eyes still. (3 sets of 10 increasing to 20)
Keep your head level and look straight ahead. Rotate your head left then right, your eyes
always pointing in the same direction as your nose. Again, focus on each object at the end
of each movement before turning your head in the opposite direction.
Initially sit 1 metre away from the objects gradually increasing the distance from them.
(It is quite possible you will experience DRAG. This will decrease with time)
VERTICAL MOVEMENT
No:3 Bobbing eyes. (3 sets of 10 increasing to 20)
Bob your eyes up and down, as if you were eyeing someone off. Once again focus on each
of the objects at either end of the movement before continuing.
Initially sit 1 metre away from the objects gradually increasing the distance from them.
(Again, you may experience DRAG. This will decrease in time)
No: 4 Bobbing head. (3 sets of 10 increasing to 20)
Bob your head up and down , this time as if you were agreeing with someone.
As in exercise 2, your eyes must always be pointing in the same direction as your
nose. Focus on the objects at either end of the movement before continuing.
Initially sit 1 metre away from the objects gradually increasing the distance from them.
(Again you may experience DRAG. This will decrease in time).
FIRST MOBILE MOVEMENT.
Attempt only after steps 1 to 4 have increased stability to a noticeable degree.
No:5 Figure of eight. (3 sets of 10 increasing to 20)
Walk in tight turns forming a figure of eight.
NOTE: Make the initial objects a cross and a circle, drawn on A4 paper. Place on a wall or fridge
or some other area with a blank background.
Change the nature of the objects as vision starts to improve. E.g.; door knob, vase, picture etc.
The purpose behind the 1 metre distance and placing the first two objects on clear surfaces
is to minimise peripheral interference. As vision and confidence starts to return then
change objects and distances that will add extra visual interference to the exercise.
The less nauseous you feel, the closer you are to regaining your equilibrium.

Thank you for your recent enquiry about a possible treatment for your vertigo /dis-equilibrium condition.

I suffered something similar to what you are currently experiencing, some four years ago. My doctor referred me to a young lady who was looking into an alternative approach regarding the treatment of vertigo. Since being cured I have been unable to trace this young person and thank her. However, I am more than happy to pass on the exercises she gave me, plus several other combination exercises that brought me back to perfect health. My cure included no medication whatsoever!

At the time I was offered no guarantees, as nor can I, but what I can state unequivocally is, that if these exercises work for you as they certainly did for me, a new person will emerge; completely free of the depressing and debilitating condition that currently consumes you 24/7.

My condition was caused by a viral infection, affecting my inner ear, thus causing considerable balance and equilibrium problems. I could walk in a straight line, but any rotational movement of the head, peripheral activity, would almost certainly cause me to lose balance and at times make me feel squeamish if not outright ill. Riding my bike or driving the car was completely out of the question.

Find attached the first set of exercises. I progressed to the second set after about 3 to 4 weeks, after having SEEN & EXPERIENCED the steady improvement that I was making during those first few weeks as I hope you will also. On completion of the second set, I was almost if not completely back to normal. The third and final set was a little more demanding and if you can complete it, given your physical capabilities, you will have well and truly regained your health and wellbeing.

When you have completed the first set of exercises and you feel it is time to move onto something a little more adventurous, please contact me again and I will send you the final two sets. It was made very clear to me at the time that it was important to do the exercises in order and to progress steadily, rather than over doing it and not achieving the desired result.

Please PERSIST with the exercises regardless of the discomfort and at times, the nauseous sensation that may result from doing these exercises. In my case, this discomfort diminished with time almost on a daily basis, until it completely disappeared. I sincerely hope that will be the case with you as you work your way through the program.

I will very interested to hear from you as to how you are progressing. To adopt a really positive view, when you contact me for the next set of exercises, it might be fair to assume that you are heading in the right direction and the world is looking a far rosier place, to what it was a few weeks ago.

Good luck

Bill Henshall

billhenshall@optusnet.com.au

(08)9362 2220