File Download
Supplementary

Article: Ten Minutes Vestibular Examinations but Persistent Rehabilitative Exercises

TitleTen Minutes Vestibular Examinations but Persistent Rehabilitative Exercises
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherCouncil of The Hong Kong Neurological Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk
Citation
3rd Hong Kong Neurological Congress cum 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Hong Kong Neurological Society. In Hong Kong Medical Journal, v. 19 n. 6, p. 26 How to Cite?
AbstractVertigo is a common illness that patients seek consultation in ENT clinics. Patients often have a hallucination of environmental rotation while patients with dizziness often have a sense of lightheadedness. This presentation will introduce some useful but succinct clinical examinations that medical practitioners can do in about 10 minutes to make initial diagnosis whether the vertigo has a peripheral or central cause before referring the patient for more sophisticated vertigo and vestibular assessments. Some latest technologies in assessing vestibular functions are also introduced. Vestibular or dizzy rehabilitative exercise should follow if permanent vestibular paresis is found. With unilateral vestibular lesions, asymmetry of tonic vestibulospinal activity may lead to postural and gait imbalance. With symmetrical vestibular loss, the imbalance will be more pronounced and persistent. This presentation introduces some vestibular or dizziness exercises that can be practised by the patients at home. These exercises try to provoke imbalance and dizziness but at the same time try to improve the brain to compensate for any abnormalities in the vestibular system and to retrain the brain to adapt and tolerate the information from the deficit vestibular apparatus. The exercises also train the visual and somatosensory systems to compensate and assist in balancing and reduce the sense of dizziness.
DescriptionSymposium on Neurology Highlight - S16
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/208790

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorAu, DKK-
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-19T03:39:49Z-
dc.date.available2015-03-19T03:39:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citation3rd Hong Kong Neurological Congress cum 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Hong Kong Neurological Society. In Hong Kong Medical Journal, v. 19 n. 6, p. 26-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/208790-
dc.descriptionSymposium on Neurology Highlight - S16-
dc.description.abstractVertigo is a common illness that patients seek consultation in ENT clinics. Patients often have a hallucination of environmental rotation while patients with dizziness often have a sense of lightheadedness. This presentation will introduce some useful but succinct clinical examinations that medical practitioners can do in about 10 minutes to make initial diagnosis whether the vertigo has a peripheral or central cause before referring the patient for more sophisticated vertigo and vestibular assessments. Some latest technologies in assessing vestibular functions are also introduced. Vestibular or dizzy rehabilitative exercise should follow if permanent vestibular paresis is found. With unilateral vestibular lesions, asymmetry of tonic vestibulospinal activity may lead to postural and gait imbalance. With symmetrical vestibular loss, the imbalance will be more pronounced and persistent. This presentation introduces some vestibular or dizziness exercises that can be practised by the patients at home. These exercises try to provoke imbalance and dizziness but at the same time try to improve the brain to compensate for any abnormalities in the vestibular system and to retrain the brain to adapt and tolerate the information from the deficit vestibular apparatus. The exercises also train the visual and somatosensory systems to compensate and assist in balancing and reduce the sense of dizziness.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherCouncil of The Hong Kong Neurological Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journal-
dc.relation.ispartof香港醫學雜誌-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleTen Minutes Vestibular Examinations but Persistent Rehabilitative Exercises-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailAu, DKK: kinkwau@hku.hk-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros700002091-
dc.identifier.volume19-
dc.identifier.issue6-
dc.identifier.spage26-
dc.identifier.epage26-
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats