Recording My Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Journey May Have Come To An End

I can’t stop, and I won’t stop? What happens when you are willing to share your journey, but others are reluctant? I got this crazy idea in my head ; I was going to record my vestibular rehabilitation journey, in hopes we may all learn from the experience. What I failed to realize before I promised to deliver:

1. I need to ask permission
2. I have no idea how to edit video
3. I can’t be in complete control of the video recording, because I am in therapy.

I often lead with ideas first, application second. I may need to rethink the way I approach project ideas.

I can overcome obstacles 2 and 3, however, convincing the physical therapy center to allow me to record this journey may become an obstruction of my goal.

I believe this PT center is the best at what they do. My PT therapist has won me over. She is all business, and together we will kick butt and take names.

If you believe capturing my vestibular rehabilitation journey, for the next three months, would be beneficial, please comment below. I will direct the owner of the PT center to your comments.

 

See brief video recap of VRT day 2, plus supplemental video

 

 

Procedure performed during VRT day 2

Computer Dynamic Posturography:  I was harnessed into the CDP. I was asked to close my eyes and attempt to maintain balance. I did not perform well on this portion of the testing. The minute I closed my eyes, I would fall, and the harness would catch me. The second test in the CDP was motor control testing which tracks your recovery based on sudden movements. When the platform moved backwards, I have zero chance at balance recovery. When the platform moved forward, I was somewhat able to maintain my balance.

I found this great video from the Dizzy Balance Center on CDP and the purpose of the testing

Much love,
Marissa

4 comments

  1. I really hope that they allow you to film your sessions, Marissa. I, and I’m sure many others, have never heard of this type of VRT. Video logging the sessions may give someone else some hope for getting back to a more “normal” lifestyle. It may also take away some nervousness from someone that is about to start this kind of VRT. You definitely have my support on this one!!!

  2. I totally agree with Theresa, am really hoping for you that the rehab centre agrees to let you film your sessions. As a reader, it is so interesting seeing what your rehab excercises entailsand am sure it will give others who are going through similar experiences and are due to go through these types of VRT overcome any anxieties that they may feel about going through it. I know when I was going to the hospital for tests, I know it would have made me feel better, watching a video of someone going through the same batch of tests to make me feel less anxious about going through them too…

  3. Marissa- I absolutely believe that capturing your vestibular rehabilitation journey would be highly beneficial. I’ve been suffering from a vestibular disorder since 2008 and prior to my diagnosis, I felt very alone in my suffering. I searched the Internet for answers since so many doctors were clueless and unhelpful. I was finally referred for VRT by the 4th specialist that I saw; however, I don’t think my VRT was nearly as comprehensive as yours..and how do I know this? By reading your blog and watching the helpful and informative videos that you post. Your personal experiences and journey will help those who have recently been diagnosed and perhaps are unaware that most vestibular disorders can be treated with VRT. You have my full support and I wish you the best of luck with your journey :)

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