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Vestibular rehabilitation therapy in elderly with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo


MOJ Gerontology & Geriatrics
Yeny Concha-Cisternas,1,2 Eduardo Guzmán-Muñoz1

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Abstract

The vestibular system contributes to the maintenance of the bipedal posture and balance. Peripheral vestibular alterations such as paroxysmal positional benign vertigo have high prevalence in elderly, being responsible for a large number of falls, which can cause disability and death. It has been shown that repositioning maneuvers and physical therapy aimed at restoring balance have good results in reducing symptoms, and also improve the quality of life of elderly.

Keywords

elderly, falls, balance, vestibular system, vestibular rehabilitation therapy, sensory orientation, postural control, quality of life, hearing, psychological and cognitive changes, peripheral vestibular disorder, paroxysmal positional vertigo, otoneurological conditions, geriatric population, rehabilitation therapy, postural balance recovery

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