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Packing for the holidays - vestibular edition!

Packing for the Holidays - Vestibular Edition!

Author: Cheryl Wylie, PT

Okay - here is your go-to list of what to bring to a holiday gathering to ensure those vestibular symptoms don't come hollering!

  1. Migraine Shields can help if you have vestibular migraines or find that bright blue-based lights are trigger for your symptoms.

  2. Something with a little weight to place on your lap (such as your bag). This can help drive up your somatosensory input to manage a busy visual environment.

  3. Same thing goes for a scarf around your shoulders! This can also add a little fashion and warmth to you symptom management!

  4. A cane or walking stick as your balance may be good at home or in quiet environments, but can change when your in a busy restaurant or when you get a little alcohol in you ūü•ī

  5. Certain ear plugs can really help to filter out background noise and make it easier to concentrate on the person speaking next to you, or just reduce overall noise which can be trigger for symptoms.

What else would you add to this packing list to ensure your vestibular symptoms didn't take over? Send me an email with your suggestions!


Also check out --> Managing the Holiday Season with a Vestibular Disorder

About the Author 

Cheryl Wylie, is a vestibular physiotherapist and owner of Healing Vertigo. She is also the creator of our Vertigo Treatment App, and instructs vestibular courses to other healthcare professionals.
She offers virtual vestibular therapy for all Ontario Residents. If you're interested in working with Cheryl, connect below!