Saving the World From Vertigo

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After suffering her own severe issues with the condition, Carol Foster invented a new way to combat vertigo that has won fans around the world.

Dizziness specialist Dr. Carol Foster invented a repositioning exercise to combat vertigo that has spawned its own fan site.

Foster is the Director of the Balance Laboratory at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, CO, and Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She specializes in the non-surgical treatment of dizziness and imbalance associated with vestibular disorders (disorders of the inner ear and brain that control balance).

Neither Foster nor the University of Colorado has anything to do with the creation, hosting, or maintenance of said fan site. But someone, somewhere was inspired enough to appropriate Foster’s text, diagrams, images, and video and turn them into a paean to the maneuver Foster invented to halt the spinning, nauseating sensations and loss of balance associated with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

That may give a hint into just how agonizing BPPV can be. . . .

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