Thursday, April 12, 2018

BEYOND BALANCE: Vestibular Stimulation and PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after exposure to a potentially traumatic event that is beyond a typical stressor. Events that may lead to PTSD include, but are not limited to, violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, combat, and other forms of violence.

Many military personnel are routinely exposed to unique circumstances and situations that put them at risk for injury and exposure to trauma resulting in PTSD. 

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Because PTSD often manifests as vestibular dysfunction, vestibular stimulation and therapy are considered as means to address its symptoms.

Here are several studies about PTSD concerning cognition, and the vestibular system.

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    To learn more, visit the
    Practical Applications page on the GyroStim website

    as a staring point to learn more about how 

    clinicians and researchers are using
     the GyroStim to provide
    vestibular stimulation and  sensorimotor exercise
    with precision, control and repeatability.


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