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balance in the dark
« on: March 01, 2017, 10:59:15 am »
Has anybody noticed if practise walkin in the dark helps the balance?   Going on a trip for vacation and would like my balance to be better!  After 13 years i still have trouble walking a straight line especially when I am tired or its dark.  any ideas?  I have been walking a mile a  day for endurance
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Re: balance in the dark
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 11:02:58 am »
Balance is a combination of all many senses including: touch of your feet, sight, vestibular nerve, etc. Hence practicing in the dark will remove sight and force your body to compensate with the other senses. I don't see how this will hurt.
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Re: balance in the dark
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 11:07:06 am »
My vestibular therapist had me stand on 1 foot and alternate between both eyes open, 1 eye open- alternating between both, and then trying it with both eyes closed.  It has helped some for me.  Just make sure you are standing near something you can grab if you start to tilt or fall. 
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Retrosigmoid microsurgery October 2016
Before surgery- minor hearing loss, major balance and dizziness issues.
After surgery- severe hearing loss (it fluctuates), no dizziness, minor balance issues