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Year: 2005  Vol. 9   Num. 2  - Apr/June Print:
Case Report
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Vestibular Rehabilitation in the Treatment of Motion Sickness
Reabilitação Vestibular no Tratamento da Cinetose
Author(s):
Erika Barioni Mantello*, Ana Paula do Rego André**, José Fernando Colafêmina***.
Key words:
vertigo, vestibular rehabilitation, motion sickness.
Abstract:

Introduction: Motion sickness is a sensation of nausea and/or discomfort that occurs during movement situations, either in children or in adults. Objective: The purpose of this study is to tell the benefits of the Vestibular Rehabilitation in the motion sickness (discomfort provoked by the movement) in a child. Method: The patient underwent an otorhinolaringologic, audiologic and otoneurologic evaluation. Vestibular Rehabilitation worked on optokinetic and vestibulo-ocular reflexes and orientations. Results: All symptoms disappeared with RV, without the use of medications and without disrespecting the maturation of the central nervous system. Conclusion: Vestibular Rehabilitation was efficient in the treatment of this child with motion sickness.

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