A doctor at the University of Colorado Hospital, Kathy Walsh, has developed a simple maneuver to treat vertigo in a completely natural way, at home, and this made her a YouTube sensation.
In 2012, the CBS4 Health Specialist explained the treatment in details, and she earned 2.6 million views on cbsdenver.com.
Dr.Carol Foster described the proper way to do the so-called “Half Somersault Maneuver”:
“Tip your head up to look at the ceiling.You then put your head upside down like you’re going to do a somersault. In that position, I want you to turn to face your left elbow. ”
“You wait for any dizziness to end then raise your head to back level. Wait again for the dizziness to end, then sit back quickly. The half somersault maneuver has been a huge hit with nearly 2 million views on YouTube.”
Dr. Foster, Associate Professor and Director of the Balance Lab at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus, is deeply respected among patients suffering from vertigo. Yet, she jokes:
“I don’t think I’ve gotten up to the level of a cat video yet!”