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Motion Sickness - An Unnoticed Thief Of Senior's Quality of Life

- Friday, May 21, 2010

Did you know that the wheelchair can cause motion just like the car or boat?  It is important to understand this fact because undiagnosed motion sickness subconsciously de-motivates an individual from engaging in therapeutic activities.  Without even knowing it, motion sickness may have you or your loved one avoiding that "Sunday drive" or that wheeled "walk in the park".  

Here are some simple tips that our staff promotes for avoiding motion sickness: 1) Face forward as much as possible, 2) look at the horizon, 3) don't read in the car, and 4) avoid pungent smells.  Take our advice and reconsider taking that long walk downwind of the paper mill or pig farm.