Patient Information. Vestibular and Cawthorn. Cooksey Exercises. Page 2. 2. Steps to follow when instilling ear drops. ○ Relaxing the neck and shoulder. Cawthorne-Cooksey Exercises. SUPPORTING, INSPIRING AND EDUCATING THOSE AFFECTED BY BALANCE AND DIZZINESS DISORDERS. Updated June . Cawthorne Cooksey Exercises. 1. In bed or sitting. 1. Eye movements — at first slow, then quick. 1. up and down. 2. from side to side. 3. focusing on finger moving.
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Diligence and perseverance are required but the earlier and more regularly the exercise regimen is carried out, the faster and more complete will be the return to normal activity.
Ideally these activities should be done with a supervised group. Individual patients should cookseey accompanied by a friend or relative who also learns the exercises. The CC exercises are mainly used as a home program.
Cawthorne Cooksey Exercises In bed or sitting Eye movements — at first slow, then quick up and down from side to side focusing on finger moving from 3 feet to 1 foot away from face Head movements at first slow, then quick, later with eyes closed bending forward and backward turning from side to side. Spanish translation of CC exercises courtesy dawthorne Maria Busso.
The CC exercises are mainly used as a home program This document is one page handout of activities that progress from simple head movement to complex activities such as throwing a ball. The CC exercises are still in common use see numerous references at bottom of this document.
One of the first “general” interventions for vestibular problems were the Cawthorne-Cooksey CC exercises, as shown below. One can find the original document illustrating the CC exercises here.
Although some authors state that the CC exercises are outmoded, this is not true.
Cawthorne-Cooksey Exercises for Dizziness
Hain, MD Last update: Adapted from Dix and Hood, and Herdman, ; References: This document is one page handout of activities that progress from simple head movement to complex activities such as throwing a ball. Last saved on August 3, Sitting Eye movements and head movements as above Shoulder shrugging and circling Bending forward and picking up objects from the ground Standing Eye, head and shoulder movements as before Changing from sitting to standing position with eyes open and shut Throwing a small ball from hand to hand above eye level Throwing a ball from hand to hand under knee Changing from sitting to standing and turning around in between Moving about in class Circle around center person who will throw a large ball and to whom it will be returned Walk across room with eyes open and then closed Walk up and down slope with eyes open and then closed Walk up and down steps with eyes open and then closed Any game involving stooping and stretching coosey aiming such as bowling cawthrone basketball Diligence and perseverance are required but the earlier and more regularly the exercise regimen is carried out, the faster and more complete will be the return to normal activity.
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