Cawthorne Cooksey exercises were one of the initial regimes developed to assist in the recovery of vestibular problems. Although considered outdated, they are still commonly utilised today and do not require hands on treatment from a clinician.

Cawthorn Cooksey exercises attempt to rehabilitate the inner ear by repetitively performing movements of the head to reduce the amount dizziness provoked by such movements, together with traing the movement of the eyes independant of the hand and loosen up protective muscle spasm from the musces in the head and neck. These exercises are adapted from Dix and Hood (1984)

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Note: Ideally, these exercises should not be performed completely alone. Discussion with a clinician first is important as ultimately every individual is different, whilst performing the exercises with a family member/relative is advised.