I know a familiar doctor, he treated children with congenital heart disease. He recommends not using pharmacology to treat such a problem. The heart and blood vessels in such an age tend to grow and change their structure. You can go to a good cardiologist. The ability to play sports will have limitations. Strength exercises should not be done during the rehabilitation period. The main task of the child is to restore the heart rhythm.
Hello Gwynn Lindler,
First, we limit position changes. Then, I have the client take deep breaths and tense their muscles before moving positions. We also move slowly as Nancy explains. We are always near a solid surface to help keep balance and a place to rest.
Balanced nutrition also plays a part.
You will probably do well to have the client see their doctor and physical therapist for the best tips that will work for them specifically.
Personal Trainer~NAPS 2 B Fit…
Sorry, I read your question incorrectly. I thought you were asking about resources you could recommend to a client who has vertigo, versus resources for training a client with the condition.
The client I’m currently working with who has vertigo is in a small group personal training situation on a pilates reformer. When I know she’ll be in class, I do more smooth transitions from machine positions, so we’re not standing up, lying down, standing up, lying down. Also, I’ve spent time with her individually, showing all of the modifications she can do to movements that don’t feel right (for her, head below heart is a no-no). She also knows that when I cue movements, I don’t expect her to transition as quickly everyone else, and not to be pressured to move quickly when I cue the next move so that I can keep the class running at a normal pace. That takes discipline on her part, moving at the pace that works for her.