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Cawthorne's Head Exercise

Exercises should be carried out for 15 minutes twice a day then increasing to 30 minutes.

Eye Exercises
Movements at first slow then quickly:

  • Looking up, then down. (20 times)
  • Looking side to side. (20 times)
  • Focusing on finger moving from 3 feet to 1 foot away from face. (20 times)

Head Exercises
Movements at first slow, then quickly. Perform with eyes open and then closed:

  • Bending forwards and backwards. (20 times)
  • Turning head from side to side. (20 times)

Sitting

  • While sitting, shrug shoulders. (20 times)
  • Turn shoulders to the right and then to the left. (20 times)
  • Bend forward and pick up objects from the ground and sit up. (20 times)

Standing

  • Change from sitting to standing and back again. (20 times with eyes open and then 20 times with eyes closed.)
  • Throw a small rubber ball from hand to hand above eye level.
  • Throw a ball from and to hand under one knee.


Lying Down
Perform first with eyes open and then with eyes closed:

  • Rolling head from side to side.
  • Rolling whole body from side to side.
  • Sitting up straight forwards.
  • Sitting up from side lying.

Moving About

  • Walk across the room with eyes open, then closed (10 times)
  • Walk up and down a slope with eyes open, then closed (10 times)
  • Walk up and down steps with eyes open, then closed. (10 times)
  • Any game involving stooping or turning is good

 

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