Prof Dr Margie Sharpe

Prof Dr Margie Sharpe

Loneliness and the brain: A reflection on being alone during Covid-19 and through the holiday season

Loneliness and the brain: A reflection on being alone during Covid-19 and through the holiday season Loneliness and the brain: A reflection on being alone during Covid-19 and through the holiday season. Photo by Adrien Olichon on Unsplash

I write a lot about the role of the brain in relation to dizziness and balance disorders but in the course of my research, I come across a range of interesting and helpful articles like this one about loneliness. How Being Lonely Affects Our Brains by Jarren Gan, ties together some interesting strands of research […]

Vestibular Rehabilitation under the spotlight for the International Online Vestibular Diploma

Vestibular Rehabilitation under the spotlight for the International Online Vestibular Diploma Vestibular Rehabilitation under the spotlight for the International Online Vestibular Diploma

If you’re a practitioner wanting to achieve improve your clinical care of dizzy patients through better clinical protocols and guidance from the world’s top faculty in their areas of expertise, the International Online Vestibular Diploma is for you. I know because I’m one of the 50+ international speakers who will be lecturing as part of […]

Drive to fund research into the pathophysiology and therapy options of motion triggered Mal de Debarquement Syndrome aka MdDS

Drive to fund research into the pathophysiology and therapy options of motion triggered Mal de Debarquement Syndrome aka MdDS A picture of the Barany Conference 2018 with Dr.Dai (Assistant Professor Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, NYC, USA), who we honour and remember after he sadly passed away last February. Dr.Dai has dedicated his life to research Motion Sickness and MdDS. It is because of his work that patients can access OKN treatment. On the right side of the picture are Dr. Mucci and Dr.Yakushin.

The Mal de débarquement syndrome is a longstanding interest of mine. When I first read the work of Dr Dai and his colleagues, I was overjoyed they had developed a treatment for this syndrome, and more importantly had had successful outcomes. Prior to their work, there was no effective treatment which physiotherapists could offer these […]

Global Vertigo Day featuring Prof Dr Margie Sharpe

Global Vertigo Day featuring Prof Dr Margie Sharpe Vertigo Day featuring international speakers including Prof Dr Margie Sharpe

If you’re suffering from dizziness or balance disorders, or know somebody who is, I invite you to watch the video of a free, online event held to share the latest research and treatment techniques. It is the inaugural, global Vertigo Day event, that was held on June 30, 2020 (July 1, Adelaide time) and I […]

Why are you feeling dizzy or out of balance? Let me count the ways!

Why are you feeling dizzy or out of balance? Let me count the ways! Are you feeling dizzy or out of balance? Let me count the ways!

In all the years I’ve spent working with people suffering dizziness and balance disorders, I’ve lost count of how many times the real cause of the issue has turned out to be very different from what my clients first thought it was. Although this can come as a shock to them, it shouldn’t really because […]

Such changing times.

Such changing times.

We hope everyone is making the necessary adjustments that COVID-19 has thrust upon us. It has certainly been at the forefront of our minds from the start. We immediately implemented all the appropriate health actions as directed by WHO, the SA Health Communicable Disease Control Branch, and Federal government Health Department directives, as any medical […]