Since the inception of the Dizziness & Balance Disorders Centre in the late 1980s, our mode of operation has been based on the important model of taking a multi-disciplinary team approach, which is a core theme of this year’s Balance Awareness Week. We argue that this multi-disciplinary team approach is not just ideal, but it […]
Category: Balance Awareness Week
Balance Awareness Week
Why do many triathletes report dizziness during and after the swimming leg of a triathlon? We now know it’s due to the interaction between coldness and the vestibular system; that system in the inner ear that reports spatial data to our brains. During Balance Awareness Week, it’s timely to look at dizziness in swimmers because […]
Close your eyes and stand on one foot. It’s hard, isn’t it? Now imagine having that same disorienting feeling on two feet, and with your eyes open. Balance is something most of us take for granted and never need to think about – until we lose it. Unlike Fiona Flamingo, who is next to me […]
Goal of Balance Awareness Week Professor Dr Margie H Sharpe, Director of the Dizziness & Balance Disorders Centre here in Adelaide, says, “Raising awareness of vestibular disorders is a good time to encourage family and friends to learn more about the symptoms so they can support their loved ones’ who are suffering from dizziness and […]
While most people may not be familiar with the word â€œvestibularâ€â€”relating to your inner ear, brain, and sense of balanceâ€”many of us have likely experienced the awkward or sometimes scary feeling when we momentarily lose our balance.
You are not alone in your struggle with dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, vision problems, brain fog, and the other debilitating symptoms of a vestibular disorder. Vertigo and dizziness are the second most common complaint after headache. What can be difficult for both a patient and his or her doctor is that the word “dizziness” is a […]