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Falling Better for Aged Care

Falling Better for Aged Care

Professor Dr Margie Sharpe says, “loss of confidence after a fall all too often translates into avoidance of physical movement/activity. Meaning, we sit for long periods of time in an attempt to avoid falling over.¬†Unfortunately, the lack of physical activity actually causes more falls.” You can think of it along these lines; sitting is the […]

Habituation ; What is it?

Habituation ; What is it?

We previously wrote about; Habituation ; Adapting to overcome dizzy In this article we ask you to consider; Do habituation exercises, proclaimed by some within our industry for both adult and paediatric patients with vestibular disorders, actually activate habituation mechanisms? Most people believe that habits are formed by completing a task for 21 days in […]

COURSE UPDATE | Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach to the Dizzy Patient

UPDATE 20 April 2017. Closed for 2017 bookings. Expressions of interest now accepted for entry into the 2018 Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach to the Dizzy Patient course offering. Please contact us for more information (and although similar timings, dates are yet to be confirmed for 2018).   There are still a few spaces left for our […]

Adaptation ; Adapting to overcome dizzy

Adaptation ; Adapting to overcome dizzy

Interaction between vestibular compensation mechanisms and vestibular rehabilitation therapy: 10 recommendations for optimal functional recovery Authors Michel Lacour and Laurence Bernard-Demanze Page 7 suggests, ‚ÄúAdaptation is usually described in the literature as two separate mechanisms called sensory substitution and behavioral substitution, even though this categorization can differ according to authors. The common characteristic of these […]

Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach to the Dizzy Patient | COURSE FAQ

Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach to the Dizzy Patient | COURSE FAQ

We received a question about our current course offering from a musculoskeletal physiotherapist. Why would I benefit from attending this course? Our response; There are many causes of dizziness eg Vit B12 deficiency, anaemia, cardiac, CNS problems, anxiety and depression and other metabolic disorders, as well as upper cervical spine or inner ear disorders (vestibular […]

Effects of Footwear on Gait and Balance

Effects of Footwear on Gait and Balance

Summary of a talk given by Matt Neufield, BKin, CPed (C), Manager/Pedorthist, Kintec Footwear + Orthotics, given to the BADD Society at St. Paul’s Hospital on January 21.   When it comes to balance, the feet are the foundation for the body and therefore it is important to give them special attention. There are three […]