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Vestibular Migraine Month: Let’s Put Our Minds To This

Vestibular Migraine Month: Let’s Put Our Minds To This Vestibular Migraine Month: Let's Put Our Minds To This

If I were to ask you what was the most common cause of vertigo in adults, what would you say? If you answered, Vestibular Migraine, you’d be right. You’d also score bonus points if you went on to note that vestibular migraine is also seen in children and teenagers but sadly is not well understood […]

Concussion policy is out of bounds on the full

Concussion policy is out of bounds on the full AFL concussion policy is out of bounds on the full. Still image from Daniel Venables interview with West Coast Eagles.

I have been writing about the AFL concussion policy for some time now, but recent revelations that the league’s key concussion adviser, Dr Paul McCrory, has allegedly committed scientific plagiarism, has prompted me to raise some fundamental issues again, for the sake of AFL players and their families, along with all players of contact sports […]

Sport concussion awareness is growing: We are making a difference

Sport concussion awareness is growing: We are making a difference Sport concussion awareness increasing. Photo by Quino Al on Unsplash

I have been writing a lot about head injury lately, and it appears that contact sport concussion awareness is growing, albeit with some sobering caveats. The latest cause for optimism is the position taken by AFL general manager of football Brad Scott, who has been reported by the ABC as warning players that next season […]

BalanceBelt: Reflections on a belt that helps people with severe balance disorders

BalanceBelt: Reflections on a belt that helps people with severe balance disorders BalanceBelt: Reflections on a belt that helps people with severe balance disorders.

Now that some patients with Bilateral Vestibular Loss (BVL) due to the loss of the balance (vestibular) organs in both ears have trialled wearing the BalanceBelt designed to improve severe unsteadiness, it has led me to reflect on the complexities of balance. If you’ve sought professional help for a balance disorder, or done some research, […]

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 […]

D&BDC Message of Joy

D&BDC Message of Joy D&BDC Message of Joy

Thank you for your ongoing support during 2019. The Dizziness Balance Disorders Centre remains at the forefront of treatment, including the use of powerful technology to get accurate, objective assessments of symptoms. This year has been a joy to reach broader audiences through social media avenues on Facebook and LinkedIn, plus the reach which my […]