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Assessing vestibular dysfunction – part two

In this second part of the vestibular series, we will discuss the physiotherapy approach to assessing vestibular disorders and dysfunction.

Because describing symptoms of vestibular dysfunction is so personal, subjective and at times emotional, a person-centred assessment must be undertaken to fully understand the extent and severity of the problem. In short, the best way to start treating the inner ear is to lend them one.

Music therapy helps people with stroke walk better

Music therapy helps people with stroke walk better.

Ever since I heard about the amazing anecdotal success of patients with Parkinson’s disease magically transforming with dancing and music, I began to do a bit of research of my own into the idea of music therapy for people with neurological conditions.

Understanding and treating concussion: where does physiotherapy fit in?

As footy finals season heats up, the adrenaline kicks in and the pressure is on, elite players put their bodies on the line in the quest for supremacy. It’s riveting stuff but I do pray every time I watch a game of footy that nobody gets a concussion.

Why vestibular rehab works – part three

You may find it interesting to know that the use of exercises in treating vestibular conditions, is a relatively old method dating back to the 1940’s and was mostly based on experiences of patients who were trying to recover from them.

It Takes Parkinson’s to Tango

In the field of Parkinson’s therapy, there’s a bit of a mini revolution coming on the past few years around dancing. Finally, therapy get sexy!

Professor Meg Morris is a world renowned Australian physiotherapist and researcher who is looking into the effectiveness and development of tango classes in treating posture and movement disorder in Parkinson’s. They run classes in Melbourne already.

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