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Archive for October 2013

Calm, Cool, and Compensated

Posted by Kerrie Denner

by Julie Grove, MPT of Cascade Dizziness and Balance PT

(Presented to Seattle Dizzy Group 9/21/13)

This presentation discusses the role of vestibular rehabilitation for treating symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, disequilibrium, nausea, and anxiety. The tenets of vestibular rehabilitation and balance physical therapy are reviewed including evaluation, treatment, prognosis, barriers to treatment, and facilitators for recovery. Concepts of central compensation are explained including functional vs. physiological compensation, de-compensation, and failure to compensate related to inner ear dysfunction.

Physical therapy makes difference with vertigo

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Brian Lowney

For Dorothy Coelho, the road to recovery has been a long and difficult journey.

Since 2010, the 81-year-old Fall River resident has suffered 10 falls, some so serious that she landed in the hospital for a few days.

For the past three years, Coelho has occasionally experienced dizziness, which contributed to balance issues. She's fallen off her rocking chair and fractured a few ribs by falling in the bathroom tub.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins identify area of brain that prevents dizziness

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Part of right parietal cortex plays key role in upright perception, they say

by Stephanie Desmon and Helen Jones 

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have pinpointed a site in a highly developed area of the human brain that plays an important role in the subconscious recognition of which way is up and which way is down.

Turning Straw Into Gold: You Don’t Have to Believe Your Thoughts

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Byron Katie's "inquiry" can help you question the validity of stressful thoughts

Published on October 3, 2013 by Toni Bernhard, J.D. in Turning Straw Into Gold

For many years, I was an expert at making myself miserable by taking a neutral thought, turning it into a stressful one, and then spinning that stressful thought into an even more stressful story—one with little or no basis in reality.

The rise of digital motion sickness: Video games, 3D films and iOS7 set to make condition the 21st century's biggest occupational disease

Posted by Kerrie Denner
  • Illness is a variation on motion sickness which is caused by gadgets 
  • Displays are now so good at mimicking reality they disorientate the brain 
  • Problem will only get worse as tech gets better, experts say 

By Aaron Sharp

Digitally induced motion sickness caused by iPhones, 3D films and computer games will become the biggest occupational illness of the 21st century, it has been claimed.

Teasing Out the Benefits of Meditation

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Carl Sherman

The human brain is nature’s masterwork: From this highly organized lump of tissue emerge the wizardry of science and sublimity of art.

Too bad it can’t control itself. That same brain all too often torments its owner with unspeakable anxiety, suicidal sadness, and addiction to destructive chemicals, which the best efforts of psychiatric science and the psychotherapeutic arts can relieve with only limited success.

Chronic Resilience: The Comparison Trap

Posted by Kerrie Denner

New blog post by Danea

I recently had the pleasure of talking with the insightful Joan Friedlander, author of Business from Bed: The 6 Step Plan to Get Yourself Working Again After a Health Crisis. She has written a wonderful guide to creating a business or career that is in alignment with your values and with your health. While I’m off in recovery land, Joan has stepped in to share her wisdom with you. I asked her a few questions related to her book. She is answering the first one today and will be exploring the rest on her blog which I’ll be linking to. Without further ado, I would love to introduce you to Joan…

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