Extracts from The Balance Sheet, BC Balance and Dizziness’s quarterly newsletter for members:
Avoiding Balance Pitfalls with Grace: An Introduction to the Feldenkrais® Method
Summary of a talk given by Feldenkrais® practitioner Vita Kolodny.
Balance and Dizziness: The Visual Connection
It’s not just about your vision – it’s about how your eyes work together!
The Basics of Hearing and Hearing Loss
Summary of a talk given by audiologist Henry Lam.
Personal reflection on preventing serious falls.
Dizziness – What Is It? Why Does It Happen? What Can Be Done About It?
Summary of a talk given by Dr. Neil Longridge, former medical director of the Neuro-Otology Unit at VGH.
Dizzying Heights: Bodies in Orbit
Effects of space travel on the human body, including the vestibular system – summary of a talk given by Cam Cronin.
Effects of Footwear on Gait and Balance
Summary of a talk given by pedorthist Matt Neufeld.
Evidence-Based Use of Walking Poles for Balance
Summary of a talk given by occupational therapist Mandy Shintani, co-developer of the Activator pole.
Happiness, Hearing and the Science of Positive Aging
Summary of a talk given by Dr. Glen Grigg, a practicing psychotherapist and professor of psychology at City University of Seattle in Vancouver, and a consultant to several health authorities.
Litigating Balance and Dizziness Disorders
Tips from a lawyer to help people preserve credibility and obtain a good result with an insurance claim.
Moving from Survive to Thrive: Mental Well-Being in the Context of Chronic Illness
Summary of a talk given by registered clinical counsellor Anna Goren.
Mindfulness for Stress Reduction, Balance and Wellbeing
Introduction to mindful meditation – summary of a talk given by Dr. Geoffrey Soloway.
Nutrition and Exercise: Their Role in Improving Balance and Preventing Falls
Summary of a talk given by Ron Huppée, registered dietitian and certified strength/conditioning specialist.
Physiotherapist Role in Vestibular Dysfunction
Summary of a talk given by physiotherapists Riley Louie and Pauline Martin.
“What is Wrong with You?” (You Look Fine to Me!)
Dr. Mallinson’s presentation is directed at friends and family to help them understand why those with balance and dizziness disorders can look so good when they feel so unwell.