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Everything is connected

I was fortunate to take a course on tempromandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction this past weekend. The more I learn from other experienced clinicians and the more I practice, I keep coming back to the notion that everything in the body … Continue reading

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Eye strain as part of dizziness

Most of our patient report some visual symptoms associated with dizziness. The pathways for this are known and well-established. The inner ear (or vestibular system) has strong and direct connections to the eyes to produce the vestibular-ocular reflex (VOR). The … Continue reading

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Julie Grove featured in Vest SIG Podcast

Podcast on anxiety and vestibular disorders

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Falling in Older Adults

Falling is preventable! KOUW.org reports on a personal story and warnings to the increase risk of falling as you age. http://kuow.org/post/falls-common-and-serious-problem-older-adults

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Balance Awareness Week Sept. 14-20

Get involved with Balance Awareness Week! http://www.vestibular.org/BAW

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New York Times Balance Article

Here’s a link to an interesting article on Balance found in the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/opinion/sunday/finding-the-right-balance.html

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Stress and BPPV

Here is the link to an interesting study that came out in 2006.  About 50% of BPPV cases have an unknown etiology.  This study starts to shed some light on the potential triggers to BPPV. “High levels of anxiety, depression … Continue reading

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Preventable hip fractures

‎24% of people 50 and older will die within 1 year of fracturing a hip. Hip fractures are almost always related to falls. And, falls are preventable. Balance can improve at any age with skilled balance training, and if needed, … Continue reading

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How much is too much?

For patients participating in vestibular rehab, there is often a fine line between working aggressively on your exercises to facilitate recovery and overdoing it (and paying for it). Figuring out what is just enough, but not too much is as … Continue reading

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Lecturing at Bastyr University

Tomorrow night (Oct 4th), I will be returning to Bastyr University Grand Rounds to lecture on “Vestibular Assessment from a Primary Care Perspective.”  This is a lecture I have given before to Bastyr students nearing the completion of their training … Continue reading

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