Articles tagged with: neurology

UNSW Neurological Society AAFN Presentation

Brent Gordon presents a talk to the UNSW Neurological Society

Brent Gordon presented a talk to the UNSW Neurological Society on behalf of the Australasian Academy of Functional Neurology (AAFN) on Thursday 10 October 2013. Brent spoke alongside Neurology Fellow Dr. Justine Wang and Registrar Dr. Michael Fong to medical students on the importance of neurological examination skills. Brent was asked by the academy to introduce the current concepts in Functional Neuroscience to medical students with a special interest in Neurology.

Minimise the Recurrence of Low Back Injury, Reduce Pain and Gain Long-Term Improvement!

Acute low back pain

Back pain - it’s one of the most prevalent and costly musculoskeletal conditions in regard to treatment and disability, with costs estimated at around $9 billion per year in Australia.  The ever-growing costs are largely a result of the high recurrence of such injury and the simple fact that at least 10% of sufferers go on to develop chronic, disabling back pain.

 

Chiropractic, and the spinal maintenance care it can offer, is a clinical intervention that may prevent these recurrences of back pain. Public health experts today are now turning their attention to the expected recurrence of back pain, as well as its prevention, in an effort to curb the growing epidemic of such conditions.

Scoliosis and Neurology - a better understanding of scoliosis

Everything else you didn't already know about scoliosis

Scoliosis and Neurology - a better understanding of scoliosis

It was an honour to be recently asked by Dr. Anthony O’Reilly from The Chiropractic Alumni (tCa) to present a lecture on the “Neurology of Scoliosis” at a Sydney College of Chiropractic and Macquarie University Department of Chiropractic Conference (20 August 2011). The conference, held at the Stamford Grand in North Ryde was solely dedicated to Scoliosis and it was good to be speaking alongside A/Prof. Lindsay Rowe (radiologist and author of Essentials of Skeletal Radiology), Dr. Jeb McAviney (Internationally recognised scoliosis expert) and Dr. Inger Villadsen (European rehabilitation specialist).

What follows is a summary of the latest neurological information on scoliosis and the new relationships being discovered between brain imbalance and scoliosis. 

Chiropractic and the "unsettled" baby

Chiropractic and the

Recently, I was invited to present a lecture to mothers and mothers-to-be from the Hills District Playgroups Association in Castle Hill. Thanks to Sally for organising the event and thanks to Brent Gordon from Shirley Rd Chiropractic, for preparing such an interesting and engaging multimedia package.

Of the many topics concerning babies and chiropractic, the one that created most interest was deformational plagiocephaly (flat skull as a potential cause/result of an unsettled baby.

Age is not a number, but more a determinant of whether we are "nimble on our feet"

Grandmother and boy chiropractic

At the risk of a potential domino effect, I ask 170 retirees to stand on one leg. For those that already aren't too wobbly, I ask them to close their eyes. The room sways... and is soon followed by much laughter.

Last week I was asked to speak to a Probus group at the Castle Hill Community Centre. This is a group of active retirees keen to learn more about themselves, and maintain a fulfilling and active lifestyle. After the laughter settles I discuss the seriousness of not having the ability to maintain posture and balance. One in three adults over the age of 65 suffers from a fall each year and 10% of these falls lead to a significant injury resulting in hospitalisation. Of these, up to 80% do not go home! There is now a slight look of shock amongst the group.

"Baby Talk" at Royal North Shore Private Hospital

Walking too early, babies and chiropractic

Some months ago I was asked to present a lecture at Royal North Shore Private Hospital to the senior midwife educators. The purpose of this lecture was to discuss the relevance of chiropractic in the current environment. Today, I delivered the lecture, with Ashleigh Mundy also in attendance, where there was much interest and excitement in what chiropractic has to offer newborn babies and pregnant mothers.

The lecture focussed on the following issues:

Some months ago I was asked to present a lecture at Royal North Shore Private Hospital to the senior midwife educators. The purpose of this lecture was to discuss the relevance of chiropractic in the current environment. Today, I delivered the lecture, with Ashleigh Mundy also in attendance, where there was much interest and excitement in what chiropractic has to offer newborn babies and pregnant mothers.

The lecture focussed on the following issues: