Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) in Kids and Adults
While in Melbourne this weekend Chris was invited to present to the College of Chiropractic Neuro-developmental Paediatrics (CCNP) on mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Read on to understand more about the dangers of concussion and how to recognise them.
What is your Balance Age?
Every year 20-40% of adults over 60 have a fall. Often some slight dizziness or a loss of balance will be dismissed as signs of “old age”, however these seemingly small symptoms can cause falls and hip fractures which can lead to hospitalisation and other serious adverse events.
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.
Everything else you didn't already know about 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.
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.
Some months ago I was asked to present a lecture at 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. It was a great opportunity to spend time with midwives and discuss pregnancy, childbirth, baby carriers and deformational plagiocephaly.