Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness

Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD) is a common cause of chronic dizziness in people who are between the ages of 30 and 50 years and it is also a common diagnosis in all people who present with vestibular symptoms. This disorder has a negative impact on daily living and life quality, but you do not need […]

10 Ways to Speed up the Recovery from Concussion

A blow to the head can be more serious than most people think, because after such a blow you could end up with post-concussion syndrome. What is post-concussion syndrome? Post-concussion syndrome, or post-traumatic nervous instability, involves a collection of disabling symptoms like: Headaches Fatigue Trouble concentrating Poor memory Dizziness Anxiety Depression Personality changes Irritability Apathy […]

Got Whiplash? Get Treatment!

Whiplash injury happens when the neck or head moves suddenly and unexpectedly in a back and forth fashion. This movement may cause damage to the neck and even the brain. It is of vital importance to get prompt treatment for whiplash injuries. 1 The different types of Whiplash injury Whiplash injuries are classified by the […]

Asthma and Chronic Migraine: The Connection

Did you know that if you have asthma, your risk of developing chronic migraine is considerably increased? Don’t suffer any further. If you have migraine symptoms that are getting worse, get help and get migraine treatment straight away. Migraine and asthma Both asthma and migraine are debilitating medical disorders that are characterised by episodes during […]

World Parkinson’s Day

In 1817, James Parkinson first described this clinical syndrome that would be named after him. Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the central nervous system which is characterised by degeneration and it mainly affects the motor system. Parkinson’s has four major clinical manifestations: Tremor at rest Rigidity Akinesia Postural instability Parkinson’s disease is often associated […]

Concussion and Rugby

Concussion injuries are a common type of injury suffered by Rugby players. Head injuries are the second most prevalent injuries obtained by Rugby players following lower limb injuries. Lately people are becoming more concerned about the number of reported concussion injuries in Rugby. It has been suggested that people who suffered concussions may show physical […]

Foggy Brain? – Whiplash Injuries and Concussion can Lead to Brain Fog

Brain fog is a frequently reported symptom that has been gaining more and more attention in the world of research. It is commonly reported by people who have suffered whiplash or concussion injuries and it is associated with an extended recovery time. 1 What is Brain Fog? “Brain fog” is a collection of symptoms including […]

What Causes the “Aura” of a Migraine?

Many people today think that Aura symptoms go hand-in-hand with migraines. This is a misconception as there migraines can be with or without aura. Aura symptoms and migraine headaches can be very debilitating and early migraine treatment can help to limit the occurrence of these symptoms.1 What is migraine aura? Migraine is a widely known […]

Look No Hands! The Impact of a Ball to the Head can Cause Severe Brain Damage

The ball comes flying in and the impact is directed exactly to the players head, what a beauty! Think again: That beautiful knock to the head might be more dangerous than you think! Soccer has been viewed as a sport with low risk of injuries like concussions, however recent research has suggested that mild impact […]