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Dizziness and vertigo are some of the most common symptoms in post concussion syndrome, or after someone has had a brain injury.  The injury to the brain causes a disruption of how the brain is processing information about the environment, and how the brain understands the body’s position within the environment. First let’s break down […]

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Just the other day a mom from Nanaimo asked the question about her daughter who has been diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD, and her other child with developmental coordinations disorder.  ‘Could vision be a problem? If so, why doesn’t vision get looked at as part of testing?’ A great question, and an area that can […]

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‘You cured my concussion’ he writes to me.  This is exactly how he sees it.  In reality what we did was diagnose and treat the vision conditions that were caused by his concussion.  These vision conditions were responsible for many of the concussion symptoms that the he had been experiencing.  Dizziness, fatigue, headaches, migraines, balance […]

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What if our current thinking on Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is completely overlooking something so obvious? Let’s look at the logic and language involved with the diagnosis.  Think critically, and you may find a solution. Developmental– concerned with the development of someone or something. Coordination: the organization of the different elements of a complex body or […]

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Gaslight (verb):  to manipulate someone in to questioning their own sanity. It seems like almost every day I meet someone who has been told that their dizziness, nausea, headaches and other symptoms are psychological.  Sometimes it’s chalked up to depression or anxiety (despite solid research showing that eye movement problems are not caused by depression […]

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‘Everyone is entitled to (their) own opinion, but not (their) own facts’ –Daniel Patrick Moynihan ‘Vision therapy does not work.’ I hear this all the time, and so have thousands of the people I have worked with.  It comes from teachers, spouses, friends, optometrists, and especially doctors.  This statement has caused kids to continue to […]

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Convergence insufficiency is a problem with how the eyes work together, that can affect reading speed, comprehension, ability to sustain focus and more.  The official study just published can be seen here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29577409. Well done study in getting improvement in a short period of time. Often the maximum improvement takes longer, but it’s much more […]

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Dizziness, nausea and vertigo can be debilitating symptoms that many people just learn to live with.  But what if they didn’t have to?  Most often we think of dizziness as a vestibular problem, because we are all familiar with how our inner ear is important for balance, and it is.  Many cases of dizziness are […]

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