Recource Category: Conditions

Migraines

Migraines

Migraines are the 3rd most prevalent disorder in the world, and they are more prevalent in women than in men. Migraines are considered a primary brain disorder that are characterized by recurrent attacks of head pain associated with autonomic nervous system...
Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a lifelong neurological condition that disrupts the development of movement and posture, causing limitations in normal function. CP affects approximately 17 million people across the globe, a prevalence of approximately 2 in every 100 births....
Trauma

Trauma

Special credit to Julie Carlson (MSW, RCSW) What is trauma? Psychological trauma can be defined as experiences that overwhelm an individual’s capacity to cope. Trauma is common. 3/4 Canadians will experience a traumatic event in their lifetime. 1/10 Canadians will...
Let’s talk about concussions

Let’s talk about concussions

Summary of a presentation at VGH on April 4, 2018 by Registered Physiotherapist Tori Etheridge (Arca) BKin MPT, and Registered Kinesiologist Nicole Strachan BHK, MSc. From The Balance Sheet: Quarterly BC Balance and Dizziness Newsletter. Read the issue in full here....
Helping Others Understand Your Invisible Illness

Helping Others Understand Your Invisible Illness

An invisible illness is one that is unseen to the naked eye. People in pain often have a difficult time explaining their pain to loved ones because, on the outside, they still look the same. Without any obvious signs of physical injury (such as a cast, using walking aids or having visible scars) it may be difficult for people to understand that there is still something serious happening inside of your body.

Stroke

Stroke

A stroke occurs when there is a loss of blood flow to any part of the brain, causing tissue damage in that area. This can occur in two ways: blockage of a blood vessel due to a clot (ischemic stroke), or bleeding into brain tissue due to a broken or ruptured artery (hemorrhagic stroke).