Future Group Meetings

Saturday 10th December 2022 

On Zoom  @ 1.00pm (UK time)

The Christmas Special

Meet Our Panel of Expert Clinicians 

Some of the finest clinicians in the UK will offer advice for our members to have the best balanced Xmas and Update us on new treatments and new thinking for 2023.  And take members pre submitted questions to be answered by the most appropriate panelist.

Join us for a fun, but informative zoom meeting of 2 hours, covering most aspects of serious and chronic balance conditions 

Your Very Own VIP Expert Panelists are :-

 

Professor Peter Rea

MA BM BCh (Oxon) FRCS (England) FRCS (ORL-HNS) Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon

Andrew Clements

Chartered Physiotherapist  Leicestershire NHS Balance Centre 

Dr Lynnette Simpson

BA(Hons); DClinPsy. Clinical Psychologist

Debbie Cane

MSc CS Senior Clinical Scientist in Audiology

 

Latest Treatments and Outlook for 2023

Our experts will be offering sound advice to make the most of the festive period and be updating us all on latest thinking, treatments and the outlook for balance disorder care in 2023.

Members Questions

Covering all aspects of clinical treatment for chronic and series balance conditions our experts have generously agreed to take pre submitted questions by our members. Please remember that our experts are not allowed to offer in public any specific diagnosis or treatment recommendations, but they can talk generally about treatment process and protocols.  Questions will be restricted by time allowed in the meeting, so we will operate a first come first serve basis for questions submitted.

 

More about the Panelists

Professor Rea is President of the British Society of Otology, Honorary Professor of Balance Medicine at De Montfort University, Honorary Professor to the Departments of Neuroscience and Informatics at the University of Leicester, and was Chairman of the British Society of Neuro-otology from 2013-2019. In addition he has advised on the Covid response for ENT in NHS England. His specialist practice for both ear surgery and dizziness draws patients from all over the UK and further afield.  Prof. Rea is Lead Clinician at The Leicester NHS Balance Centre. He has a state of the art balance investigation suite at The London Road Clinic, along with a dedicated and experienced team. Prof. Rea has appeared in the national press, advised the BBC and has written for major ENT textbooks. He lectures regularly on these topics and runs international medical meetings in both Leicester and London.

Andrew Clements has worked for over 25 years as a physiotherapist, his career and knowledge make him one of the most knowledgeable practitioners in this field. His ability to communicate in non medical terms to allow sufferers and the public to understand the issues is second to none.  If you have any type of balance condition do watch this excellent presentation as you will learn something that will be of help and support to you.  Andrew is a valued supporter of Life On The Level and continues to share his knowledge and wisdom with our members very generously.  We many of our members refer to him as simply “Mr Balance”.

Debbie Cane  – I am a NHS clinician specialising in using mindfulness techniques for those with persistent dizziness and University audiology lecturer. I’m passionate about mindfulness and how it can help those with dizziness and tinnitus live well with these conditions, connect with and support each other. I love storming up mountains, meditating at the top, ending up with with a nice cup of coffee and bar of chocolate when I get to the bottom again

Dr Lynnette Simpson BA(Hons); DClinPsy. I have been a qualified Clinical Psychologist since 2009 and have worked in the area of physical health since 2011 within the Department of Medical Psychology based at the Leicester General Hospital. I am the Lead Psychologist for Pain Management within the department, but I also work with patients with other long-term health conditions, including balance conditions, who are referred to us.

[Important News for anyone living in the Leicestershire NHS catchment area regarding  free treatment for anxiety and mental health issues caused by a balance condition :-  Lynnettes health psychology department treatments  are available to all chronic illness patients – including serious balance disorders! This effectively means on a local scale, that any patient in the Leicestershire NHS catchment area can ask to be referred to the Leicester Health Psychology department if they suspect that they would benefit from their help and treatment.]

 

Open to members only. But we are free to join and there is no pressure to do anything, except receive help, support and friendship. Contact us now to join and be at our next meeting – You will never face these issues alone again.

Meeting Dates for 2022  

   Dec 10th

Meetings are  on Saturdays and start at 1pm UK time.

 

if you have any form of balance problem, we are free to join, and you don’t have to speak or participate, just watch and listen – even that will be of help to many.  Thank You.