May 22 Finding Balance Meeting Recap

Alaina Bassett

Dr. Alaina Bassett

A big thank you to Dr. Alaina Bassett for a very engaging and informative presentation of the vestibular system. Our balance system is unique and is made up of many different systems working in concert to give us the ability to understand and navigate our surroundings.

Dr. Bassett started off her presentation discussing our balance system made up of the vestibular, visual and somatosensory systems. The anatomy and physiology of our inner ear and the particular functions each part plays in our hearing were discussed in-depth. Various testing techniques to understand and evaluate balance was shared to give the audience a better feel of what they should expect should they want to be tested.

The role of our visual system to interpret our surroundings and our somatosensory system for equilibrium was shared in detail. Medical conditions and risk factors are also central to how you manage your balance which Dr. Bassett provided a wealth of information on.

We had a nice turnout but many folks were unable to attend so as requested, we have provided the captioned video for your viewing pleasure on our Los Angeles chapter YouTube channel.

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