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Do you suffer Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS), Motion Sickness, Vestibular Migraine, Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD), tinnitus and other chronic persistent dizziness, poor balance and associated symptoms?

Have you found that very few medical doctors and allied practitioners understand what you’re experience, nor offer much help in managing the condition?

We’ve assembled the most experienced list of multi-disciplined speakers from the medical, allied and research field. To be able to hear from this range of professional in one location, in one day is a rare and enquire opportunity to ‘get informed, be empowered’

The speakers will share their personal experiences, the latest medical research, practical at-home applications and tools to help you overcome your hurdles. You’re guaranteed to walk away with more knowledge and hope that there are helpful treatment options and possibility in restoring your health.

We will have have representatives from patient support groups share information about their groups, providing an opportunity for you to seek assistance and direction


NOTE: You’re registering for a online module, a professionally filmed and edited recording of our ‘How to Heal Persistent Dizziness’ seminar.

You will receive

  • 12 months online access to watch as many times as you want (you will need internet access to watch it)

  • download presenters notes 

HURRY UP! Grab a special and save $50 before Oct 4th.

Our Speakers

We’ve assembled the most experienced and integrative multi-disciplined speakers from the medical, allied and research field in central vestibular conditions.

Dr Cherylea Browne (Vestibular Researcher)

BMedSci(Hons) PhD

Dr Cherylea Browne is a Lecturer in Human Anatomy within the School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, and a Conjoint Lecturer within the School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney.

In 2007, Cherylea completed a Bachelor of Medical Science with honours at The University of Sydney. Her honours research in the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Neuropathology Laboratory involved investigating the effects of post-natal nicotine exposure on autonomic regulation centres in the brainstem. Cherylea then completed a PhD in 2013 at the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University. She investigated the effects of noise-induced hearing loss on central auditory processing. In 2012-2014, Cherylea conducted gene therapy research in the Translational Neuroscience Facility at the UNSW Sydney, and subsequently was appointed as Associate Lecturer in the Department of Physiology. Cherylea was appointed as Lecturer in Human Anatomy at the Western Sydney University in early 2014 and continues to maintain a strong research collaboration with the Translational Neuroscience Facility. In 2015, Cherylea was appointed as a Conjoint Lecturer within the School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Australia. Cherylea founded the Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS) Research group in 2017 and collaborates with MdDS experts around the world. Her current research focus is on understanding the basic clinical features, the underlying hormonal aspects and autonomic nervous system maladaptation in patient with MdDS. Cherylea is on the Advisory Medical Board for MdDS Australia and is the coordinator for the NSW Australian Brain Bee Challenge.

Jo Grabyn (Functional Nutritionist)

BHSci (Nutritional Medicine)

Jo Grabyn is a Functional Nutritionist with over 15yrs in private practice, specialising in brain & mental health.  She was one of the first Australian practitioners invited to train with Dr Dale Bredesen at the Buck Institute of Ageing, using an integrative approach to metabolic enhancement for neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation & cognitive decline.  Since that time, Jo continues to further her knowledge and experience with the Institute of Functional Medicine, Dr Daniel Amen of the Amen Clinics, and at Integrative Medicine in Mental Health in the USA each year.  Her care & passion, a ‘brains trust of mentors’ across Australia & the US, alongside a deeply personalised approach are the foundation of Jo’s practice.

Dr Carlo Rinaudo (Chiropractor)

BMedSci(Hons), MChiro, ICSSD, DACNB, PhD(c)

Dr Carlo Rinaudo is a registered Chiropractor from Australia with post-graduate training in clinical neuroscience and sports. Dr Rinaudo is the clinic director of a multidisciplined clinic, focused on helping people with dizziness, concussion and balance related conditions. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Vestibular (balance) therapy at University of New South Wales and Neuroscience Research Australia (www.NeuRA.edu.au), working alongside leading researchers and Neurologist in the field. He is a frequent speaker at national and international events, presenting his research findings at conferences or teaching practitioners about vestibular rehabilitation, including at the 2017 and 219 ECU and WFC conference

Dr Carlo Rinaudo is an engaging presenter, uniquely combining 20 years of clinical experience with current research from multi-disciplined fields, providing an enjoyable and easy-approach ‘knowledge translation’ for the everyday Chiropractor.

Joey Remenyi (Audiologist)

MClinAud, BA (Psych), ACT/CBT (cert), Senior Yoga Teacher

Joey is a trained vestibular audiologist, a world leading pioneer in vertigo and tinnitus recovery, and the Founder and Director of Seeking Balance International.

Over the last 10-years Joey has created the ROCK STEADY and BEAUTIFUL BALANCE programs that transform the lives of people suffering with persistent vertigo or tinnitus.

She teaches those suffering with chronic symptoms how to change their brain and body by healing with the ‘neuroplasticity’ recovery process

Joey has presented at medical conferences around the world, authored journal articles and run workshops internationally. She offers a highly needed and refreshing perspective on healing for people living with debilitating vertigo or tinnitus.

Dr Sarah Edelman (Psychologist)

Clinical Psych, PhD

Sarah Edelman PhD is a clinical psychologist, author and presenter. She previously worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Health Psychology Unit, UTS. In addition to her private practice, Sarah conducts training for the Black Dog Institute, mental health professionals, and Sydney University Centre for Continuing Education. Since 2008, Sarah’s private practice has focused on treatment of patients with dizziness, and she was primary investigator in a clinical trial of CBT treatment for patients with chronic subjective dizziness. She has published many articles in professional and mainstream journals, and is a frequent guest on ABC radio.  Her book, ‘Change your Thinking’, is a best seller in the self-help genre. She also co-authored ‘Good Thinking – a teenagers’ guide to managing stress and emotions using CBT’, and her third book on CBT for managing anxiety and worry was published in July 2019.

Dr Shaun Watson (Neurologist)


Dr Shaun Watson is a senior neurologist and neuro-otologist at Prince of Wales Public and Private Hospitals at Randwick in Sydney.  In the public hospital he has run the Dizziness and Balance Clinic since 2003, but also mainly sees dizzy patients in his private rooms at Randwick and Blacktown.  At his Blacktown rooms he performs over 600 vestibular function tests each year.  He was awarded a PhD (UNSW) in 1999 in vestibular neurophysiology, supervised by Prof James Colebatch, and has published over 30 peer reviewed papers.  However his strong focus is on clinical neuro-otology and he has a very large experience managing patients with complex and unusual vertigo and imbalance syndromes, especially vestibular migraine and mal de debarquement syndrome.

Dr Viviana Mucci (Vestibular Researcher)

Physiology, PhD

Dr. Viviana Mucci (Ph.D) is a postdoc researcher from University of Zurich and currently affiliated to the Swiss Concussion Centre, Schulthess Klinik in Switzerland. Viviana was awarded in November 2018 with the Future Science Early Career Research Award, following her work on Mal de Debarquement Syndrome performed during her Ph.D. She completed her Ph.D. program in the field of Neurotology in July 2018 from Antwerp University, Faculty of Medical Science.  Her background involves a BSc in Medical Physiology (University of East London, UK), which she completed with distinction in 2012 and a MSc in Space Physiology and Health from King’s College London (UK), where she graduated in 2013. Since her Ph.D. Viviana’s work has been focusing on continuing investigating Mal de Debarquement Syndrome. She currently continues treating MdDS patients in Switzerland (Zurich and Geneva). At the same time she is also brining forward a new frontiers of sensory integration in patients affected by post concussion syndrome. She is assessing specifically the presence of Visually Induced Dizziness and a visual sensitivity in professional athletes after multiple concussions, at the Swiss Concussion Centre. Although the vestibular knowledge has grown over the last few decades there are still many pieces of this remarkable system that remain to be addressed. This lack of knowledge is a strong drive for Viviana to continue pursuing research in this particular field.


Session Outline

Session 1: living and studying a neuro-otological disorder - personal experience (Cherylea Browne)


Dr Cherylea Browne was diagnosed with Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS) in 2014. The condition presented major challenges, but also a rare opportunity to better understand the patient experience by confronting MdDS head-on in her personal life, and engaging closely with other MdDS patients, possessing a true sense of understanding and empathy regarding the symptoms and struggles of patients with this debilitating condition. Dr Browne’s research interests reflect her passion and drive, as a leading voice in the MdDS community, using her expertise to contribute toward better understanding the condition and available treatments.

Session 2: Working with Vestibular Patients (Shaun Watson)


Dr Shaun Watson, a leading Neurologist in managing vestibular patients with special interest in chronic persistent conditions will share his experience in managing these group of patients. You will get a unique opportunity to take a deeper look into how a Neurologist assesses and treats patients that almost all other medical practitioners often fail to acknowledge or manage properly. An update on latest medical research, assessment and management protocols will be discussed

Session 3: Psychological strategies for managing dizziness and related symptoms (Sarah Edelman)


Dizziness and anxiety frequently co-occur. Patients with dizziness are more likely to be anxious, and individuals with anxiety are more likely to become dizzy. A condition variously called ‘phobic postural vertigo’, ‘chronic subjective dizziness’, and ‘persistent postural perceptual dizziness’ was identified decades ago, and was found to be common among many dizzy patients with high levels of anxiety. For some people anxiety plays a key role in perpetuating dizziness, even when the original cause is a vestibular condition. In this session we will explore strategies that can alleviate anxiety, as well as dizziness and other related symptoms. We will review the most widely used psychological treatment for this condition – cognitive behaviour therapy. Key features of the therapy as it applies to treating dizziness will be described, and participants will receive practical suggestions on how to best manage their own symptoms

Session 4: The Importance of a community support network (leaders of various support groups)


You’ll be introduced to leaders of community support groups, who will discuss what they do and how they can help you manage persistent chronic dizziness. They have far-reaching networks including practitioners, government agencies, and affiliated groups that will provide treatment, advice and general support.

Session 5: Integrated Neuroplasticity for healing chronic conditions (Joey Remenyi)


Neuroplasticity is a necessary process that all vestibular affected people require for recovery. Some will naturally undergo neuroplasticity and return to normal sensory perception after a bout of tinnitus or vertigo. Other do not. People with persistent symptoms and added complexities often need guidance, education and support to help their neural networks rewire and reset normal.

No medical drug or surgery can do create neuroplasticity. No health professional can create neuroplasticity either. However, conscious neuroplasticity, which will be demonstrate, is a teachable skill that anyone can learn to do. It includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of our inner healing process. It is not something that you read about but rather something that you do and feel. Everything we do, feel, or say is wired through neural networks. You will be shown how to reset your neural networks and return to normal firing patterns. Consciously learning to cultivate a new sense of normal takes attention to detail, with specific duration, frequency and intensity of neural firing for each specific goal.

Session 6: Working on rare disorders- how we learn from patients (Viviana Mucci)


Viviana has been working for the past years on Mal de Debarquement Syndrome, which is currently considered a rare neurological disorder. In order to bring her research forward she had to overcome a series of obstacles, which are typical of when performing research work on a rare disorder. Some of the challenges included: working with a small number of patients, poor resources, and economical difficulties. She overcame some of these challenges by merging forces with other researchers, establishing an international collaborations with Dr.Cherylea Browne from Western Sydney University, Australia, and Dr. Dai and Dr. Yakushin from Ichan School of Medicine in Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC, USA. In this talk Viviana will provide some anecdotal stories about her experience working in the field of MdDS

Session 7: Nutrition, Oxygen and Light to heal the brain (Jo Gabyn)


The talk will centre on the essential and interconnected ingredients of nutrition, oxygen and light to help heal and repair the brain. In almost all chronic persistent dizziness and associated conditions, the brain is affected and either inflamed, damaged, environmentally sensitive or deficient in what it needs to overcome its challenges.

Topics like stress management, Vagus nerve activation, gut-brain axis, hyperbaric chamber use, dietary and nutritional aspect will be discussed in an holistc approach

Session 8: Putting it all together in a Neuro-Rehabilitation approach (Carlo Rinaudo)


People with persistent chronic dizziness and poor balance often have associated symptoms including fatigue, poor sleep, brain fog, anxiety, environmental sensitivities, poor memory and gut-related problems. A management approach that considers all of these with respect to various brain (dys)function is essential to identify the ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘why’ these conditions exists in certain people.

Several case studies will be discussed to highlight a vestibular neurorehabilitation approach, including eye movement recordings, balance, heart rate variability, quantitative electroencephalogram and neuromodulation, for the assessment and management of persistent dizziness.


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frequently asked questions

Most certainly yes, especially if you have not achieved good results from traditional medical treatment (medication), or allied therapy including traditional vestibular rehabilitation

Absolutely – whilst the seminar content is aimed at the public, the material is perfectly suited to a practitioner to learn and apply in their office. We also have a recording of a 2-day practitioner seminar that is specially aimed for healthcare practitioners

We recommend paying with credit card through our online payment portal (Stripe). If you would prefer, you may pay via bank EFT. Please make payment to:  Carlo Rinaudo, NAB,  BSB: 082-356 Acct No: 57-101-8036. Once you have made payment, please send an email to [email protected] with a screenshot of payment

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