KFPL launching Health Compass series with a talk on vestibular system

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Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is hosting the inaugural session of their new Health Compass series, which will explore the anatomy and function of the vestibular system.

“Buried deep in the skull and producing no recognizable sensation, the vestibular system is easily overlooked,” the library said in a media release. “However, these complex organs of the inner ear contribute to a wide range of critical tasks from balance to vision to cognition.”

As the first session in KFPL’s Health Compass series, physiotherapist Dougal Bale will be introducing the anatomy and function of this marvellous system, according to the release.

The Vestibular System: Our Underappreciated Sixth Sense is an online talk, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2022. During the session, Bale will also discuss common vestibular disorders and dysfunctions that can produce dizziness, vertigo, visual disturbance and imbalance, according to the release.

“Our region is so fortunate to have the extensive health care community that it does,” said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming. “The vestibular system receives so little attention yet is essential to how we move our bodies from point A to point B. Having a local specialist speak on the topic is a unique opportunity to learn about this system and become proactive in its maintenance.”

Register for the session online at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/6075178 or over the phone at 613-549-8888.

Up next in the Health Compass series: library patrons can join Allison De La Lis of the Kingston Ear Institute for a presentation on hearing loss and rehabilitation, Mar. 30 (https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/6138547) or Apr. 21 (https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/6252870) at 6:30 p.m.

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