Music is the best medicine

Music is the best medicine

This project is developing a proof-of-concept online virtual reality platform designed to deliver telehealth group singing interventions for people with quadriplegia to improve respiratory function, voice, mood, and social connectedness.


Spinal patients sing to breathe easy in virtual world

Spinal patients sing to breathe easy in virtual world

Researchers are using virtual reality technology and music therapy to get quadriplegics singing together for their health By Andrew Trounson, University of Melbourne


How is your sleep?

How is your sleep?

The mission of the Institute for Breathing and Sleep is to improve respiratory and sleep health through best practice scientific research. Here is an example of turning science into art.


Spinal cord injury patients call for national register to help track treatment, outcomes

Spinal cord injury patients call for national register to help track treatment, outcomes

Spinal cord injury experts have lobbied the Federal Government to establish a national register tracking the treatment and condition of patients.


Research Grant Win Advances Important Work on Spinal Cord Injury

Research Grant Win Advances Important Work on Spinal Cord Injury

The Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) has awarded a research grant to Professor Belinda Gabbe.


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Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a chronic lung condition that causes stiff lungs and restricts sufferers from taking a deep breath. Exercise in a gym, such as walking or riding a bike, can help make...

Notch monitoring in sleepNOTCH MONITORING IN SLEEP

Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing is abnormal during sleep. There are two main forms of sleep apnea: obstructive and central. For obstructive sleep apnea, breathing is reduced because the airway...

Good sleep more essential than ever during COVID-19GOOD SLEEP MORE ESSENTIAL THAN EVER DURING COVID-19

This Sleep Awareness Week, Austin Health's sleep experts remind us all that sleep is integral to good health, particularly at times when we're under stress.

Professor David Berlowitz receives over 7 million in grantsPROFESSOR DAVID BERLOWITZ RECEIVES OVER 7 MILLION IN GRANTS

University of Melbourne Chair of Physiotherapy at Austin Health, Professor David Berlowitz has had quite a memorable week.

Finally, after much demand, IBAS is now on Twitter!FINALLY, AFTER MUCH DEMAND, IBAS IS NOW ON TWITTER!

Many have asked, when will IBAS be on Twitter. We are happy to announce that IBAS is finally there!

Do you have Spinal cord injury? Tired?  Get treated!DO YOU HAVE SPINAL CORD INJURY? TIRED? GET TREATED!

Melbourne researchers have found that 80 percent of people with quadriplegic spinal injuries have sleep apnoea. It's having a big effect on their lives but they don't know they have it, and they don't know it can be treated.

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