VESTIBULAR PHYSIOTHERAPY

Vestibular physiotherapy alleviates dizziness caused by vestibular disorders which are primarily vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, falls and gaze instability. Often these are caused by inner ear disturbances and can be brought on by rapid head movements.

Vestibular disorders require expert physiotherapy treatment programs usually both in the clinic and at home. Our physios have undergone post-graduate training in vestibular management and are highly experiences in developing and implementing programs for alleviating and managing vestibular conditions.

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Vertigo is caused by disturbance of the inner ear

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy treats
vertigo

Individualised treatment programme
based on your assessment

“The primary and most beautiful of nature’s qualities is motion”

Marquis De Sade

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is vestibular physiotherapy?

Vestibular disorders can result in loss of balance, eye control and coordination. Vestibular physiotherapy involves the use of special movements to retrain the vestibular system and regain control in the affected areas.

What conditions are treated with vestibular physiotherapy?

Conditions that are treated with vestibular physiotherapy include:

  • Meniere’s syndrome
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • General vestibulopathy
  • Cervicogenic dizziness (neck pain related)
  • Age related dizziness
  • Paediatric vestibular disorders
  • High fall risk patients after suffering a brain injury or stroke
How are vestibular conditions treated?

Vestibular conditions are mostly treated by moving the head into a position that triggers the dizziness or vertigo sensation, then repositioning the head to retrain the vestibular system.

Is vestibular physiotherapy painful?

Vestibular physiotherapy is not usually painful, however patients may feel uncomfortable during treatment as the vestibular condition is triggered in order to retrain the system.

What are the symptoms of vestibular balance disorders?
  • Dizziness.
  • Feeling off-balance.
  • Feeling as if you are floating or as if the world is spinning.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Disorientation.
  • Falling or stumbling.