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Clayfield 4001

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Australia

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Vestibular Clinic - Dizziness,balance and vertigo  

Vestibular Clinic (Dizziness/Vertigo)

Do you suffer from dizziness, balance problems or vertigo?  Did you know that these symptoms can be the result of a vestibular issue and that physiotherapy may help?

The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that help control balance and eye movements. If the system is damaged by disease, aging, or injury, vestibular disorders can result.

Common vestibular symptoms include:

  • Vertigo

  • Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo BPPV – symptoms due to positional changes or from
    visual stimuli

  • Menieres Disease (MD)

  • Vestibular Migraines (VM)

  • Acoustic Neuroma (AN)

  • Vestibular neuritis / neuronitis

  • Periplymph Fistula / Superior canal dehisense

  • Concussions and Post Concussion Syndrome 

  • Dizziness

  • Headaches

  • Nausea

  • Decreased balance or confidence with mobility

  • Vision and hearing disturbances

  • Falls and falls related injuries

 

Types of Treatment

Vestibular Physiotherapy can  improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of all age groups and assist you to regain your independence and quality of life for those suffering from vestibular issues. Our comprehensive vestibular physiotherapy management includes state of the art diagnostic tools and individualised treatments carried out by, accredited advanced trained vestibular Physiotherapists.  We guarantee a thorough assessment prior to undertaking any treatment, because we understand that your vestibular symptoms may be sensitive or irritable.  There is strong evidence supporting the use of vestibular and visual exercises to improve symptoms for patients with balance and vestibular concerns.

Outpatient physiotherapy may include:

  • Detailed interview: to gain a further understanding of your symptoms and other relevant medical history

  • Physical assessment: of your body, head and eye movements

  • Progressive exercise program: using head, body and eye movements; may include specific techniques such as the Epley,  Hallpike-Dix Manoeuvres, gaze stability exercises. 

  • Movement assistance: to move safely and comfortably in bed, sit up, stand and walk

  • Tailored Exercise: exercises to build strength, endurance, coordination and balance

Targeted program for those with an acoustic neuroma