Vestibular Rehabilitation: Dizziness, Vertigo & Imbalance

At PhysioMotion, our Vestibular Specialist Physiotherapist is able to treat the following conditions:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Vestibular hypofunction & central vestibular dysfunction: dysfunction of the balance system in your inner ear
  • Labyrinthitis & vestibular neuritis
  • Meniere’s disease & acoustic neuromas
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Cervicogenic (neck related) dizziness
  • Vertigo related to migraines
  • Chronic dizziness
  • Anxiety related dizziness

Vestibular Rehabilitation  incorporates manual therapy and physiotherapy prescription of exercise to treat symptoms of imbalance, vertigo and dizziness. 

Your vestibular system consists of parts of the inner ear and brain that are responsible for maintaining balance. Damage or irritation from infection and other causes can result in imbalance, vertigo or dizziness.

Vestibular Rehabilitation exercises are used to help the brain learn to adjust to a vestibular hypofunction, or to help desensitise the brain to vestibular stimulation.

 

Just as exercise for muscles must be correctly chosen and the degree of difficulty gradually increased, your Physiotherapist will find the precise level of exercise that your brain needs in order to reduce your symptoms, and adjust your exercise program to keep your brain challenged as you improve.

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