Vestibular physiotherapy to keep you balanced.
We use proven vestibular treatment techniques to diagnose vertigo, dizziness and balance issues.
Common triggers of your vertigo or dizziness include rolling over in bed, getting out of bed, and lifting your head to look up.
What is the Vestibular System?
The vestibular system is a part of your inner ear that helps you to control balance. When it has been injured, you may experience dizziness, vertigo and/or balance issues.
Dizziness is the range of uncomfortable sensations, including:
- Feeling light-headed
- Feeling faint
- Losing your usual sense of balance
- Feeling woozy
- Having a false feeling of your body spinning or moving to one side
Vertigo refers more specifically to a false sense of spinning or sideways movement.
Vestibular conditions we treat.
- BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)
- Dizzyness (vertigo)
- Meniere’s disease
- Vestibular migraines
- Cervicogenic vertigo (dizziness from neck problems)
Common Vertigo causes.
- Labyrinthitis (Inner-ear infection)
- Vestibular Neuronitis (Inflammation of vestibular nerve)
When should you consult our physiotherapists?
If you have problems with balance or unsteadiness while performing usual daily activities, or if moving worsens your symptoms.
Physiotherapy for dizziness.
The most common cause of dizziness is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).
Others include Inflammation in the inner ear, Meniere’s disease, neck joint dysfunction, vestibular migraine and acoustic neuroma. On rare occasions, vertigo can be a symptom of a more serious neurological problem, such as a stroke or brain haemorrhage.
BPPV tends to come and go for no apparent reason. An affected person may have vertigo attacks for a few weeks, then a period with no dizziness symptoms.
What Causes BPPV?
Your inner ear holds a series of fluid-filled canals at different angles. When your head moves, the fluid falls through these vestibular canals and tells your brain exactly how far, how fast and in what directions your head is moving.
BPPV is caused by little ‘ear rocks’ or otoconia (calcium carbonate crystals) within the vestibular canals.
The symptoms of BPPV can include:
- Sudden episodes of violent vertigo.
- Dizziness and/or nausea.
- Movements of your head trigger vertigo.
- Your vertigo may last half a minute or more.
- Your eyes may drift and flick uncontrollably (nystagmus).
How can Physiotherapy help?
BPPV can be treated with simple exercises taught by our physiotherapists, who are familiar with the techniques required.
Vestibular Physiotherapy is available in our Caloundra, Birtinya and Buderim clinics and with our below therapists.
Physio Professionals Vestibular Physiotherapy services are available in our Caloundra, Kawana and Buderim clinics.
We will give you the best possible treatment for the best possible outcome.