Vestibular Physio Sunshine Coast
Ph 5438 9111 for an appointment.
See how Physiotherapy can help with Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
Common triggers of your vertigo or dizziness include rolling over in bed, getting out of bed, and lifting your head to look up.
What we treat.
BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)
Cervicogenic vertigo (dizziness from neck problems)
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. Rarely, 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 attacks of vertigo for a few weeks, then a period with no dizziness symptoms at all.
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.
The term dizziness refers to a range of uncomfortable sensations, including feeling light-headed, feeling faint, losing your normal sense of balance, feeling woozy and having a false feeling of your body spinning around or moving to one side. The term vertigo refers more specifically to a false sense of spinning or sideways movement.
What Causes BPPV?
Inside your inner ear, there is a series of canals filled with fluid. These vestibular canals are at different angles. When your head is moved, the rolling of the fluid inside these vestibular canals tells the brain exactly how far, how fast and in what direction 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 physiotherapist’s who are familiar with the techniques required.
Vestibular Physiotherapy is available in our Caloundra, Kawana and Buderim clinics and is avaialble with our below therapists.
Anton is our resident kiwi Physiotherapist. He studied at the University of Otago in New Zealand, graduating in 2015. He has since worked within a variety of different private practice clinics and with various sporting team acquiring an array of skills.
Anton enjoys treating all musculoskeletal injuries areas from necks and lower backs to hips and ankles. However key interest areas for Anton are pre and post orthopaedic rehabilitation, strength, and conditioning, running related injuries, cervicogenic headaches and vestibular rehab.
Interest Areas Headaches & Neck Pain, Vestibular, Lower Back & Lower Limb Injuries, Running Injuries
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Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Tiffany studied in Germany Tiffany Williams has over 18 years of experience as a Physiotherapist and has worked in multiple countries during her career and has developed into a highly skilled and experienced Physiotherapist in this time. During her career Tiffany has gained skills across many areas of private practice.
Passionate and professional, Tiffany has interest in Women’s health, Disability Physiotherapy, Lymphoedema treatment, Neck pain & whiplash as well as general musculoskeletal conditions.
Tiffany has interest in Women’s health, Disability Physiotherapy, Lymphoedema treatment, Neck pain & whiplash as well as general musculoskeletal conditions.
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B. Sc. Physiotherapy
Daimon grew up in Northern Queensland and attended James Cook University and graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
Daimon enjoys helping people achieve great outcomes with a high level of care and experience gained from previous private practice experience where he has developed interest areas of the management of arthritic conditions, sports injury management, shoulders and general physiotherapy.
Outside of work Daimon enjoys outdoor activities such as surfing and golf.
Daimon interest areas include General Physiotherapy, Sports Physio, Shoulders, arthritic conditions.
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B. Sc. Physiotherapy
Liz gained her physio degree in South Africa before moving to Australia. A career spanning more than 20 years, Liz has gained an enormous experience working in private practice and developed great results for patients.
Liz has been involved with sporting teams and worked extensively with rugby union players and triathletes.
Having a background in triathlon and running, Liz is very aware of the biomechanical contributions to most sports injuries. Her interest in running and cycling has seen her develop extra skills when dealing with the injuries suffered by endurance performance.
Interest areas are Necks, Backs, Knees, Sporting Injuries & Rehab.
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