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It is not commonly known that vestibular physical therapy can provide effective treatments for people suffering from dizziness or loss of balance.  Knowing that a vestibular physio can treat these types of issues is great news for many people who live with loss of equilibrium without knowing that steps can be taken to get their life back to normal and doing the things they love.

If you feel dizzy when you try to get up in the morning or when you lay down to go to sleep, or you have that feeling that the room is spinning around for no apparent reason, then you have come to the right place at Rosanna Physiothearpy.  Please read on to see how we can help you get rid of your dizziness and vertigo once and for all.

What are the main causes of dizziness and loss of balance that vestibular Physio can treat?

There are several primary causes of vestibular dizziness and loss of balance that we will explain in some detail below to give you a better understanding of the issue with your vestibular system:

1. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Vertigo is a commonly diagnosed vestibular disorder.  It’s often the result of an inner ear issue.  This issue occurs when small calcium particles are dislodged from their usual fixed position in the inner ear.  When these small particles are moving around your inner ear, it throws off the body’s balance and the feeling of dizziness is experienced.

2. Vestibular Neuritis Rehabilitation

This is another inner ear issue that is caused by a nerve irritation that runs between your inner ear and your brain which is crucial in being able to determine your sense of balance.  Vestibular physical therapy rehabilitation can assist with successfully relieving the symptoms of these conditions and symptoms.

3. Cervical Dizziness Conditions

Do you spend long hours in the office sitting at your desk?  You may be experiencing cervical dizziness.  This is a vertigo / vestibular issue which is seen in some people when they develop stiffness and muscle & joint dysfunction in their neck.  Some people don’t may not even feel neck stiffness or pain, they may just complain of the vertigo dizziness and loss of balance.

Other possible causes that our Vestibular Physiotherapist can assist with...

Other potential causes of vestibular issues where physiotherapy may assist include:
  • cranial/skull impacts and trauma 
  • suffering a stroke
  • inner ear disorders
  • circulation problems

How can physio treatment of my bppv help me get rid of my dizzy sensations?

Vestibular physio can be an effective treatment for the symptoms of dizziness and loss of equilibrium particularly in instances where they are triggered by moving.  

Typically when dizziness is worse with moving around as it is caused by a disorder involving the vestibular inner ear.

As mentioned, many empirical studies have shown that vestibular rehab physiotherapy can be a very effective treatment of inner ear disorders, such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), viral infection of the inner ear (vestibular neuritis) and cervical dizziness or vestibular migraines.

Our experienced vestibular physiotherapists have been educated with specific assessment and treatment skills in vestibular rehab including BPPV treatment as well as being qualified exercise physiologists.  

They will conduct a comprehensive vestibular review of your dizziness & balance and can typically establish the cause for your symptoms.

To give you a better understanding of the vestibular physical therapy assessment and treatment process, here are some key examples a Vestibular physiotherapist may prescribe depending on the root cause of your vestibular dysfunction / dizziness issue:

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  • Balance exercises: These vestibular exercises involve training the equilibrium system in order to strengthen it. They help improve coordination when walking and standing and reduce likelihood of migraine or headache disorders.
  • Moving exercises: These exercises involve specific movements that are designed to gently stimulate the symptoms of equilibrium in order to desensitize the vestibular system to those movements.
  • Positioning exercises: These vestibular rehabilitation techniques are used for a specific inner ear condition known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.  This condition results in symptoms loss of equilibrium when moving, such as when lying or sitting down or rolling over in bed.  Techniques such as the Epley manoeuvre for BPPV treatment when performed by a skilled physio with specific skills in vestibular rehab.
  • Eye-head exercises: These vestibular rehabilitation exercises are designed to improve focus and reduce symptoms of equilibrium.
 
Please note important information: that the vestibular physical therapy assessment and treatments may trigger dizzy spells in the appointment – this is to be expected, safe and part of the process back to healthy balance.  We strongly recommend that if driving to our clinic, please have time to after the vestibular physio appointment to relax and recover or have someone that can drive you. 

vestibular rehabilitation frequently asked questions

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION THERAPY?

Vertigo or dizziness, as well as other balance issues, are treated with the therapy.  These sensations may also be accompanied by a headache or migraine.  The patient can risk falls and injury if not addressed.

VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION: WHAT IS IT?

A programme that aims to compensate for vestibular system deficits via the central nervous system. It is an individually designed programme of assessment, treatments and exercises.  You can read more about it here on the Cleveland Clinic website.

WHAT IS A VESTIBULAR DISORDER, AND HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE ONE?

Vertigo is a common symptom of vestibular disorders in patients. Falling and impaired balance are possible additional symptoms. Your symptoms might have appeared all of a sudden, persisted throughout the day, and gotten worse with head movement. Or, your symptoms might come and go and only appear when you do particular things, such as tossing and turning in bed or tilting your head up or down.

VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION THERAPY: HOW EFFECTIVE?

The vast majority of vertigo problems can be successfully treated with vestibular rehabilitation therapy, according to recent scientific studies. Most people just need one consultation to experience significant, long-lasting changes in how they feel.

WHO SHOULD USE VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION THERAPY?

For all age groups, vestibular rehab has been shown to be successful and reduce risk of falls from loss of balance. It is a therapy that will work for patients who have both chronic and recent dizziness.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION?

Along with reducing or eliminating your vertigo symptoms, the rehabilitation therapy will also significantly enhance your balance, coordination, all-around confidence, and independence and reduce the risk of falls and injury.

HOW MANY APPOINTMENTS WILL I NEED?

The majority of cases of the most prevalent types of vertigo and vestibular dysfunction resolve between an assessment and two to four treatments, according to recent scientific studies.

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You don’t have to put up with dizziness disorders any longer – the issue is more common than you think and very treatable.  Our trained & experienced vestibular rehabilitation physio can help you regain your sense of balance & get back to doing the things you enjoy in life. 

Please schedule an appointment with Jack here or call us on (03) 9457 2336 to learn more information about the root cause of your dizziness & loss of balance and start taking the first steps to a more confident and balanced lifestyle.

 

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