Vestibular Rehabilitation near Oakleigh | Glen Eira Physiotherapy

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy near Oakleigh

Vestibular rehabilitation is an effective way of reducing symptoms of vertigo, dizziness and unsteadiness that result from a dysfunction in the balance system.

The Balance system is composed of the inner ear eye and specific areas of your brain. Information is relayed between these areas to maintain an upright posture and maintain gaze stability whilst moving your head.

When there is a problem in any of these three components it can lead to symptoms of:

  • Vertigo related to head movement
  • Dizziness related to head movement
  • Unsteadiness
  • Imbalance
  • Falls

Conditions that are treated by Vestibular rehabilitation

  • BPPV
  • Vestibular neuronitis
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Post acoustic neuroma removal
  • Vestibular migraine
  • Ototoxity
  • Age related balance dysfunction and falls risk
  • Balance dysfunction resulting from MS, Stroke, Parkinsons disease
  • Post concussion Syndrome

By undergoing vestibular rehabilitation you can expect to

  • Reduce vertigo and head movement related dizziness
  • Improve balance
  • Improve steadiness when walking
  • Reduce the risk of falls

Vestibular Rehabilitation can involve

  • Canalith repositioning: manoeuvre that is used to move displaced otoconia (crystals). In BPPV theses particles detach from the utricle a part of the inner ear to the semi circular canals another in the inner ear area where movement of the head causes symptoms of vertigo.
  • Habituation Exercises: repeated exposure to specific movements or visual stimuli that provoke dizziness.
  • Gaze stability exercise: exercises involving head movement whilst maintaining focus on a visual target
  • Balance training: challenging the various components that are involved in maintaining an upright position

Physiolates have been providing comprehensive care to patients in Melbourne’s South East including; Oakleigh for over 20 years.

If you would like to speak to one of our team members or make an appointment, please call us on (03) 9571 2111 or book online now.