Dizziness and balance disorders require detailed examination to ensure correct diagnosis and management.
Our vestibular service is headed up by Jared Reyes and Allan Bourke who are among the few physiotherapists in Australia to have completed the competency based Herdman vestibular course.
We perform a highly detailed series of tests to ensure correct diagnosis. These include:
- State of the art infra red goggle technology to measure and record eye movement (ICS Impulse)
- Semi-circular canal function tests
- Occulomotor examination
- Balance testing
Most commonly these conditions can be treated immediately in the first session but our testing may also uncover an underlying condition that needs further specialist opinion.
If you suffer from vertigo, dizziness, imbalance or headache, call us now on 02 4721 5567 to book an appointment. No doctors referral is required
What conditions can we treat?
Vertigo, imbalance and dizziness are symptoms of Vestibular dysfunction. Vestibular dysfunction is a result of a sensory imbalance in the inner ear causing disequilibrium.
It can present as blurred vision, unsteady walking, decreased concentration and / or increased tiredness.
Common problems are BPPV, vestibular neuritis, Meniere ’s disease, stroke or acoustic neuroma, or symptoms post trauma, whiplash or head injury (concussion).
Each condition requires different management. Through the use of state of the art technology and evidence based testing we ensure the correct diagnosis and treatment protocol for you.
Your vertigo, imbalance and dizziness symptoms can be caused by a wide array of disorders effecting the vestibular system. Most common problems are BPPV, vestibular neuritis, Meniere ’s disease, stroke or acoustic neuroma, or symptoms post trauma, whiplash or head injury (concussion).
Initial Assessment (approximately 1 hour): the physiotherapist will perform a detailed examination which involves specific questioning on the nature of your symptoms, the effect on your lifestyle and your past medical history. They will then perform a specific combination of clinical tests to diagnose your vestibular disorder.
Upon diagnosis you will be educated and advised to its management. In some cases, treatment can begin immediately within the session depending on the diagnosis and timing
Follow up appointments (approximately 30 minutes) are generally required to check the progress of your condition, provide additional treatment progression and prescribe home exercises.
The number of follow up appointments will depend on the condition you have. The physiotherapist will give an estimated timeframe for treatment in the initial assessment.