Gordonvale Physiotherapist can help with the treatment and rehabilitation of dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders. This will involve a thorough assessment to determine just what is causing your issues. Your treatment may consist of education, manoeuvrers and exercises to do at home depending on the results of your assessment.
Some of the treatments for dizziness and vertigo include:
- Habituation exercises - These exercises involve specific movements that are designed to gently stimulate the symptoms of dizziness. The idea is to get your vestibular system used to those movements, therefore reducing symptoms of dizziness.
- Eye head coordination exercises - These exercises which are designed to improve your ability to focus on an image and therefore reduce the symptoms of dizziness.
- Balance and gait exercises - Exercises that challenge the vestibular system, improving your balance will give you more confidence with everyday tasks.
- Repositioning techniques are designed for a specific inner ear condition known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Sufferers of BPPV report experiencing short periods of spinning when lying down or rolling over in bed. Certain repositioning techniques like the Epley manoeuvre can successfully treat BPPV but should only be performed by a physio with specific skill.