Vestibular disorders are a common presentation amongst the community today and can affect people of all ages.
Some of the most common symptoms of a vestibular disorder are:
- Vertigo (room spinning sensation)
- Unsteadiness during walking (Disequilibrium)
- Light headedness
- Motion sickness
All these symptoms can lead to a reduced ability to perform daily functional tasks, reduced confidence and social isolation.
A physiotherapist with a special interest in the treatment of vestibular disorders will be able to conduct a thorough assessment and outline an appropriate management plan for anyone who is experiencing symptoms of a vestibular disorder. This can involve formal physiotherapy rehabilitation, a home exercise program or even a referral to another health professional (ENT specialist, neurologist or audiologist).
Conditions that a vestibular physiotherapist can assist will include:
- Benign Paraoxsysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Vestibular Neuritis
- Meniere's Disease
- Cervicogenic dizziness (neck related dizziness)
- Presbystasis (aged related balance loss)
- Superior Semicircular Canal Dihiscence (SSCD)
- Imbalance following ear surgery or head injury
If you have any of the above symptoms or a diagnosed vestibular disorder, please contact us for an assessment and management plan.