Dizziness has many causes and many of them are treatable with Physiotherapy
DO YOU SUFFER FROM DIZZINESS, VERTIGO OR LOSS OF BALANCE?
Physiotherapy may be able to help you. Our Physio's Scott and Linda have trained in techniques to treat people who suffer from vertigo, dizziness and balance impairments. They work closely with the Ear Nose and Throat Specialists in Launceston to ensure the best possible outcome for their clients. Approximately 15% of the population are affected by dizziness and for some it significantly impacts their daily life and confidence.
Conditions that Physiotherapy can treat
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
Cervicogenic dizziness (dizziness originating from the upper part of the neck)
Vestibular problems caused by the central nervous system such a Stroke, Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis
Meniere’s Disease (not the disease itself but helping manage any persistent symptoms, e.g. loss of balance, vertigo, nausea, fatigue)
Plus other less common conditions
It is possible to significantly reduce dizziness and improve balance using specialised vestibular exercises. Regularly performed exercises can help you to correct the balance system within your inner ear (called the vestibular system). While some people experience quick results others have to work hard to improve and better manage their symptoms.
The initial Physiotherapy session ( 60 minutes) is focused on assessment to clearly identify your dizziness and balance issues. From this point a personalised plan (including home exercise program) will be developed to help you achieve your goals. The number of follow-up appointments (30 minutes) differs from person to person depending on the problem being treated and its severity. Your Physiotherapist will discuss this with you over the course of treatment.