Vestibular Rehab - Improve Balance, Dizziness and Vertigo
Vertigo, dizziness and loss of balance can be disabling, scary and can have a huge impact on a person's daily life. Working with a trained vestibular therapist who understands how these symptoms impact you can help get you back to your normal life quicker.
There are lots of causes for symptoms of dizziness, vertigo and feeling off balance. Some conditions that cause these vestibular symptoms are Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Labyrinthitis or Vestibular Neuritis, Meniere’s disease, Migraine- related vestibular dysfunction, concussion/brain injuries, Multiple sclerosis, and cerebellar conditions to name a few. It can also be due to aging and loss of function that can cause a balance disruption.
Our treatment of these conditions starts with a thorough assessment of the vestibular, visual, sensory and motor systems to find the underlying causes and impact of these symptoms on your daily life. Treatment is then tailored towards these findings with the goal to get you back to your best as quickly as possible.
Book a free 15 minute consultation to find out how we can help your Dizziness and Vertigo today
Treatment of Vestibular and Balance conditions includes:
1. Canal repositioning techniques for BPPV - this is a procedure that can be completed by your GP, an Ear Nose and Throat specialist or physiotherapist with experience in Vestibular Rehabilitation. Once diagnosed treatment is completed and symptoms can resolve greatly.
2. Education – Helping someone understand how and why their symptoms are occurring goes a long way to making them feel more certain about these symptoms and helps with recovery, we pride ourselves in giving you the education to be confident to manage your symptoms.
3. Adaptation and habituation – Using principles of neuroplasticity we teach exercises to improve gaze stability, reduced sensations of dizziness and vertigo and upregulate sensory systems for Peripheral Vestibular disorders causing vestibular hypofunction – neuritis, labyrinthitis, acoustic neuromas, bilateral vestibular disorders
4. Exercise – We use principles of exercise to help recovery from a vestibular and balance disorder
5. Balance retraining – We provide exercises specifically targeted to improve your balance not only in your own home but also in the community.
6. Rehabilitation for central vestibular disorders – including Stroke, TBI, concussion, Cerebellar disorders
Out of courtesy to your therapist, and other clients who may be waiting for an appointment, please inform us of cancellations as soon as possible.
Cancellations Charges: Short notice cancellations within 48 hours of your appointment or reschedules will incur a late cancellation fee of 60%.
For block bookings, one session will be deducted for three cancelled appointments.
Please be aware that ACC does not cover all cancelled appointments.
How to Cancel Your Appointment If you need to cancel your appointment, please call us at 09 424 3254 between the hours of 8am – 5pm. If necessary, you may leave a detailed voicemail message. We will return your call as soon as possible. Late Cancellations/No-Shows A cancellation is considered late when the appointment is cancelled less than 48 hours before the appointed time. A no-show is when a patient misses an appointment without cancelling. In either case, we will charge the patient a 60% missed appointment fee.