Vestibular Rehabilitation

What is the Vestibular System?

The vestibular system contributes to balance and to the sense of where we are in space. It is the sensory system that provides information to our brain regarding movement and the sense of balance. It is found within the inner ear. The vestibular system sends signals primarily to the neural (nerve) structures that control eye movements, and to the muscles that control posture to keep us upright.

 

What are the symptoms of Vestibular conditions?vestibular system

Diseases of the vestibular system can take different forms, and usually induce vertigo (a type of dizziness in which a patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion -usually a spinning motion) and instability, often accompanied by nausea.

What sort of problems can be treated with Vestibular Rehabilitation?

The following is a list of conditions which can be treated using vestibular rehabilitation

  • BPPV – Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • Unilateral vestibular hypofunction whether secondary to labrynthitis, vestibular neuronitis, or ototoxicity
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Vestibular and balance issues that can be associated with various neurological conditions
  • Cervicogenic dizziness

Vestibular Appointment

When arriving for a new appointment for treatment of a vestibular complaint we require the New Appointment forms as below, and additionally

The Activities Specific Balance Confidence Scale

Dizziness handicap Inventory Scale

New Appointment

When arriving for a new appointment for Physio, Exercise Physiology or Remedial Massage we require the following 3 forms to be completed –

Please pay particular attention to our cancellation policy on the Admin Questionnaire.

Admin Questionnaire

Physio Patient Questionnaire

Informed Consent Form