Vestibular Physiotherapy

Labyrinthitis: Causes, symptoms, treatment, and recoveryThe vestibular system is located within the inner ear and contributes to our sense of balance. The vestibular system is important for balance, coordination, and eye control and works with the upper joints of the neck. Stress to any part of these systems can cause a sense of dizziness, unbalance, vertigo, and feeling just 'off'.

Having undergone advanced training in the assessment and treatment of the vestibular system with Professor Herdman et al in 2015, Dr. Doug Cary can assist you in the management of your vestibular symptoms.

Common symptoms that are seen with disorders of the vestibular system include:

  • A lightheaded or floating sensation
  • Vertigo: A type of dizziness that involves a spinning sensation. This often happens with movement of the head or rolling over in bed
  • Imbalance: Difficulty walking straight especially in low light situations
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fuzzy or hungover feeling
  • The sensation of fullness in the ears

It is also important to have your upper cervical spine assessed, as this area can also contribute to symptoms mimicking the vestibular system.

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To assist in the accurate assessment of clients presenting with vestibular complaints, we use the Vesticam System. These are infra-red video goggles that will record eye movements during your oculomotor assessment. 

Priority Appointments

Because vertigo symptoms are so debilitating, we will prioritise your appointment.

Please phone us on 90715055 and explain that you are experiencing vertigo and require an urgent appointment.