Vestibular rehabilitation is an approach used by physiotherapists trained in treating symptoms of poor balance and dizziness. It is an exercise based approach initially developed in the United Kingdom, and is considered to be the most successful management approach for people with disorders associated with the vestibular system.
Inner North Physiotherapy provides quality Vestibular rehabilitation to the local areas of Thornbury, Northcote, Westgarth, Brunswick, Preston, Coburg, Fairfield, Fitzroy, Collingwood, Abbotsford, Alphington and Reservoir.
There are many disorders that can interfere with the vestibular system, such as:
For vestibular rehabilitation to be effective it is necessary to perform an accurate assessment specific to the individual and their presenting history and symptoms. Symptoms commonly associated with disorders of the vestibular system can include:
Vestibular rehabilitation usually consists of several components:
Customised, individual vestibular rehabilitation programs have been shown to:
At Inner North Physiotherapy, Ali and Sal have undertaken specific training in vestibular rehabilitation. When enquiring about physiotherapy management, please ensure that you mention your specific symptoms so that we can ensure that you are seen by a therapist trained in vestibular rehabilitation.
References: Hillier SL, McDonnell, M. Vestibular rehabilitation for unilateral peripheral vestibular dysfunction. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 2. Art. No. CD005397