At Bangalow Headache Clinic our Vestibular Physiotherapist can assess and treat your balance, vestibular or dizziness disorder to provide effective treatments based on years of ongoing training and experience informed by the latest research.
Dizziness can impact your life, let us help you fix the issues.
Vestibular Dizziness & Balance Disorders
The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear (semi-circular canals) and brain that process the sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements. Disease or injury can damage these processing areas, and vestibular disorders can result. Vestibular disorders can also result from or be worsened by genetic or environmental conditions, or occur for unknown reasons.
The most commonly diagnosed vestibular disorders include benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis, Ménière’s disease, and secondary endolymphatic hydrops.
Vestibular disorders also include superior semicircular canal dehiscence, acoustic neuroma, perilymph fistula, persistent postural perceptual dizziness, ototoxicity, enlarged vestibular aqueduct, migraine-associated vertigo, and Mal de Débarquement. Other problems related to vestibular dysfunction include complications from aging, autoimmune disorders, and allergies.
Safe & Fast
All techniques involve targeted, slow and sustained pressure. There is NO manipulation (cracking) of the spine.
80% of people assessed have treatable and relevant dysfunction. Most of these will see significant changes in the first two weeks.
No drugs, needles, toxic chemicals or side-effects. Just correcting a previously misunderstood fault in biomechanics.
Types of disorders
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
BPPV is thought to be caused by a mechanical problem in the inner ear where little calcium carbonate crystals (otoconia) come loose within the canals. Usually, these crystals that are embedded in gel in the utricle become dislodged and migrate into one or more of the 3 fluid-filled semicircular canals. This can interfere with the fluid flow within the canals.
Your Vestibular Physiotherapist at Bangalow Headache Clinic has the skills to diagnose and effectively treat both simple and more complex BPPV dysfunction.
Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction
Profound bilateral loss of vestibular sensation affects the ability to maintain stable gaze and posture. Affected individuals experience oscillopsia (illusory movement of the visible world during head movement), chronic disequilibrium, and postural instability that interfere with otherwise routine activities such as walking or driving. Although the cause of bilateral vestibular hypofunction (BVH) is frequently unknown, ototoxicity due to gentamicin or other aminoglycosides is the most commonly identified cause of BVH; other causes include Ménière’s disease, labyrinthitis, meningitis, autoimmune disease, and iatrogenic damage due to cochlear implantation or other surgical procedures.
Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction
Patients with acute peripheral unilateral hypofunction (UVH) complain of vertigo and dizziness and show posture imbalance and gaze instability.
Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD)
PPPD – formerly known as Chronic Subjective Dizziness (CSD) or phobic postural vertigo- symptoms include non-vertiginous dizziness and unsteadiness that is worse when upright and is increased by a person’s own motion, exposure to environments with a complex or moving stimuli (e.g., stores, crowds), and performance of tasks that required precise visual focus (e.g., reading, using a computer). People affected frequently complain of difficulty focusing/concentrating and often complain of brain fog.
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