Effective treatment requires effective diagnosis
We perform a highly detailed series of tests to ensure correct diagnosis. These include:
- State of the art infra red goggle technology to measure and record eye movement (ICS Impulse)
- Semi-circular canal function tests
- Oculomotor examination
- Balance testing
Most commonly these conditions can be treated immediately in the first session but our testing may also uncover an underlying condition that needs further specialist opinion.
If you suffer from vertigo, dizziness, imbalance or headache, call us now on 02 4721 5567 to book an appointment. No doctors referral is required.
What conditions do we treat?
Vertigo, imbalance and dizziness are symptoms of Vestibular dysfunction. Vestibular dysfunction is a result of a sensory imbalance in the inner ear causing disequilibrium.
It can present as blurred vision, unsteady walking, decreased concentration and / or increased tiredness.
Common problems are BPPV, vestibular neuritis, Meniere ’s disease, stroke or acoustic neuroma, or symptoms post trauma, whiplash or head injury (concussion).
Each condition requires different management. Through the use of state of the art technology and evidence based testing we ensure the correct diagnosis and treatment protocol for you.
What does treatment involve?
Your vertigo, imbalance and dizziness symptoms can be caused by a wide array of disorders effecting the vestibular system. Most common problems are BPPV, vestibular neuritis, Meniere ’s disease, stroke or acoustic neuroma, or symptoms post trauma, whiplash or head injury (concussion).
Initial Assessment (approximately 1 hour): the physiotherapist will perform a detailed examination that involves specific questioning on the nature of your symptoms, the effect on your lifestyle and your past medical history. They will then perform a specific combination of clinical tests to diagnose your vestibular disorder.
Upon diagnosis you will be educated and advised to its management. In some cases, treatment can begin immediately within the session depending on the diagnosis and timing.
Follow up appointments (approximately 30 minutes) are generally required to check the progress of your condition, provide additional treatment progression and prescribe home exercises.
The number of follow up appointments required will depend on the condition you have. The physiotherapist will give an estimated timeframe for treatment in the initial assessment.
Our 4 keys to effective care
Meet your Vestibular Team
Jared has been working in the vestibular field of physiotherapy since 2016 after completing his training at the Susan Herdman and Richard Clendaniel Vestibular Rehabilitation course.
He is trained in bedside vestibular examination and using the ICS Impulse Video Frenzel’s to diagnose and treat conditions such as: hypofunction, chronic dizziness, motion sensitivity, BPPV, vestibular migraine and much more
Jared also works in the musculoskeletal area and can provide an integrated service which incorporates manual therapy and exercise to improve neck pain, headaches and address balance concerns.