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Vestibular Therapy

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Our Physiotherapy team have designed an exercise-based program to improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is a form of physical therapy that uses specialised exercises that result in gaze and gait stabilisation. Most VRT exercises involve head movement, and head movements are essential in stimulating and retraining the vestibular system.

Dizziness can be described as:

  • Feelings of unsteadiness
  • Wooziness (swimming feeling in head)
  • Light-headedness
  • Feelings of passing out
  • Sensations of moving
  • Spinning
  • Floating
  • Swaying
  • Tilting
  • Whirling (sensations known as vertigo)

These feelings or sensations can occur when you are standing still, lying down, or changing positions. The symptoms can be constant or episodic in nature, only lasting seconds, minutes or hours.

Patients typically referred to Synergy Rehabilitation for vestibular rehabilitation therapy are those diagnosed with dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, Meniere’s syndrome, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), neck-related dizziness, and migraines.

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