Vertigo and Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) Clinic
Bondi Junction, Eastern Suburbs Sydney

Specialists to Help Plan & Manage Your Vestibular Rehabilitation Care

Jason, our lead physiotherapist, has over 7 years of experience in managing BPPV (Benign Paraoxysmal Positional Vertigo) and vestibular conditions. BPPV is the most common cause of vertigo and is treated with re-positioning manoeuvres in the clinic. If you experience brief attacks of dizziness, every time you lie down in bed, roll over, get out of bed, look up, or bend forward, you may have this condition.

Similar Conditions to Vertigo That Respond Well to Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

There are a number of other conditions that can cause similar symptoms to vertigo including:

  • Meniere’s disease
  • Labrynthitis
  • Mal-de-debarquement syndrome (MDDS)

These conditions respond well to Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Vertigo And Vestibular Rehabilitation Programs Eastern Suburbs Sydney Bondi Junction

Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s Disease is disorder that affects the inner ear. Meniere’s Disease usually affects only one ear and comes in episodes of attacks of dizziness and imbalance. Whilst attacks often become less frequent or stop altogether in time, unfortunately many people that suffer Meniere’s Disease continue to experience issues of dizziness and imbalance. Targeted physiotherapy can help you to manage these symptoms if you continue to experience them ongoing.

Labrynthitis

Like Meniere’s Disease, people that suffer from Labrynthitis experience issues with their balance and experience sharp spells of vertigo. The long-term outlook of this condition can see people experience these issues ongoing. Vestibular Rehabilitation can go some way to help these people live a normal life.

Mal-De-Debarquement Syndrome (MDDS) (disembarkment syndrome)

Mal-de-debarquement Syndrome (MDDS) also know more commonly as ‘disembarkment syndrome’  is a condition that can occur after a sustained movement event. Examples include when disembarking a cruise or aircraft flight. The condition presents as an inappropriate feeling of persistent rocking, swaying, or bobbing. For example, a person experiences these feelings when they are on stationary land and not moving physically. If you experience long bouts of this condition, physiotherapy involving Vestibular Rehab may help.

Specialist Physiotherapy Treatment: Rehab Physical Therapy to Control Your Dizziness

Vertigo and the conditions mentioned above involve experiences on sustained dizziness that hinder the day-to-day life of sufferers. This is where specialist physiotherapy treatment in the form of Vestibular Rehab Therapy can help. VRT is a specialised form of therapy intended to help control and alleviate both the primary and secondary problems caused by these vestibular disorders.

Graded Exercise Treatment Programs to Help Treat Your Condition

Treatment programs for vestibular conditions at JW Physical Health will involve graded exercise. It’s specifically designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability and/or imbalance and falls through compensation. We’ll help you to train your brain to learn to use other senses (vision and somatosensory) that will substitute for the deficient vestibular system.

Your Treating Physiotherapists Will Teach You Exercises to Practice

In order to compensate for the deficient vestibular system, we’ll work on strengthening your vision and somatosensory networks. Your treating physiotherapist will teach you a variety of exercise to practice that will achieve this. Exercise may include a series of:

  • Eye moments
  • Head movements
  • Torso movements (shrugging, bending, tilting, turning)
  • Sitting, lying and standing progressions
  • Ball throwing and catching
  • Gaze stabilisation

When practiced regularly clients typically see marked improvement.

Personalised Management Plans, Managing your Vertigo with Physio

We’re not here to provide over-complicated exercise that you can’t do nor will sustain. Your managing physio will work with you to develop a personalised management plan that you can self-implement at home ongoing. We’re here to support you and provide solutions that will work for you. All fitness abilities, physical health levels, body types and ages can be catered for.

Enquire to Learn More About Vertigo and Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) Programs Available from our Bondi Junction Eastern Suburbs Clinic

Contact us to learn more about how we can treat your vertigo and Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) related issues. We’re happy to answer any questions that you might have.