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Vestibular Retraining / Treatment

Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialised form of therapy, in which Physiotherapists work to improve symptoms of dizziness and the balance problems that can occur with vestibular dysfunction. Vestibular dysfunction (e.g. dizziness) is commonly associated with concussion and other traumatic brain injury. It can also be related to medical events such as viruses and neuritis.

Our Physiotherapists have all completed internationally recognized competency courses in Vestibular Rehabilitation.
We can effectively treat:

  • Vestibular hypo-function
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Cervicogenic Dizziness (dizziness coming from the neck)

What can you expect from Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Vestibular rehabilitation begins with a comprehensive assessment by the Physiotherapist that will include collecting a detailed history of symptoms and how these affect daily activities. The therapist will discuss any precipitating circumstances, including possible head injury, history of falls, medication and other medical issues. 

The therapist will screen the visual and vestibular systems to observe how well eye movements are being controlled. Testing assesses sensation, pain, muscle strength, range of motion, coordination, posture, balance and walking ability.

A customised exercise plan is developed from the findings of the clinical assessment and input from the client about their goals for rehabilitation. Exercise can be geared towards helping with balance, helping the brain resolve differences in the signals from the inner ears, and/or improving the ability to visually focus. In addition, general exercise is often prescribed to improve over-all physical health and well-being.

This service may be part or fully funded by ACC. Insight Rehabilitation accepts private clients and prices for treatment are available on request. Should you have any queries regarding referral for services and or possible funding of services, please contact us.