Vestibular Physiotherapy is a specialized form of exercise-based physiotherapy, that prescribes to treat and manage symptoms caused by vestibular disorders. Vestibular disorders are related to your body’s vestibular system – which is the link between your ear and your brain.
The Vestibular System
Your vestibular system is a sensory system made up of two inner ear organs, vestibular centres in the brain stem and your vestibular nerves.
It provides the brain information about head movement, body position and reacts accordingly by sending out nerve impulses to the muscles in your eyes, trunk and limbs to help you balance.
How can Vestibular Physiotherapy Help?
Physiotherapy treatment can help to reduce dizziness provoked by head and body movement, improve balance and gaze stability or eye head movement coordination.
Your physiotherapist will do a detailed assessment to formulate a specialized vestibular rehabilitation programme that requires active participation to help improve the following symptoms.
Common Symptoms May Include:
- Dizziness or blurred vision with head movements
- Nausea and vomiting with dizziness
- Reduced balance when walking or doing daily activities
- Vertigo (room spinning sensation)
Common Vestibular Conditions that can benefit from Vestibular Physiotherapy
Individuals with the following Vestibular conditions can benefit from physiotherapy treatment
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Vestibular Hypofunction (Unilateral vestibular hypofunction/ Vestibular neuronitis/Labryinthitis)
- Cervicogenic dizziness
- Vestibular Migraine
- Meniere’s Disease
- Post Concussion Syndrome
- Neurological conditions ( stroke, traumatic brain injury, tumours)
- And many other vestibular conditions
Core Concepts – Meet our Vestibular Physiotherapy Specialist
Nicole is a Vestibular/Neurological Senior Physiotherapist at Core Concepts. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of vestibular and neurological conditions with 6 years of experience in Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s neurological team in a variety of settings, inpatient, intensive care unit outpatient and the emergency department, which include musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, cardiopulmonary disciplinaries.
Nicole also has special interests in seeing vestibular migraine and traumatic brain injury conditions, as her current passion is to raise awareness, educate the vestibular community, and empower clients and the public to take control of their dizziness and to regain their balance, movement and quality of life.
Seek treatment for Vestibular Disorders
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and think you may be suffering from vestibular disorders or other musculoskeletal conditions like back pain or neck pain, do seek physiotherapy treatment to prevent the condition from escalating. Book an appointment with our team of physiotherapists and we can help you to manage your symptoms.