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Treating Vertigo and Dizziness with Physiotherapy

Posted by Zoltan Marosszeky on 24 September 2020
Treating Vertigo and Dizziness with Physiotherapy

Do you suffer from vertigo, dizziness, or nausea that's so bad it makes you sick?

With 35% of people under 40 suffering from Vestibular Dysfunction, these symptoms are likely caused by a disturbance in your Vestibular System.

Luckily, Physiotherapists can treat Vestibular Dysfunction and provide you with steps to improve your balance and Vestibular Function long-term.

In fact, our director Zoltan Marosszeky is renowned throughout the local area for his expertise in Vestibular Rehabilitation. Patients travel from as far as Tamworth to see him. 

What is the Vestibular System?

The Vestibular System, which is part of your inner ear, sends information to your brain that impacts your eye movements, balance system, and sense of spatial orientation.

Our vision, hearing, and brain activity are all closely connected through the Vestibular Nervous System, so if one of these areas is injured or infected, you may experience further symptoms throughout your body. 

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a common Vestibular Disorder, characterised by brief periods of vertigo, nausea, and, in extreme case, vomiting. These symptoms generally occur when you put your head in foreign positions like bending forward or looking upwards. 

Symptoms

You may have a Vestibular Disorder if you have some of these symptoms:

  • Brief episodes of vertigo (that usually last less than a minute)
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Tinnitus (ringing in your ears)
  • Body imbalance
  • Motion sensitivity
  • Involuntary eye movement 

Causes 

Vestibular Disorders can be caused by a variety of factors:
  • A head or neck injury
  • A viral infection
  • A gastrointestinal or upper respiratory tract infection
  • Other ear conditions, including a viral infection of the Vestibular Nerve

Treatment

Your Physiotherapist can help you avoid experiencing Vestibular issues by providing you with a home exercise program that improves and gradually restores balance, allowing you to return to your usual way of life.

Manage your Vestibular Dysfunction with the help of a Physiotherapist. To book an appointment, please call us on 4957 2961.

 

Author: Zoltan Marosszeky
About: B AppSc(Phty) Director & Physiotherapist Zoltan joined Charlestown Physio in 2006. In 2012 he advanced to become the sole owner and director of the practice. He graduated in 1998 from the University of Sydney. He gained extensive knowledge and clinical expertise working for the Australian Military and as senior physiotherapist at the Newcastle Industrial plant OneSteel for five and a half years.
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