Vestibular Physiotherapy in Albany
Our physiotherapist Steve Sweeney specialises in the assessment and treatment of vertigo, vestibular (inner-ear) and balance problems. Steve’s training and expertise enable him to quickly and effectively treat these conditions and provide specific exercises to enable the system to correct vertigo and imbalance. Many patients experience immediate improvement in symptoms and are able to return to normal activity quickly, reducing downtime from work, sport and daily life. Steve is able to help with many conditions including Benign Paroxysmal Position Vertigo (BPPV), Vertigo, age-related deterioration and more.
Specialists in Vestibular Testing & Treatment
Vestibular physiotherapy is a specialised branch of physiotherapy that focuses on the assessment and treatment of individuals with vestibular system disorders. The vestibular system is a complex network of structures within the inner ear and brain that is responsible for maintaining balance, spatial orientation, and eye movement control. This system can be disrupted due to injury, disease or other factors leading to dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and nausea.
Steve Sweeney has specialised training and many years of experience assessing and treating vestibular conditions and disorders. Steve is highly qualified and effective in his assessment, diagnosis and treatment approach.
Treating a Variety of Vestibular System Disorders
Vestibular physiotherapy is beneficial for a variety of vestibular system disorders including:
- Vertigo/ Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
- Vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis
- Menderes Disease
- Post-concussion syndrome
- Peripheral and central vestibular disorders
- Age-related deterioration and gait disorders
Steve works with his patients to provide customised exercise programs and rehabilitation techniques. Vestibular physiotherapy treatment helps patients reduce dizziness and nausea, improve balance and regain their quality of life. Our trained physiotherapists provide targeted and evidence-based approaches to managing these challenging symptoms.
What to Expect at Your Vestibular Physio Appointment
Our highly experienced physiotherapist, Steve Sweeney, will provide a comprehensive assessment of symptoms and medical history, and evaluate your condition and any underlying vestibular dysfunction through diagnostic testing. Once a diagnosis for your condition has been established, he will work with you to develop a customised and effective treatment plan to address the cause and alleviate your symptoms. This specialised area of physiotherapy aims to promote the brain’s ability to adapt and compensate for vestibular deficits using techniques such as gaze stabilisation exercises, balance training, habituation exercises, canalith repositioning procedures and patient education.