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The vestibular system is a part of the inner ear. This apparatus provides a major contribution to balance, spatial awareness and coordination abilities in humans. Many people don’t know that vestibular rehabilitation is a specialised area of physiotherapy. Clara is delighted to present our new, hour long comprehensive Vestibular Rehab assessment program in our Cairns city physiotherapy practice. As with all physio packages, health fund rebates are available on the spot.

Who is this program for? Patients suffering from :

-Vertigo ( IE: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV: what is it and how we can treat it ?)
Age related dizziness and imbalance 

– Poor vestibular function (The vestibular system can be affected by a wide range of conditions- from viruses to neurological conditions).
-Motion sensitivity
-Impaired balance

Our assessment will include:Assessment of specific eye movement to check for abnormalities present in vestibular dysfunction.

Assessment of neck range of movement to identify possible cervical spine involvement

Positional testing to identify the presence of positional vertigo

Analysis of static and dynamic balance to determine the function of our three major balance systems: visual, proprioceptive (body position and self regulation of same) and vestibular systems

Assessment of walking patterns and falls risk

Analysis of the impact of symptoms on your everyday life

What will your results tell us?

Depending on what your tests show to be the major cause of your symptoms, our treatment will consist of any or all of the following:

-Adaptation exercises to retrain the essential reflex connection between eye and head movements.
-Gradual and guided exposure to more difficult stimuli, to reduce sensitivity to movement
-Gait and balance retraining

-Support and education on your condition, risk factors and more. By empowering and guiding you through the process, we aim to have you back to healthy and full function, doing what you love, sooner.

Sessions will be held at our city centre clinic, where we have a rehab gym and private consultation rooms for our patients’ comfort. Some exercises will include the use of screens, virtual reality, and sound systems to cue our patients with different stimuli.
For bookings or to discuss your suitability for the program, please contact us on 07 42319777, email admin@wellnessembodiedcairns.com or text 0488588670 and one of our physiotherapists will return your call.

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