Do you suffer from;

  • Spinning when you get out of bed?
  • Spinning when you look up and down?
  • Dizziness and poor balance?
  • Unsteadiness with head movements?

Did you know that some forms of vertigo can be treated by a trained physiotherapist in around 10 minutes?

35%

Of people over 40 suffer some form of vestibular impairment

86%

Of suffers will have interrupted daily activities and lost days at work

33%

Of older adults fall annually

Types of Vestibular Conditions

Possible condition Patient will likely report How we can help Estimated treatment time frames
BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)
  • Spinning
  • Rolling over in bed causing vertigo
  • Looking up or down causing vertigo
Canalith repositioning procedure / manoeuvre 1 – 2 appointments
Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction
  • Unsteadiness
  • Sense of impaired equilibrium
  • Unsteadiness in busy and/or dark environments
  • Symptoms of dizziness / unsteadiness with rapid head movement
  • Poor balance
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) 4 – 8 weeks
Vestibular Migraine
  • History of migraines
  • Vertigo / vestibular symptoms lasting 5 minutes to 72 hours, with or without a headache
Education

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) to improve coping strategies

Ongoing maintenance / independent management
Meniere’s Disease
  • Prolonged Spinning
  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus
  • Poor balance
  • Spinning can last several hours
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) exercises to improve balance and coping strategies Ongoing maintenance / independent management

FAQs

A vestibular physiotherapist is a specially trained physio ithe assessment and management of vertigo, dizziness, and other vestibular conditions. Vestibular physiotherapists work closely with ENT (ear nose and throat) and neurologist specialists.  

A specially trained vestibular physiotherapist uses various safe and evidence-based assessment and treatment techniques. This involves testing your balance, eye and head movement, and your vestibular system. This may involve laying down on the treatment bed to assess if you have vertigo symptoms – a safe and evidence-based assessment.  

Depending on your specific vestibular condition, treatment can include completing a repositioning manoeuvre, which involves safely positioning your head in a series of various positions (no joint manipulations). Treatment may also include balance exercises and eye gaze stabilisation exercises.   

Whilst many people are referred to BaiMed Vertigo by their specialist doctor or GP, you do not need to have a referral.  

Please allow approximately 60 minutes for your initial appointment, and it’s important to bring along any referrals or results from your GP or specialist – if you have any.  

Given vertigo and other vestibular conditions can induce symptoms such as nausea and dizziness, we recommend you bring someone with you to the appointment that is able to drive you home if needed. We also recommend you don’t have a large meal prior to your appointment (unless medically required). 

It is important to appreciate that to correctly assess your vertigo, we may induce some dizziness and vertigo, and at time, nausea. Whilst we will not endeavour to provoke these symptoms, it’s important to note they sometimes cannot be avoided. It can be quite normal to feel a little nauseous after our appointment, but please understand this is brief and should settle quite quickly.  

Jordan Loveridge
Jordan LoveridgeSenior Physiotherapist / Team Leader of Vestibular Services / Manager of Clinical Operations
Meet Jordan
Meet Jordan

I am a vestibular physiotherapist and have worked extensively with vertigo and other vestibular related conditions and completed advanced level vestibular courses. Currently, I see the vestibular patients for several of the Illawarra’s leading ENT specialists.

Need more information on Vertigo & Vestibular conditions?

We understand vertigo and other vestibular conditions can be quite debilitating, frightening, and can induce a significant amount of anxiety and stress, so it is important to know at BaiMed we only practice safe and evidence-based assessments and treatment 

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Kiama NSW 2533

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