Are you experiencing dizziness, spinning sensations, or loss of balance? You may be suffering from vertigo, a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide.

Vertigo refers to the sensation of either you, or your environment, spinning or whirling. It occurs as a result of a disruption in your balance (vestibular) system. Other similar feelings of dizziness, lightheadedness, faintness, and unsteadiness can be related symptoms with the same or different contributing factors.

Vertigo usually occurs as a result of a disorder in the vestibular system (structures of the inner ear, the vestibular nerve, brainstem, and cerebellum) and can also be contributed to by neck issues. Common triggers of vertigo or dizziness include rolling over in bed, getting out of bed, and lifting your head to look up.

Fortunately, physiotherapy can help alleviate the most common forms of vertigo, such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), as well as some other forms of dizziness and improve your quality of life.

Andrew McIntyre has a Masters in Clinical Physiotherapy, majoring in Sports Physiotherapy in 2015. He is also a Level 1 Strength & Conditioning coach, gaining accreditation through the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) with a special interest and experience in treating vertigo using proven techniques that target the underlying causes of the condition.

Andrew’s treatments are tailored to your unique needs, ensuring that you receive the best possible care. His goal is to help you reach your goals and surpass your expectations of what your are capable of.

At Applecross Physiotherapy, we use a variety of techniques to help relieve vertigo and other dizziness symptoms, including:

  • Canalith repositioning manoeuvres: this technique involves moving your head and body in specific ways to help move particles in your inner ear that are causing vertigo back into their proper position.
  • Balance training: we’ll work with you to improve your balance and reduce the risk of falls.
  • Vestibular rehabilitation exercises: these exercises are designed to help improve your balance, coordination, and reduce vertigo/dizziness symptoms by retraining your different sensory inputs.
  • Lifestyle modifications: We’ll work with you to identify any factors that may be contributing to your vertigo and recommend lifestyle modifications to help reduce symptoms.
  • Manual therapy and strengthening to improve range and control of neck movement.

Andrew will work with you to create a personalised treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and helps you achieve your goals, and advise whether GP or ENT appointments may also be helpful.

Don’t let vertigo or dizziness hold you back any longer. Please call to make an appointment with Andrew McIntyre for treatment of vertigo or dizziness and take the first step towards a healthier, happier you!

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