Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in our fast-paced world is paramount. However, issues with balance and stability can significantly impact one’s quality of life. Thankfully, there is a specialized therapy called vestibular therapy, and AG Physio offers this service to provide relief to individuals experiencing vestibular system disorders. In this blog post, we will explore the world of vestibular therapy and how AG Physio can help you restore equilibrium and well-being.

Understanding the Vestibular System

Located within the inner ear, the vestibular system plays a crucial role in maintaining balance and spatial orientation. It comprises a complex network of structures and sensory receptors responsible for sensing motion, gravity, and head position. When the vestibular system becomes compromised due to injury, disease, or other factors, individuals may experience symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo and unsteadiness.

What is Vestibular Therapy?

Vestibular therapy, also known as vestibular rehabilitation or balance therapy, is a specialized form of physiotherapy designed to address issues related to the vestibular system. Its aim is to alleviate symptoms associated with vestibular disorders while improving balance, stability, and overall functional abilities. AG Physio offers this unique therapy to help individuals overcome their vestibular challenges.

Assessment and Treatment

At AG Physio, your vestibular therapy journey begins with a comprehensive assessment conducted by the members of our physiotherapy staff that have completed speciality study and undertake ongoing training in this area. These physiotherapists will evaluate your symptoms and relevant history, and perform specific vestibular function tests. These tests may include eye movement evaluations, positional testing, and balance assessments, which help identify the underlying causes of your balance-related issues.

Once the assessment is complete, our expert therapists will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. AG Physio’s vestibular therapy employs a variety of exercises and techniques to improve your balance and reduce symptoms. Our services may include:

  1. Gaze Stabilization Exercises: These exercises focus on re-training the ability to have your eyes on a desired target whilst your head is in motion. By enhancing eye-head coordination, we can minimize dizziness and improve visual stability.
  2. Balance Training: Our therapists will guide you through various exercises that challenge your balance, gradually increasing difficulty. These exercises aim to strengthen the systems involved in balance control and improve your stability.
  3. Canalith Repositioning Procedures: If you are diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), AG Physio offers canalith repositioning procedures. These techniques involve specific head and body movements to reposition displaced calcium crystals within the inner ear, providing relief from BPPV symptoms.

Benefits and Expected Outcomes

By choosing AG Physio for vestibular therapy, you gain access to a range of benefits. Our treatment aims to reduce dizziness and vertigo, improve balance and stability, and restore your functional abilities. We understand that regaining control over your life is essential, and our expert therapists are dedicated to helping you achieve independence, confidence, and an improved overall quality of life.

Vestibular therapy is a specialized rehabilitation approach that offers hope to individuals with vestibular system disorders. AG Physio’s team of vestibular physiotherapists is committed to providing this essential service, helping you regain control and live a more balanced and fulfilling life. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms related to vestibular dysfunction, AG Physio is here to offer expert guidance and personalized vestibular therapy to restore your equilibrium and well-being.


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