Suite 4, The Hub Professional Centre
Christie Way
Aberfoyle Park
South Australia 5159

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Reception Hours
  • M-F: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Services Offered:

Level 3 55 Gawler Place
Adelaide
South Australia 5000

  • Mon: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Reception Hours
  • M-T: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm

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179 Halifax Street
Adelaide
South Australia 5000

  • Mon: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tue: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Reception Hours
  • Mon: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm

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Suite 2 131-133 Grange Road
Beverley
South Australia 5009

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm

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Suite 10 539 Greenhill Rd
Hazelwood Park
South Australia 5066

  • Mon: 7:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:00am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 7:30am - 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 7:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 7:30am – 1:00pm
  • Reception Hours
  • M-T: 8:30am – 7:30pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 12:30pm

506 Lower North East Road
Campbelltown
South Australia 5074

  • Mon: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wed: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Reception Hours
  • M&W: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Tu&Th: 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 12:30pm

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50 Beach Road
Christies Beach
South Australia 5165

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 1:00pm
  • Reception Hours
  • M-F: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 12:30pm

237 Hampstead Road
Northfield
South Australia 5085

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 1:30pm
  • Reception Hours
  • M-F: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 1:30pm

Services Offered:

153 Sturt Road
Dover Gardens
South Australia 5048

  • Mon: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:30pm
  • Reception Hours
  • M-T: 8:30am - 7:30pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:30pm

Services Offered:

166 Daws Rd
Melrose Park
South Australia 5039

  • Mon: 9:00am – 8:30pm
  • Tue: 8:00am – 7:30pm
  • Wed: 8:00am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Reception Hours
  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • TWT 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 1:00pm

Services Offered:

188 Main South Road
Morphett Vale
South Australia 5162

  • Mon: 7:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Reception Hours
  • Mon: 8:15am – 7:40pm
  • TWT: 8:30am – 7:40pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 6:45pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 12:45pm

Services Offered:

8 Stradbroke Road
Newton
South Australia 5076

  • Tue: 1:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm

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2/257 Fullarton Road
Parkside
South Australia 5063

  • Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • Reception Hours
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm

Services Offered:

  • Hands-on treatment
  • Manipulation
  • Mobilisation
  • Massage Therapy
  • Home Exercise programs
  • Dry Needling
  • Home Visits

Suite 3 267 Marion Road
Marleston
South Australia 5033

  • Mon: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Services Offered:

Vertigo Adelaide

VERTIGO & DIZZINESS

Dizziness is a sensation or feeling like you or your surroundings are spinning. This is commonly caused by a problem in the inner ear where the apparatus and nerves exist that sense our body’s position. 

Common causes of dizziness include:

  • BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
  • Vestibular Neuritis (inflammation of the inner ear)
  • Migraine
  • Low Blood Pressure

HOW DOES THE INNER EAR WORK?

The inner ear (deep beneath each ear) is made up of a series of canals filled with fluid. Nerves detect movement of the fluid in the canals as the head moves. This information is sent to the brain where it is analysed and tells us the direction of our heads movement so that we can adjust our eyes and body accordingly.

When our inner ear works properly we can move our head and our vision accommodates so we can see correctly and our body feels and stays balanced. When our inner ear is not working well we get dizzy and lose our balance.

SYMPTOMS OF VERTIGO

People suffering from Vertigo typically describe it as feeling like we are:

  • Spinning
  • Tilting
  • Swaying
  • Unbalanced
  • Pulled in one direction

Other symptoms that may accompany vertigo include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abnormal or jerking eye movements (nystagmus)
  • Headaches

Symptoms can last a few minutes to a few hours and may come and go.

ASSESSING DIZZINESS AND VERTIGO

When a patient first attends the clinic a thorough assessment is undertaken which includes:

Full verbal history about:

  • The onset of dizziness
  • How the dizziness behaves
  • Any relevant medical history that may have already been obtained when seeing a doctor

Physical examination including:

  • Assessment of the cervical spine
  • Testing positional changes and the effects on eye movements
  • Assessment of balance

You do not need a Medical referral to see a Physiotherapist however if you have and have undertaken any testing, please bring those results with you to your first appointment.

BPPV

WHAT IS BPPV

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of Vertigo. BPPV is a condition where crystals in the inner ear come loose and clump together in the canals. This affects the ability of the inner ear to correctly sense the movement of our head and as a result when our head only moves slightly we perceive this incorrectly and experience dizziness or vertigo as a result.

We are able to specifically assess the part of the inner ear where BPPV is coming from to ensure our treatment is targeted and more effective.

TREATING BPPV

In order to treat BPPV effectively, we need to correctly assess the exact location of the clumping crystals in the canals. We do this by performing a number of controlled tests where posture and head position is adjusted and the effects on the eyes are closely observed.

Once this is determined specific Head Position Maneuvers are performed that move the crystals into their correct position within the inner ear where they do not alter our sense of balance. These techniques are usually effective in one or two treatments.

VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION

In some cases those suffering from long periods of Vertigo may require rehabilitation of the vestibular system. The aims of vestibular rehabilitation are to:

  • Desensitise the vestibular system that detects motion so it is less sensitive
  • Help our brain and nervous system compensate to vestibular damage
  • Improve balance and reduce falls

Vestibular rehabilitation involves a progression of exercises to ‘retrain’ the nervous system.

These include:

  • Habituation exercises that get the body and head used to moving again without dizziness
  • Retraining the eyes to work correctly with head movement
  • Balance training exercises

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Your first appointment will be a thorough examination as well as treatment. In order to help us understand your problem please bring:

  • List of medication and what they are treating
  • Results of any recent scans or test

NO GP REFERRAL NEEDED

 

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