Conditions – Dizziness and Vertigo

Dizziness and vertigo can have a variety of causes, but getting the right diagnosis is crucial to effective treatment. At our physiotherapy clinics in Woonona and Thirroul, we offer comprehensive assessments to help determine the type of dizziness or vertigo you are experiencing and whether physiotherapy is the appropriate course of action. Our team of experienced clinicians use a range of tests and questions to diagnose the root cause of your symptoms, and we specialise in treating two of the most common causes of dizziness: cervicogenic vertigo and BPPV.

Cervicogenic vertigo is a condition related to neck pain and dysfunction that disrupts the balance system in the inner ear, while BPPV is positional vertigo caused by dysfunction in the vestibular system.

Contact us today to schedule an assessment and start your journey toward relief from dizziness and vertigo.

At our clinics in Thirroul and Woonona, Purpose Physiotherapy has a team of experienced physiotherapists and exercise physiologists that are experienced in treating dizziness and vertigo. Our approach to helping you overcome your dizziness and vertigo is as follows:

  1. Comprehensive assessment to determine both the diagnosis and the root causes (we may use imaging/scans where necessary).
  2. Tests and measurements to ensure we monitor progress and improvements.
  3. Holistic view of your entire body, including posture, alignment, mobility, strength, sleep, stress, nutrition and your nervous system.
  4. Treatment plan that relieves pain and targets the root causes, including massage, joint manipulation, dry-needling, exercise programs (core strength, Pilates and movement retraining) and education. This plan will specifically target your individual goals.
  5. Ongoing prevention options through clinical Pilates and small-group exercise.

By taking this approach, our team will get you not only moving with Purpose, but living with Purpose as well. 

Dizziness and Vertigo FAQ's

  • Dizziness and vertigo can be caused by a wide range of factors, including inner ear disorders, head injuries, migraines, and certain medications. A physiotherapist can perform a thorough assessment to identify the underlying cause of your symptoms and develop an appropriate treatment plan based on your individual needs.
  • Physiotherapy can be an effective treatment option for individuals who experience dizziness and vertigo. By identifying the underlying cause of these symptoms, a physiotherapist can develop a personalized treatment plan that may include exercises, manual therapy, and education. These techniques can help to reduce the frequency and severity of dizziness and vertigo, improve balance and stability, and enhance overall quality of life.
  • Yes, physiotherapy can be a safe and effective treatment option for individuals who experience dizziness and vertigo. A physiotherapist will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs and goals. By providing education and support, as well as targeted exercises and manual therapy, a physiotherapist can help you to manage your symptoms and improve your overall quality of life.
  • It is important to note that the effectiveness of physiotherapy for dizziness and vertigo may vary depending on the underlying cause of your symptoms.