For many people maintaining balance isn’t easy. It can be a challenge to understand why they suffer conditions that make it difficult to perform one or more basic activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or simply getting around inside the home.
Vestibular patients referred to Prof. Sharpe have typically already suffered long-term lifestyle impacts.
ICS Impulse software supports an earlier diagnosis, leading to quicker rehabilitation and evaluating specific vestibular rehabilitation therapies.
Prof. Sharpe is the first in Australia to receive and introduce this new software to her patients.
Over the years, Prof. Sharpe has been at the forefront of adopting new technologies early into her Centre, after monitoring and observing their approval for medical use, thereby ensuring her patients receive the most advanced, state of the art equipment, including for example, the Infrared DVD Oculography Frenzel Goggles and video Head Impulse Test (v-HIT).
Her success with patients; in particular complex vestibular patients and those with refractory dizziness is renown, and attracts patients from all parts of Australia and overseas.
This reflects her dedication, enquiring mind, creativity, and unyielding commitment to the betterment of her patients, and professional education in vestibular disorders and vestibular rehabilitation.
While this type of technology is seen as cutting-edge, it is an essential part of a modern assessment of vestibular disorders, taking the guesswork out of diagnosis and treatment. Prof. Sharpe uses this equipment because it is objective, accurate, reliable, and provides an efficient use of time.
Note; ICS Impulse also makes it possible to test children and bed-ridden patients.