The Dizziness & Balance Disorders we assess and treat

There are many disorders in the branch of physiotherapy in which we work. So here is a list of the various conditions, presentations, and disorders that we are able to help you with.

If you’d like to arrange an appointment, private patients do not require a referral from a medical practitioner; you may be self referred or referred by an Allied Health Professional.

Neurological and Central Vestibular Disorders

  • Mal de Débarquement Syndrome – prolonged (triggered)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Spino-cerebellar ataxias
  • Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness(PPPD) 
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Wallenberg Syndrome (Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Syndrome)
  • Anterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Syndrome
  • Cerebellar degeneration
  • Cerebellar disorders – tumours, infarcts, infections, genetic
  • Cerebellopontine Angle Tumour
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury – Concussion
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
  • Vestibular Migraine
  • Audio-vestibular Sarcoidosis
  • Meningitis
  • Functional Neurologic Disorders
  • Episodic ataxias
  • Peripheral Neuropathies- cause unknown, Diabetes mellitus type 2
  • Head, neck and labyrinthine trauma
  • Visual Induced Vertigo
  • Stroke/tumours/infections in different regions of the brain – internal capsule, thalamus, parietal, temporal, frontal lobes, corpus callosum

Peripheral Vestibular Disorders

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Congenital Inner Ear Malformations
  • Meniere’s disease -one or both ears
  • Vestibular neuritis (unilateral vestibulopathy)
  • Sleep Disorders and Vestibulopathy
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
  • Labyrinthine Stroke
  • Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence
  • Perilymph Fistula
  • Labyrinthine Concussion
  • Vestibular (acoustic) schwannoma
  • Bilateral Vestibular Loss (vestibulopathy)
  • Motion sickness

Vestibular Disorders in Children +/- Hearing Loss

  • Otitis Media (common ear infection)
  • Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome
  • Idiophathic Congenital Hearing Loss
  • Common Syndromes associated with Hearing Loss: Usher, Waardenburg, Pendred and Alport
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Hearing Loss caused by meningitis.
  • Abnormal anatomy of the Vestibular (balance) Organ
  • Acquired post-surgery (cochlear implantation)
  • Benign Paroxysmal Vertigo (migraine)