Vestibular Physiotherapy

Vestibular dysfunctions occur when either the information provided by your vestibular system in your inner ear is inadequate or your central processing of these systems by your brain stem and cerebellum is not working as it should.  Usually your visual, vestibular and proprioceptive systems work together to keep you balanced and allow your body to be aware of its exact position in space, however if this system is not working certain symptoms may result such as;

  • vertigo
  • headache
  • light or heavy headedness
  • blurred vision
  • nausea / vomiting
  • unsteadiness

Alison, our Vestibular Physiotherapist, will perform a detailed assessment to determine which part of your vesibular system is not functioning as it should.  To enable most accurate diagnosis you will be assessed with infrared video googles and force platform as part of your examination.

So if any of these symptoms are disrupting your life, put up with them no longer, relief may only be a treatment away!

Meet our Vestibular Physiotherapist

Alison Underwood

Alison Underwood

Vestibular Physiotherapist
Alison Underwood
Vestibular Physiotherapist
Alison has over 20 years of physiotherapy experience in sports, pilates pre and post natal and community based physiotherapy.  In recent years Alison has undergone specialised post graduate training in vestibular physiotherapy and has joined with us at DMP specialising in balance, vertigo, dizziness and imbalance.
Alison will perform a detailed assessment to determine which part of your vestibular system is not functioning.  To enable most accurate diagnosis you will be assessed with infrared video googles and force platform as part of your examination.
So if any of these symptoms are disrupting your life, put up with them no longer, relief may only be a treatment away.
In her spare time, Alison enjoys being outdoors and can usually be found cycling, kyaking, canyoning, slacklining or on a multi day hike with her family or friends.
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