VERTIGO & BALANCE.
Do you complain of dizziness, vertigo or poor balance of a sudden onset? This can be caused by an inner ear virus, trauma to the inner ear or degeneration of areas of the ear. At Tralee Physiotherapy Clinic, our physiotherapists can assess your vestibular problem, by taking a history, assessing eye movements and balance with the use of our high-tech infrared video googles. Using these googles, we can record the movements of your eyes which aid us to determine an accurate diagnosis, which we can then specifically treat. It may involve a few gentle manoeuvers of the head. You may also be given a set of home exercises. These exercises let the inner ear and balance system compensate for any inner ear damage. Results with some disorders can take a week to settle and others require a six-month programme. Most of the work is done at home while the physiotherapist guides the patient with appropriate progressions. With guidance and a motivated patient, one can get a good result.