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Inner Ear Trauma Physiotherapy
Your inner ear is vital to help you stand upright or walking balanced. Unfortunately, sometimes when the
head is injured in an accident or a fall, the inner ears are injured as
well, causing balance problems to arise.
What Is Inner Ear Trauma?
- accidentally hitting your head in a fall
- injuring your neck in a
sports injury or car accident
—can damage the structures of your inner ear.
You see, our inner ear
contains the “peripheral vestibular system, which plays a big role in
keeping your balance, and it is this same inner ears that tell the brain how the body is
moving in relation to gravity.
Our inner ears also communicate
information about head motion, which is used to coordinate eye motion.
Signs and Symptoms
When the inner ears are injured, you may have:
- Vertigo (you feel like the room is spinning)
- Dizziness (you feel lightheaded)
- Unclear vision
- Neck pain
Symptoms vary from person to person and usually depend on the type and extent of injury.
Because of the unpleasant symptoms, you might begin to hold back or cut back your
level of activity, and you might even stop participating in your roles
at home and at work.
The thing is, cutting back and restricting your activities because of these
symptoms will actually slow your recovery from an inner ear injury instead.
how our senior physiotherapists can help
First, we will perform tests to determine the
causes of your symptoms and also to assess your risk of falling.
Depending on the results of the tests, we may recommend
further testing or consultation with your doctor.
Based on your our senior physiotherapist's evaluation and your goals for
recovery, we will customize a physiotherapy treatment plan for you, which will depend on the cause of your symptoms.
Our main focus is to help you get moving again and manage the
symptoms at the same time. Treatment may include specialized exercises
- Decrease or eliminate dizziness
- Improve balance
- Restore clear vision when the head is moving
If you also have neck stiffness or neck pain, we will prescribe exercises and treatments such as manual therapy
to help reduce the pain and stretch your muscles. In addition, we might prescribe exercises to improve your strength,
your flexibility, and your heart health—with the goal of improving your
overall physical health and well-being.
Inner ear trauma recovery takes patience and time, sometimes months; so it's very
important that you get back to your normal activities as soon as
Don't cut back or avoid any tasks or activities because of your fear, yes you can/may be more cautious but do not avoid activities - avoiding movements and activities that make you dizzy may only
complicate your recovery from inner ear problems caused by trauma.
We will teach you strategies to help you cope with your symptoms
- Do certain activities or chores around the house cause you to become
dizzy? We will show you how to do those activities in a
different way to help reduce the dizziness.
- Have simple activities become difficult and cause fatigue and more
dizziness? We will help you work through these symptoms right away so you can get moving again and return to your roles at home and at work more quickly.
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Phoenix Rehab physio Services
Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist
physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly
trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of
expert care to our patients.
PHYSIOTHERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY
HAND THERAPY & SPLINTING
Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists
(sprains and fractures) and fingers, and requires Hand Therapy to increase the function of their hand
following injuries or post-operations as well as custom made hand splints.
Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to
- accelerate recovery and
- shorten downtime / recovery period required
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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