We care for and treat people with problems with the vestibular system (dizziness and imbalance).
What we do
The vestibular system starts in the inner ear and ends in the brain. It is important in stabilising how the eyes move during motion and maintaining balance. Vertigo (dizziness) and imbalance do not represent a disease or a diagnosis, but indicate there is a problem of the vestibular system. There are many conditions that can cause problem of the vestibular system.
To diagnose and treat problem of the vestibular system, detailed testing is required. This starts with portable equipment in the clinic, and frequently, referral to the Oto-neurology Diagnostic Unit, our specialised laboratory which tests the operation of the vestibular system in detail.
A number of common conditions are managed in the clinic, including benign positional vertigo, vestibular neuritis, Meniere’s disease, vestibular migraine, vestibular schwannomas, superior semicircular canal dehiscence, bilateral vestibular loss and cerebellar disease.
Who we care for
- People with vertigo
- People with balance problems
How to access this clinic
Referral from your GP
Your GP or medical practitioner will organise for you to access this service.
What to bring
Every time you come
- Medicare card
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
- Medicines you need to take while you are here
- List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
- Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame
For a clinic appointment
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- TAC or Workcover claim number (if relevant)
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- Dr Luke Chen: Neurology