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Overview

Vestibular (Dizziness) & Neurological Physiotherapist

Our Vestibular & Neurological Physiotherapist, Laura Power graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, been a published author and Research Assistant at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital since 2016.

​Laura has worked within the field of Neurological Physiotherapy since graduating in 2010. She has a special interest in Vestibular and Cerebellar Disorders having completed both the basic and advanced Australian Physiotherapy (APA) Vestibular Rehabilitation Courses in 2011 and 2012 respectively and the Susan Herdman Vestibular Rehabilitation Basic and Advanced Competency courses in 2013 and 2015.

She is a regular attendee of the Neuro-Otology Society of Australia (NOTSA) Conference having presented on a number of occasions. More recently, Laura has branched into the treatment of Vestibular Disorders in School-aged Children and Adolescents in 2021. She is also experienced in the assessment and treatment of Cerebellar Disorders, having worked the last 5 years towards the advancement of a novel diagnostic system for the assessment and treatment of Cerebellar Ataxia.

In her time as a Research Assistant, Laura has published 7 first-author publications and co-authored 28 publications in the field of Vestibular and Cerebellar Disorders. Laura also has an interest in progressive neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease. In her spare time, Laura loves to cook and spend time with her fiancee and beautiful golden cocker spaniel Murphy.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy 2010

Professional Membership

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
  • Neuro-Otology Society of Australia (NOTSA)

Areas of Practice

  • Vestibular issues such as Dizziness & Vertigo
  • Falls and Balance Disorders in Adults and Adolescents
  • Vertigo (Spinning), Dizziness (both stationary and with head movement)
  • Lightheadedness (feeling faint), fogginess, fuzziness, a "not quite right" feeling
  • Unsteadiness (imbalances when walking) & Falls
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Crystals out of place in the ear
  • Vestibular Migraine
  • Vestibular Neuritis & Labyrinthitis (Inner ear infection)
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD)
  • Mal De Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS)
  • Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction
  • Cerebellar Disorders
  • Potentially Neurological issues such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons etc..
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Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • 2019 - Bachelor Physiotherapy from La Trobe University

Languages spoken

  • English

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Directions and parking

Brunswick Health is located at 68 Melville Road, just 7km from the Melbourne CBD, between Hope and Victoria Streets. We have free street parking. If you are traveling via public transport, please note that Melville Road has a tram line which runs parallel to Sydney Road. We are located on Tram Route 58, between Tram stops 35 and 36. We are also close to local bus stops.

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