Many Australians will experience dizziness or balance issues in their lifetime. A thorough assessment with a vestibular physiotherapist is the first step to better symptom management and a research-backed treatment plan.
Kim Hawkins is a Lane Cove local and has established Kim Hawkins Vestibular. Her clinic located in Willoughby focuses on helping clients with dizziness, vertigo, and balance issues so they can get back to doing what they love.
Kim Hawkins Vestibular clinic utilises objective clinical vestibular testing (including infrared video goggles) to accurately assess, diagnose and treat inner ear balance dysfunction and other causes of dizziness and imbalance.
Each client is thoroughly assessed and then treated on a one-to-one basis with evidence-based treatment techniques to help reduce dizziness, improve balance and reduce the risk of falls.
Techniques involve hands-on therapies, including particle repositioning manoeuvres (such as the Epley manoeuvre) and home-based exercise programmes to promote self-management.
Kim Hawkins Vestibular Services
Kim Hawkins Vestibular rehabilitation programmes are individually tailored for each client to assist with the management of:
- Vestibular neuritis / neuronitis
- Meniere’s disease
- Cervicogenic dizziness / neck-related dizziness
- Acoustic neuroma / vestibular schwannoma
- Bilateral vestibular loss
- Persistent postural perceptual dizziness (pppd / 3pd)
- Stroke and transient ischaemic attack (tia)
- Falls prevention
- Balance programmes
- Prehab before inner ear surgery
About Kim Hawkins
Kim is an experienced vestibular physiotherapist with a passion for helping people with dizziness, vertigo and balance issues to move, feel and function better. Even after 20 years of clinical work in the public and private health sectors, she’s still genuinely excited by the ‘Aha!’ moment clients get when they understand where their symptoms are coming from, which means they can then get on with treating and managing the source of the issue. A client-centred approach and evidence-based interventions are the core of Kim’s therapy style.
Kim has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), and a Master of Philosophy (Psychology) both from the University of Sydney. She is a regular university guest lecturer and has published several peer-reviewed journal papers and presented at multiple national and international conferences.
Kim is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and its Neurology group and is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s vestibular special interest group.
Kim is a local mum with two boys at Greenwich Public School.
For seven-plus years, I worked for a clinic based in the lower north shore, but now I have branched out on my own.
Our clinic is still operating as an essential health service during the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Following the most recent Public Health Orders, we are able to see patients if they believe their condition will deteriorate without treatment. Please note that masks and check-in are mandatory.
Kim Hawkins Contact Details
(you can book online)
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