BACK IN BALANCE VESTIBULAR PHYSIOTHERAPY is a passionate group of vestibular physiotherapists with specialised training to help people with dizziness, vertigo and imbalance
334 Scottsdale Drive, Robina, Gold Coast
P: (07) 5578 7155 (all bookings)
F: (07) 5578 7193
ABOUT BACK IN BALANCE VP
Leia Barnes and Natalie Rando run Back in Balance Vestibular Physiotherapy. With over 30 years combined physiotherapy experience, they excel clinically in vestibular disorders and are passionate about helping individuals return to a full life, free from vertigo and imbalance.
All physiotherapists at Back in Balance Vestibular Physiotherapy have undergone extensive training in vestibular rehabilitation, including the internationally accredited exam-based course Vestibular Rehabilitation by Dr Susan Herdman and Colleagues, as well as several advanced vestibular training courses.
Our vestibular physiotherapists use infra-red video technology to provide a thorough vestibular assessment to determine the likely cause of dizziness or vertigo and deliver an individualised treatment program to minimise these symptoms. Back in Balance Vestibular Physiotherapy maintains strong links with many Gold Coast Specialists, and collaborates with family doctors to ensure each client’s goals are addressed from every angle.
BACK IN BALANCE VP TEAM
[Vestibular Physiotherapist & APA Neurological Physiotherapist]
Leia Barnes graduated from the University of Queensland in 2005 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Neurological Rehabilitation through the University of Western Australia in 2012. Leia has over 10 years experience treating people with vestibular disorders and has completed multiple training courses both nationally and internationally. Leia was granted the title of APA Neurological Physiotherapist in 2013 and is a member of the Queensland Vestibular Network and Australian Vestibular Association.
In addition to Back in Balance Vestibular Physiotherapy, Leia is an Advanced Physiotherapist in the Integrated Specialist ENT Service at Logan Hospital, where she functions as a primary contact vestibular physiotherapist for Queensland Health. Previous roles have included the Assistant Director of Physiotherapy (Rehabilitation) at the Gold Coast Hospital (2013-2016) and Senior Physiotherapist at the Falls and Balance Clinic (Robina).
Leia has been invited to speak at multiple conferences, including The Neuro-Otology Society of Australia Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, Audiology Australia National Conference, Queensland Acoustic Neuroma Conference, National Neurosensory Unit Audiology Conference and Queensland Rehabilitation Physiotherapy Network Conference.
[Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy (Bond University), Vestibular Physiotherapist & APA Neurological Physiotherapist]
Natalie Rando graduated from the University of Queensland in 1997 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and went on to complete a Masters in Neurological Physiotherapy in 2004.
Natalie has extensive experience working within many areas of rehabilitation and neurological physiotherapy. She previously held the position of Assistant Director of Physiotherapy (Rehabilitation) at the Gold Coast Hospital (2004 – 2012), where she instigated and managed the physiotherapy service for Vestibular Clients. Natalie is a Titled member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association in the area of Neurological Physiotherapy, as well as a member of the Queensland Vestibular Network and the Australian Vestibular Association.
Along with her clinical practice, Natalie currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy at Bond University, where she leads the teaching of Neurological and Vestibular Physiotherapy.
Jacinta graduated from Griffith University with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2014. Over her years of practice, Jacinta has developed a keen interest and clinical expertise in both vestibular and neurological disorders.
Jacinta has successfully completed multiple levels of vestibular training, including introductory and advanced courses. Most recently, Jacinta travelled interstate to attend a world-renowned 6 day exam-based course in vestibular rehabilitation, led by the highly esteemed Dr Susan Herdman and colleagues.
Jacinta compliments her private practice work with years of experience within the public hospital setting, treating individuals with vestibular and neurological disorders, spanning across the Emergency Department, acute wards, outpatients and rehabilitation.
She is passionate about getting people back to what they love to do and designs personalised programs to assist with ongoing balance and vertigo concerns. Jacinta uses infra-red technology to provide a thorough and detailed vestibular assessment to help guide her treatment choices. She helps run our dizzy clinic alongside Leia and Natalie.
Natalie and Leia enjoy sharing their knowledge and mutually run Vestibular Courses which serves to educate fellow physiotherapists, audiologists and doctors in all aspects of vestibular rehabilitation. After teaching over 20 courses across Queensland and New South Wales, Natalie and Leia have established a strong reputation of exceptional evidence-based vestibular services.