Physiotherapy: Vestibular Rehabilitation

Treatment for symptoms of dizziness and balance.

What is vestibular rehabilitation?

Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based program designed by a specialty-trained vestibular physiotherapist. The aim of vestibular rehabilitation is to help improve a patient’s balance and reduce problems related to dizziness.

common causes of dizziness or inability to balance:

Though patients who suffer from dizziness are predominantly over the 75 bracket, it is not only older people who suffer with this issue. There are a wide range of reasons as to why people may suffer from dizziness or loss of balance.

This can be due to an inner ear disorder, as side effect of medications, a sign of neck dysfunction, or it can be due to a more serious problem such as a brain or a heart problem.

Some conditions which are known to lead to vestibular problems include Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s Disease, post ear surgery, Vestibular Neuritis and Labyrinthitis.

Vestibular Rehabilitation:

Your first session with our physiotherapists will include a full balance assessment to determine the nature of the your symptoms. Your individual treatment plan will be designed based upon the assessment findings. Treatment will include specialised techniques to deal with your diagnosis and a fully tailored programme to help to combat the aggravation the vestibular system is under, reducing symptoms and enhancing quality of life.

Patients are eligible to self-refer themselves to the services or can be referred by a GP/Consultant. We have excellent links with Beacon Audiology, ENT and Neurology Consultants to look after your concerns. If you are unsure if you need an appointment, please contact our reception staff and one of our chartered physiotherapists will call you back.

As a part of this service, our physiotherapists have access to the SMART EquiTest system to fully evaluate patient’s balance and dynamic stability. Our high-tech facilities provide the ability to assess and retrain balance with visual biofeedback by challenging their stability and visual environment.

Physiotherapy Department