We offer vestibular rehabilitation for patients who suffer with dizziness, loss of balance and vertigo.
What is vestibular rehabilitation therapy
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is a very well established and evidence-based intervention for those suffering with balance and vestibular (inner ear) disorders. The therapy is mainly exercise based but can incorporate other manual techniques depending on the cause of your symptoms.
Specialist vestibular physiotherapist Jo Hounsome is specially trained in the Epley manoeuvre, a technique used to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
This is a disorder of the inner ear which causes brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness usually triggered by specific changes in the position of your head, so can be triggered by activities such as turning over in bed.
It is an extremely unpleasant condition that can be very debilitating, but is rarely serious.
What we can treat
Conditions that can be aided with vestibular rehabilitation include:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Ménière’s Disease
- Vestibular Neuritis
- Cervicogenic Dizziness
- Ischaemic vertigo
- Vestibular migraine
Treatment tailored to you
Vestibular exercises are designed to encourage the brain to compensate for the balance disorder, which may have been triggered by a virus, disease, trauma or simply by changes brought on by the ageing process.
They need to be tailored to each individual, so assessment to determine the cause of your symptoms and prescribe the right exercises for you is key to success.
Effective treatment can lead to considerable improvements in balance, making you feel much safer on your feet and at reduced risk of suffering a fall. Don’t accept that this is the way things are, there are things you can do to reduce and sometimes completely abolish your symptoms and help you enjoy life again.
Find out more
To discuss whether the treatment may help you, contact us for an assessment.