Vestibular physiotherapy is one of the most effective treatments for conditions which cause symptoms such as vertigo, dizziness, nausea, room spin and loss of balance.
How It Works
How it Works
You have two balance organs, one in each ear. These organs send information about head and body movements to the balance centre in the brain. This information is essential for the maintenance of balance. If either of these balance organs sends incorrect information to the brain the result is dizziness and imbalance. This in turn can cause nausea and vomiting all of which can be quite distressing.
This pattern can be improved by practicing special visual and balance exercises to compensate for the uneven messages the brain receives. It can take months to correct but you do not need to attend regularly during this time.
Alternatively in the condition BBPV there is a build up of crystals in the balance organs causing problems and this can be resolved in 1-2 treatments by using the Epley Manoeuvre.
For a vestibular assessment, contact us at the Chancery Lane clinic or the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, where specially trained physiotherapists Hayley Dalton and Laura Fidler will be happy to see you.
Whether dizziness and balance have been a problem for years or are an acute onset, a specially designed assessment can identify the problem and a specific rehabilitation programme can be set up to deal with it.
Some of the Commonly Treated Conditions are:-
- Vestibular Neuritis/Labyrinthitis
- Post operative rehabilitation following removal of acoustic neuroma
- Motion Sickness
'I had a recurrence of severe disabling vertigo and feared that, like last time , it would take a considerable time to go, if at all. I was recommended to see Leah by a doctor but was unsure whether this would help. Leah was fantastic - she immediately gave me confidence that my problem could be resolved. Within 30 minutes she had identified the issue and fixed it.
I would recommend Leah to anyone with a similar condition without hesitation.'