Vestibular Rehabilitation


Vestibular Rehabilitation

Dizziness and Balance Problems are common and often misunderstood. We can help with a whole range of dizziness issues from BPPV to PPPD.

The vestibular system is made up of parts of the inner ear and brain that help control balance and eye movements. If the system is damaged by disease, ageing, or injury, vestibular disorders can occur.


Symptoms can be:

Other symptoms can include nausea or vomiting, a hangover or seasick feeling, travel sickness, a feeling of fulness in the ears, headaches or migraine.

People who experience poor balance, dizziness or vertigo understandably stop moving so much, this can lead to secondary problems such as muscle weakness, changes in posture, fatigue and even pain.

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What to Expect During Vestibular Physiotherapy Sessions:

First of all you can expect a friendly welcome from a team with empathy who understand what you are going through.
Please wear comfortable clothes. We may need to examine your neck so, so please wear suitable underwear, or bring a vest top to change into.
Your first session will involve a thorough assessment to understand your vestibular condition. Sometimes your dizziness can be flared up by the assessment. Please talk to your physio about any concerns you have about this, and we can adjust our assessment accordingly.
Based on the assessment findings, we will design a customised treatment plan aimed at addressing your unique challenges and improving your balance and stability.
Our sessions will include a variety of exercises and techniques focused on enhancing your vestibular function, reducing dizziness, and improving overall stability.
A large part of Vestibular Rehabilitation is daily exercise at home so that we can recalibrate and re-educate the balance systems to reduce the dizziness and balance problems. Your physio will design a programme specific to your needs and will talk to you about how to progress the exercises.
We will closely monitor your progress throughout your rehabilitation journey, making any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan to ensure optimal results. If you ever have any questions about your treatment, please discuss this with your therapist, or if you prefer, please get in touch with our Practice Managers.
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Your Role in the Process:

Open communication with your physiotherapist is crucial. Please share your goals, concerns, and any changes in your condition. We also love to hear about life in general so we can get to know you well.
To get the best possible results you should attend sessions regularly and adhere to home exercises provided by your physiotherapist.
Engage actively in your rehabilitation, as your effort plays a huge part in achieving positive outcomes.
Please provide feedback on how exercises and activities feel, so we can adjust them to meet your needs. If your exercises are too hard, too easy, boring, or uncomfortable and you are not doing them we need to know so we can change them for you!
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What we do – vestibular rehabilitation

The good news is that a lot of vestibular problems are treatable and can be improved, or in some cases, completely cured. It is important to have a thorough assessment of your dizziness to properly diagnose the root of the problem; it is not always caused by a problem with the vestibular system and could be neurological, cardiovascular, visual or psychological in origin.

Vestibular Rehabilitation consists of exercises that are designed to recalibrate your balance systems, in particular the interaction between your vestibular system and your eyes. Sometimes the nervous system can become “stuck” in feeling dizziness and we need to get it used to movement again. We gradually get your body and brain used to movement again so that you can feel more balanced and ultimately get back to doing all the things you used to.

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