What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?
Vestibular rehabilitation (VR) involves specialist treatment for various forms of dizziness which can include repositioning manoeuvres, eye gaze and head control exercises, neck and back soft tissue and joint mobilisation, balance and postural control re-training as well as dynamic balance and gait re-training. An essential ingredient of VR is individual assessment, education and advice from neurophysiotherapists with experience and interest in this specialist area. We are involved in research into the vestibular control of balance, as well as many of the consequences of dizziness such as anxiety, depression, social isolation and falls. James provides education sessions for medical practitioners and allied health professionals who wish to learn more about the acute and chronic assessment and treatments of people presenting with these conditions.
Who is it for?
Anyone with sensations of:
Do I need treatment?
Treatment may consist of a hands-on manoeuvre, soft-tissue mobilisation, or facilitation of improved postural control. We also may prescribe a small number of priority exercises for balance, head and/or eye gaze stability. It is best to come in for an assessment and we can advise you of the optimal rehabilitation plan.
What should I do?
Just some of the Vestibular & Balance Disorders we commonly help with;
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Vestibular Neuronitis/Neuritis
- Unexplained dizziness
- Falls and Fear of Falls
- Cerebellar Ataxia
- Meniere’s Disease
- Endolymphatic Hydrops
- High Level gait disorders
- Cervical Vertigo