VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION
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  • What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?

 

Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based program, designed by a specialty-trained vestibular physical therapist, to improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness. 

 

Vestibular Rehabilitation is suitable and very beneficial if you suffer from Dizziness,

Dizziness can be described as:

  • Feelings of unsteadiness

  • Wooziness (swimming feeling in head)

  • Lightheadedness

  • Feelings of passing out

  • Sensations of moving

  • Spinning

  • Floating

  • Swaying

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

  • Tilting

  • Whirling (sensations known as vertigo)

These feelings or sensations can occur when you are standing still, lying down or changing positions.

 

The symptoms can be constant or episodic in nature, only lasting seconds, minutes or hours.

  • What to expect with Vestibular Treatment?

At your appointment, a Vestibular physical therapist will evaluate your symptoms and review your medical history.

 

Your assessment will include all or part of the following areas:

  • Balance and/or leg strength/flexibility

  • Gait (how you walk)

  • Visual stability and mobility

  • Neck mobility and neck and arm strength

  • Positional testing, including an inner ear exam

Based on the findings, a plan of care is developed.

 

The goal of your treatment plan is to improve any deficits that were identified. This, in turn, will improve your ability to function in activities of everyday living, reduce your risk for falling and ultimately, improve your quality of life.

  • Benefits of Vestibular Rehabilitation

  1. improve balance

  2. reduce dizziness

  3. symptom's resolution

  4. how to manage a future episode

  5. optimise neurology

  6. increase energy levels

  • Vestibular conditions we treat

  1. BPPV

  2. Labyrinthitis

  3. Vestibular Neuronitis

  4. Migraine Associated Dizziness

  5. Meniere's Disease

  6. Dizziness in the Elderly

  • Referral onwards for Vestibular problems to consultant or for tests


In some cases we may feel from the assessment that a further examination is needed . We might refer you to a consultant  for some of the following tests:

  • MRI or CT scan

  • Hearing test

  • Audiology

  • Eye test

For more information on how VESTIBULAR TREATMENT can help treat musculoskeletal injuries, or to book an appointment, please contact us via email at Manchester@physiopattern.co.uk or call us on 07450 797375. Physio Pattern Manchester is a Leading Vestibular Physiotherapy clinic in Manchester city centre.