Vestibular Rehabilitation

We can provide a physiotherapist to see you at home and provide vestibular rehabilitation training. They will perform a thorough assessment including taking your medical history and looking at your posture, balance and the way you walk. There are also certain specialized tests that assess the coordination between your eyes and head. They will then devise you a treatment plan that will include exercises that improve the brains ability to work effectively again with the vestibular system in time reducing the symptoms you may be experiencing such as vertigo, dizziness, headaches, nausea and loss of balance.

What is vestibular rehabilitation?

Vestibular Rehab is a form of physiotherapy that uses specialist exercises to help retrain the brain to recognise and sort signals from your inner ear to work properly with your vision (eyes) and your proprioception (muscles and joints). The exercises will also help to make the balance system less sensitive to any movements that make your symptoms worse.

What are the benefits of vestibular rehab training?

  • Help you get back to activities you were doing before
  • Help reduce your risk of falling
  • Stop any symptoms of dizziness and unsteadiness
  • Help adaptation, compensation and habituation as described below

Does vestibular rehabilitation work?

Adaptation – makes the eye and ear reflex work properly and stimulates the balance part of your ear.

Compensation – the balance exercises will help reduce any loss of balance and unsteadiness by working on the posture, sensory system and vision.

Habituation – the exercises will require a lot of repeating and need to actually bring on the symptoms of dizziness or vertigo to help make your body used to working again as before without the symptoms.

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Caroline qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1996 from the University of East London. Caroline started her career in a couple of London NHS trusts initially specialising in Neurology. This included Stroke Rehabilitation, Community... Read More »

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Tricia Scott qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2006 from University of East London. She is a highly experienced physiotherapist who commenced her career in the NHS Trust hospitals and is currently working within the NHS Trusts and private... Read More »

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Marianne qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 2006 from the University of Southampton. Since then she has worked in a number of teaching hospitals and specialist tertiary centres across London gaining a wide variety of clinical experience, and... Read More »

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Maninder has 17 years of experience in providing Physiotherapy assessment and treatment to patients in NHS and private settings. She started working with NHS in 2005 and got the opportunity to work in Surrey and London Hospitals. Her areas of... Read More »

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Jessica qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from University of Birmingham in 2013. After qualifying Jessica worked as a kayaking instructor in France for several months before moving to Suffolk to work with elderly patients in hospital. She... Read More »

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