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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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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Ed Howes qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2012 from the University of East Anglia, in the UK. Having worked in a variety of settings: Outpatients, hospitals, community, accident and emergency, clinics and sporting environments, Ed has... Read More »

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Caroline is a Chartered Physiotherapist and is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council. She graduated from Glasgow University with a Bsc in Anatomy and Physiology in 2007 before studying Physiotherapy as a Masters degree at Glasgow... Read More »

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Maria is a Chartered Physiotherapist registered also with the Health Professional Council. She qualified in 2008 from the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece and has since attended several courses related to hands-on therapy.... Read More »

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Maria is a Chartered Physiotherapist and she is registered with the Health Professional Council. She qualified in 2008 from the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece and has since attended several courses related to hands-on... 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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Jacob qualified from Rajiv Gandhi University of Karnataka, India as a physiotherapist in January 2001. Jacob has experience of working in a variety of different specialties within the NHS as well as the private sector over the years. These include... Read More »

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Dhiren is a specialist Neurological Physiotherapist with broad experience in working with people with neurological conditions; including newly diagnosed, long-term and progressive neurological disorders. Since graduating in 2010, Dhiren has worked... Read More »

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