There are a number of different conditions that can affect balance and require vestibular physiotherapy. We do not attempt to diagnose any of these problems, you will need to see your GP. However we can help to manage the symptoms of these disorders:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Vestibular Neuritis
- Ménière’s disease
BPPV is the most common vestibular disorder. This happens when crystals become dislodged in the inner ear. This causes short episodes of dizziness when moving your head from side to side or when looking up.
BPPV can be treated with physiotherapy as well as using a particular manoeuvre called The Epley Manoeuvre to try to remove the crystals from the inner ear.
Another condition that causes dizziness is an infection of the vestibular nerve in the inner ear disrupting your sense of balance. This is called vestibular neuritis. Viral infections of the inner ear are the most cause of vestibular neuritis and cause anything from mild to severe dizziness, spinning and sometimes nausea and vomiting.
Treatments can include mobilisation and massage to the neck area, acupuncture and the guidance through specific vestibular rehabilitation exercises such as the Cawthorne-Cooksey exercises or Feldenkrais exercises.
Labyrinthitis is often used to describe the same condition. However, people with labyrinthitis usually experience hearing loss as well as balance problems and dizziness.
Ménière’s disease is a condition of the inner ear that causes sudden attacks of vertigo (feeling like the room is spinning), tinnitus (ringing in the ear), a feeling of pressure in the ear and hearing loss.
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How can Physiotherapy help?
We will endeavour to assess your symptoms of dizziness as well as the range of motion in your shoulder, neck and jaw and put a treatment plan together to restore optimal movement in these area. This may include joint mobilisation and massage, as well as acupuncture. We will also put together and guide you through specific vestibular rehabilitation exercises to help you manage the symptoms of your dizziness.
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I've been several times for several different problems and Steve has always been excellent. He listens really carefully and asks good questions to find out exactly what's wrong, and is very clear with follow-up exercises to continue the therapy at home. Highly recommend him!
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