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Vestibular Physiotherapy

Is vertigo stopping you from living a normal life?

Does this describe you?

  • Are you suffering from dizziness or vertigo that is ruining your every-day life?
  • Is your dizziness or vertigo starting to take over your life?
  • Is it stopping you doing the things that you love doing?
  • Are you worried that your dizziness will reduce your independence or even stop you spending time with your family and friends?
  • Do you already find yourself avoiding social interaction and not wanting to leave the house?
  • Are you starting to worry that this will not get better and never go away?

At Wandsworth physiotherapy and osteopathy our highly experienced vestibular physiotherapists treat people just like you and help them get back to what they love doing without the fear of further episodes of dizziness or vertigo.

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
  • Labyrinthitis
  • 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.

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.

Ready to Make a Change?

At Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy we're focused on getting you out of pain and back to what you love doing, from simply sitting comfortably to playing with your kids, getting back into the gym or being able to run 5k again, our expert Physiotherapists, Podiatrists & Osteopaths are here to help!

 

Please take note of our cancellation policy at the bottom of the page.

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.

Brilliant all round experience. After sustaining a marathon injury during training Wandsworth Physiotherapy managed to fit me in the next day and was back up and running within 2 weeks after three 30 minute sessions. Gave me exercises to go away and do in my own time too so felt like I was making the most of their and my time too.

Marina Williams

These guys are fantastic! Really quick to reply and they found me an appointment on the same day. I've since had regular treatments with Alessio who is excellent, and my torn IT band, shoulder and other ailments are much improved. Brilliant for both sports injuries and wellness.

Gerry Sweetland

Booked an appointment for the same day on a Saturday. Adele has been very welcoming and helpful, providing useful advice as well as efficient treatment. Great local clinic, will definitely come back and recommend.

Jean Reverdy

Steve was excellent. Long term/complex shoulder injury treated over a number of sessions - patient, curious and methodical. Great treatments and programme of exercises and I'm back to pain free swimming.

~ Nick Outlaw

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!

Vanessa Harriss

Meet The Team

Andreas

Osteopath
& Massage Therapist

Francesca Barosso

Beatrice

Osteopath & Women's
Health Specialist

Grace

Chartered Physiotherapist
& Massage Therapist

Steve

Chartered Physiotherapist
& Nutritional Therapist 

Francesca Barosso

Francesca

Senior Chartered Physiotherapist
& Massage Therapist

Jack

Podiatrist
 

Wilson

Chartered
Physiotherapist

Francesca Barosso

Anna

Clinical Administrator
& Receptionist

Clinic Address

338 Old York Road,
SW18 1SS

Get In Touch

Request a call back - tell us about your problem… if you’re not sure what physiotherapy or osteopathy are and whether they can help your problem request a call back from one of our expert therapists. We can listen to your problem and let you know if we can help... just leave your details using the contact form and we'll be in touch as soon as possible!

Cancellation policy

Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please respect our Physiotherapists and Osteopaths and give them more than 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment. Failure to do so will incur a cancellation charge and result in you needing to pre-pay for appointments thereafter.
Thank you.

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Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 20:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:30
Thursday 08:00 - 20:30
Friday 08:00 - 20:30
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

 

338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS

0203 322 9455

Open 7 Days