Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialist area offering treatment for balance issues and dizziness.
At S2 Physio, we offer comprehensive balance and vestibular assessments, for dizziness caused by problems in the inner ears.
The vestibular system controls balance and eye movements. This system is made up of inner ear, the nervous system connecting inner ear to the brain and the brain itself. These work in conjunction with each other to maintain balance and visual focus. A disruption to any of these structures or any disorder can cause dizziness, vertigo and balance issues. Some of the symptoms associated with it can include nausea/vomiting, decreased memory, concentration issues and anxiety are secondary symptoms.
Conditions we treat:
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Vestibular Neuritis
- Meniere’s disease
- Travel sickness
- Acoustic neuroma
- Vestibular issues associated with neurological conditions and migraines
What is vestibular rehabilitation?
Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based programme involving series of head and eye movements targeted specifically at inner ears, to improve the function of central nervous system, in an attempt to correct imbalances.
A detailed clinical assessment is performed for vestibular rehabilitation including posture, balance and movement analysis, specific tests for eyes and ears, and examination of muscle and joints that may be associated with symptoms along with compensatory strategies. You will also be provided with education and advice along with personalised exercise programme. These exercises may include specific head and body movements, eye exercises, and balance exercises along with general exercises for strength.
The hands-on treatment specific to your condition may include
- The Epley manoeuvre
- The Semont manoeuvre
- The Reverse Epley
- Specific exercises for vestibular rehabilitation programme.
- Initially, there can be increase in symptoms until things start to desensitise and it adjusts to the new patterns of movement.
These treatments can significantly improve quality of life by improving balance and reduce the risk of falls in elderly population.