Adults who experience dizziness and imbalance know just how disabling it can be. Unlike a broken leg it is a mostly invisible disability which can provoke feelings of anxiety and a lack of control.
With over 300 different causes of dizziness it is reassuring to be able to understand your symptoms fully. A vestibular Physiotherapist can assess and reassure you as they go!
Vestibular treatment falls into several categories: manoeuvres which are specific series of head movements for BPPV conditions which cause vertigo, habituation exercises which are designed to provoke small amounts of manageable dizziness to re-programme your brain, substitution exercises which use different processes to enable you to function, or gaze stabilisation exercises to improve the function of the reflexes involved with eye movement and balance.
Vestibular rehabilitation may involve one of the following components:
Retrain your brain
Habituation exercises can be used to allow your brain to react differently to the same stimulus over time.
Dizziness is often accompanied by disabling symptoms of nausea. A tailored programme can reduce or eradicate these symptoms.
Improve Balance & Strength
Specific balance retraining exercises for all levels of fitness are needed to restore your balance and strength and get you back to doing what you love best.
Improved Tolerance to Crowds & Visually Confusing Environments
Visual vertigo often displays as an inability to function when the world around you is moving or is otherwise visually confusing. Tailored vestibular rehabilitation can help you.
Take a look at the new Spin Physio clinic at Culverstone, or our ongoing service at Borough Green Medical Practice. See our map below for areas that qualify for the mobile clinic: Borough Green, Culverstone, Vigo, Meopham, New Ash Green, Longfield, Istead Rise, Cobham, Gravesend, Wrotham, Wrotham Heath, West Malling, Kings Hill, Sevenoaks, Seal, Otford. Contact us if you are unsure.