What Is Vestibular Physiotherapy?
What Causes Vestibular Disorders?
* Head injuries may affect how the inner ear, vision and balance systems work together as a system, and the brain can receive confused signals regarding the position and movements of the head in space.
* Concussion and whiplash injuries are very common with head trauma. The effects of these may be noticeable immediately, or they may take a couple of weeks to appear.
* Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) causes symptoms of dizziness, vertigo/spinning sensations when the head is placed in certain positions. Up to 30% of people may experience this following a head injury.
What Can You Do?
Seek advice from a physiotherapist who specialises in Vestibular Rehabilitation. At Crystal Palace Physio Group we have a team of experts who will provide a thorough assessment and develop an individualised treatment programme with you. A management plan may include:
- Specific techniques to treat symptoms for BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
- Specific positional head movement techniques
- Eye and head movement exercises
- Exercises to improve standing balance
- Education and advice on activities of daily living to improve confidence and function
- Advice on falls prevention
Our Vestibular Physiotherapy is covered by major health insurers Bupa/Nuffield/TTN
I feel so much better and reassured that should my vertigo come back, I can have treatment with you. I will be following the exercises you gave me and look forward to seeing you again. My partner couldn't believe how much better I looked, as he was really concerned and worried. He even said I have my sparkle back ... I don't feel like I’m living in a fog-like state.