Vestibular physiotherapy, or vestibular rehabilitation, is the treatment of dizziness and loss of balance as a result of an inner ear disorder (vestibular dysfunction.) Accompanying symptoms may also include nausea, fatigue, headache and vertigo.
At Macclesfield Physio a vestibular assessment is carried out by one of our specialist vestibular physiotherapists to determine a clinical diagnosis and allows the physiotherapist to gauge the severity of your symptoms.
The following vestibular conditions are commonly treated with vestibular rehabilitation:
Our vestibular physiotherapists at Macclesfield Physio have great experience and are highly skilled in this speciality, ensuring you receive the best possible treatment available.
- Meniere's Disease
- Migraine associated dizziness
- Vestibular Neuronitis
- Post removal of Acoustic Neuroma
Vestibular rehabilitation treatment
Vestibular rehabilitation is individually designed for you and your condition. Treatment techniques can be challenging as they aim to produce some of your symptoms at a manageable level.
Vestibular rehabilitation takes the form of the following treatment methods:
The aim of vestibular rehabilitation is to compensate for an imbalance of messages to the brain in order to reduce vestibular symptoms of dizziness and imbalance.
- Education for understanding of your vestibular condition
- Lifestyle advice
- Various different exercises
- Positional techniques
- Balance retraining
- Home management programme
Benefits of vestibular rehabilitation
Vestibular rehabilitation can bring many life changing benefits to sufferers of vestibular dysfunction.
Here are some of the benefits of vestibular rehabilitation:
- Understanding of your vestibular disorder
- Complete elimination or reduction of vestibular symptoms such as dizziness and vertigo
- Return to normal activities of daily living
- Return to socialising and independence
- Restoration of confidence
If you would like to book a vestibular assessment or if you would like to talk to one of our vestibular physiotherapists you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01625 32 67 32.
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