vestibular rehabilitation

Vertigo and dizziness are not only distressing symptoms to experience, but can also have significant effects on a person's ability to function both physically and mentally. 

There are many different causes for these symptoms, some of which can be treated very successfully with a specialised form of therapy called vestibular rehabilitation.

 

Through assessment of your symptoms, we can design an individualised exercise-based programme to help reduce the vertigo, dizziness and/or imbalance and falls.

Feeling Dizzy & Sick When In Bed?

One of the more common causes of vestibular symptoms is a condition known as BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Postional Vertigo). BPPV often presents as brief dizziness caused by different positions such as turning in bed, looking up or bending over.

One of the most successful forms of treatment for this condition is the Epley manoeuvre, which we can also perform here at Grantham Physiotherapy Practice. 

Vestibular Rehabilitation - Habituation Exercises 

Habituation exercises can be appropriate for patients who report increased dizziness when they make quick head movements, change positions, and are in visually stimulating environments. This involves repeated exposure to specific movements or visual stimuli that provoke dizziness, in a controlled manner.

Balance Training Exercises

Balance training exercises are used to improve steadiness on feet so daily activities for self-care, work, and leisure can be performed successfully. The therapist will alter visual or somatosensory cues, such as performing exercises with eyes closed or on compliant surfaces like foam.

Vestibular Rehabilitation - Gaze Stabilisation

Gaze stabilisation exercises are used to improve the control of eye movements so that vision  remains clear during head movement. Patients maintain focus on an object as they move their head side to side and up/down for a designated period of time.

Epley manoeuvre

The Epley Manoeuvre is a series of coordinated movements/positions performed with the guidance of the therapist to treat those with BPPV.

If you require any further information on whether this would be a suitable form of treatment, then please do not hesitate to get in touch on 01476 593778.

Treatment sessions are 40 minutes and priced at £45