New Vestibular Physiotherapy Service


*New Vestibular Physiotherapy Rehabilitation at Crystal PalaceBromley and Mottingham*

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?
Our brains, inner ears, eyes and joints work together to provide information that allows us to see clearly and have good balance.  An unhealthy balance system can cause dizziness, vertigo and balance problems called vestibular disorders.  These symptoms affect almost 1 in 4 adults under the age of 65.  Vestibular Rehabilitation is a specialised form of Physiotherapy that addresses the primary and secondary problems caused by vestibular disorders.Symptoms
People with vestibular disorders often experience dizziness, vertigo, visual disturbances and/or problems with balance as primary concerns.  Other secondary symptoms may include unsteadiness, feeling light-headed, a loss of confidence, gradual inactivity, anxiety, a loss of independence and an increased risk of falls.

What causes it?
A common form of dizziness or vestibular problems can be due to a disorder called BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo).  Problems within the inner ear may cause episodes of intense dizziness with head movements.  Other causes may come from head injury, viral infection, medication and increasing age.

What you should do?
Seek advice from one of our expert Physiotherapists who specialise in Vestibular Rehabilitation.  Our Specialists will provide a thorough assessment of your condition and develop an individualised treatment programme for you.  A management plan may include:
– Specific techniques to treat BPPV symptoms
– 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

Initial Consultation £76 (60 minutes)
Follow-Up £47 (30 minutes)
Also available via Bupa and Nuffield Insurance.

Currently only available at our Crystal Palace (SE19), Bromley (BR1) and Mottingham (SE9). Click here to view our Clinic locations.

Added 27/05/2015

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