Dizziness is one of the most common reasons people visit their GP: Vestibular/Balance rehabilitation can improve these symptoms.
There are many pathologies that result in people experiencing dizziness, vertigo or a sense of being off balance. Balance is maintained by our visual, vestibular (inner ear) and sensory systems (proprioception) working together. If one of these systems is not working optimally then we tend to lose our balance and experience vertigo or dizziness.
At Hallamshire Physiotherapy, Sheffield’s leading specialist physiotherapy clinic, we have a team of experienced, highly skilled and approachable therapists who understand how disabling this condition can be and the extent of the impact on peoples’ lives.
Vestibular rehabilitation aims to reduce the sensation of dizziness and improve balance. A full assessment is completed to establish the cause of the symptoms, then a range of treatment/management strategies are suggested. These include balance retraining, education and relaxation techniques. Exercises to encourage adaptation in the vestibular system are also included.
Sometimes, acute problems occur such as BPPV that require specialist techniques/manoeuvres to remove crystals (Otolith) from the canals in the inner ear that can cause symptoms of dizziness. Our highly skilled therapists are trained in these techniques to help to resolve your symptoms. If we feel that your problem is more medical, then we can also advise on other services that may be of benefit or an accompanying letter to your GP explaining our findings.
Neurological conditions such as: MS, Traumatic Brain Injury and strokes, where dizziness is present may also benefit.