About Vestibular Rehabilitation
Balance is an essential function for good quality of life and it is used with almost all daily activities. To achieve a healthy balance the brain must communicate properly with the inner ear, eyes and the joints. If this communication becomes impaired or interrupted, symptoms like dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders may emerge.
Balance disorders and dizziness are a growing concern across all age groups. Almost one in four adults under the age of 65 report symptoms of dizziness or imbalance to their GP but only 25% of them receive treatment.
The most common cause of balance disorders and dizziness is BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) but other conditions may include Meniere’s disease, Labyrinthitis, Vestibular migraine, Perilymph fistula and so on. However, dizziness and imbalance may be caused by non-vestibular causes such as side effects of medications, stress, tiredness and concentration, ageing, blood flow restrictions to the brain, neurological diseases and lack of exercise.
If you are suffering from balance disorders or dizziness, we suggest you talk to your GP or ENT specialist first who will then advise if you need vestibular rehabilitation.
Vestibular rehabilitation can include a collective of eye/head movement co-ordination exercises that are gradually progressed to improve function and reduce the effects of imbalance. If you would like to know more about vestibular rehabilitation you can contact the clinic.
- Conducting an Assessment
- Establishing Goals
- Working Through The Goals
- Supporting Your Rehabilitation