Vestibular Physiotherapy

Vestibular rehabilitation is the treatment for dizziness / balance disorders.

The balance system / vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process the information involved with controlling balance and eye movements.  If disease or injury damages these processing areas, vestibular disorders can result.
1 in 4 people will suffer a balance / dizziness disorder, with increased incidence with age.

Although dizziness is a common symptom, living with this problem can significantly impact your lifestyle and function. Traditionally, dizziness has been treated with medication, but this appears ineffective in long term balance / dizziness problems. Vestibular rehabilitation is however shown to be effective in 80% of balance and dizziness disorders.

Vestibular rehabilitation uses specialised exercises to address specific areas of your condition. The individual goals of vestibular rehabilitation vary, depending upon the type, cause and duration of vertigo/disequilibrium. Your physiotherapist will work with you to develop a program to meet your specific needs.

Conditions treated:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), the most common cause of dizziness
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Menieres disease
  • Post trauma / post concussion dizziness
  • Migraine vertigo
  • General unsteadiness of aging / Multisensory imbalance / Falls in elderly
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Bilateral vestibular failure
  • Dizziness post stroke / MS
  • Central ischaemia or cerebellum degeneration causing loss balance
  • Superior Canal Dehiscence.


Meet the team

For further information about Balance Physiotherapy services, or to book an appointment please call 01925 752333 or contact us

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