What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?
Vestibular Rehabilitation is a bespoke program, designed to help with a variety of 'dizziness' (vestibular) problems, which occur when the vestibular organs are damaged by disease or injury. Download our flyer here.
Following damage to the vestibular organs, the brain can no longer rely on them for accurate information about equilibrium and motion, often resulting in dizziness, vertigo, balance problems and other symptoms. The goal of Vestibular Rehabilitation is to retrain the brain to recognize and process signals from the vestibular system in coordination with vision and proprioception. Some of the exercises and activities involved in Vestibular Rehabilitation can provoke symptoms as the body and brain adjust to the movement patterns. However, symptoms and balance can improve over time if the exercises are correctly and faithfully performed.
Who would benefit from Vestibular Rehabilitation?
Vestibular Rehabilitation is beneficial for individuals experiencing dizziness, vertigo or balance problems. Common vestibular problems include:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Ménière’s Disease
- Vestibular Neuritis
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
- Cervicogenic Dizziness
- Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome.
- All of our therapists are trained in Vestibular Rehabilitation and our Specialist team are based at Hobbs South East, Liss.