Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular physiotherapy in London for vertigo treatment, dizziness and vestibular disorders, vestibular exercises for adults and elderly at home in London or at our practices. Vestibular physiotherapist in London.

What is vestibular physiotherapy?vertigo-vestibular-physiotherapist

Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialty of physiotherapy that aims to treat patients suffering from pathologies of the vestibular system, vertigo, balance disorders and kinetosis (more commonly called motion sickness).

What is the vestibular system?

The vestibular system consists of the inner ear and central nervous system, which are responsible for providing a sense of balance and spatial orientation. The nervous system is indispensable to motion, and balance as it helps with coordination, head position and posture.

Our vestibular therapist in London is specialised in vertigo BPPV physiotherapy for dizziness and balance issues, repetitive falls in older people and visual vertigo

Our vestibular physio in London has followed specific training in addition to their physiotherapy curriculum, in order to specialise in vestibular physiotherapy, providing extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathologies of vestibular and neuro systems, and rehabilitation techniques.

Thanks to their specialisation, our vestibular physiotherapist in London offers their expertise to patients suffering from vestibular conditions, vertigo and dizziness, balance issues and repetitive falls. Our physiotherapist’s knowledge in vestibular rehabilitation in London will be an essential key in the management of your vestibular disorders.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Vestibular physio in London, vestibular rehab exercises and vertigo treatment for dizziness and loss of balance. Vestibular rehabilitation at our practices in Monument Moorgate EC3, Belgravia SW1 or Clapham SW4.

Our vestibular physiotherapist will provide vestibular rehabilitation at our practices in London:

  • Our clinic in Monument close to Bank, Moorgate and London Bridge
  • Our clinic in Belgravia Westminster near Victoria, Knightsbridge and Sloane Square
  • Our clinics in Clapham near Battersea and Balham

Our clinics are located just 10-15 minutes travel from each other by public transports.

Vestibular home visit physiotherapy, vestibular rehabilitation and vertigo treatment at home in London

If you are unable to travel to our clinics due to your vertigo, vestibular disorder or because of a busy schedule, our vestibular physio in London can provide vestibular exercises at home for a rehabilitation in the comfort of your own place.

Vestibular problems and rehabilitation with our vestibular physiotherapist, vertigo treatment covered by all major health insurances, incl. AXA, BUPA, CIGNA and WPA.

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA InternationalAXA PPP), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

For more information or to book an appointment for vestibular physiotherapy rehabilitation in London, call us on 0207 125 0262 & 0782 455 3765.

What is vestibular disorder?

A vestibular disorder or balance disorder can be the result of a disease or injury attacking your vestibular system, which is responsible for your balance in motion. It can happen anytime in life, although more commonly as you get older. Vestibular disorders can have different symptoms depending on the type and cause of the condition, but it affects firstly your sense of balance.

What are symptoms of vestibular disorder?

Vestibular disorders are often manifested by:

  • Vertigo, dizziness
  • Postural instability, imbalance
  • Visual instability, blurred vision
  • Disorientation
  • Off-balance sensation
  • Falling, stumbling

There can also be secondary symptoms sometimes associated to the main symptoms of vertigo and vestibular problems:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Instability
  • Diarrhea

Vestibular pathologies may lead to socio-professional repercussions, sometimes justifying an interruption of activities.

Neuro physio rehabilitation

Our physiotherapists specialised in neurology conditions will help you retain your level of autonomy by working on your mobility and improving your quality of life

Elderly physiotherapy

Taking into account your conditions or/and limitations, our mobility physio program for older people can help set and achieve goals to improve mobility, strength and confidence

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What are the different vestibular disorders?

The most common vestibular conditions include the following:

  • BPPV: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. This type of vertigo happens when tiny calcium crystals come loose and move from one part of the ear to another area they shouldn’t be in. It sends the wrong message to the brain, which then thinks you are moving when you’re not, causing a spinning sensation and dizziness.
  • Vestibular neuritis: it is caused most often by a viral infection, affecting the nerve that brings sound and balance information from the inner ear to the brain.
  • Menière’s disease: usually caused by a virus or allergy, bringing too much fluid into the inner ear. The disease often leads to sudden vertigo, ringing or buzzing sound in the ear, pressure in the ear and hearing loss that can, in serious cases, become permanent.
  • Kinetosis: most commonly called motion sickness
  • Labyrinthitis: inner ear infection caused by the inflammation of the labyrinth, deep inside the inner ear. On top of dizziness and vertigo, it also leads to ear pain, ear pressure, fever, nausea and fluid coming out of the ear.

Vestibular physiotherapy can also take care of disorders that includes vertigo and other balance disorder symptoms such as:

  • Agoraphobia
  • Acrophobia
  • Falls, and mostly repetitive falls in older people

What can physiotherapy do to help with vertigo and vestibular disorders?

Vertigo treatment and vestibular rehabilitation will be targeted according to each patient and their pathologies. A good Vestibular physiotherapist will not only aims to free patient from their dizziness, but also to stimulate and encourage the central nervous system to compensate for the deficient function or organ.

Vestibular physiotherapy consists of stimulating the damaged vestibular sensor by substituting its deficiency with the help of proprioception and exercises, engaging and improving the following:

  • Perception of the positions and displacements of the body
  • Postural automatisms
  • Oculomotor reflexes
  • Ocular proprioception
  • Repeated confrontation with situations of imbalance
  • Walking

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

What is vertigo BPPV treatment?

On top of the vestibular rehabilitation methods stated above, vertigo (BPPV) can also beneficiate from manual therapy to help relocate the loose crystals to the right area of the inner ear.

Vertigo therapy involves simple and effective techniques of head movements and exercises that will help reposition the fragments in the inner ear, which cause the dizziness symptom in BBPV. This is a very specific technique that need to be done by a specialised vestibular physio.

A global treatment plan for vertigo with our vestibular physiotherapist will involve the following:

  • Exercises to help with the eye and head movements
  • Exercises to improve balance when standing and walking
  • Manual techniques to help reposition the crystals in the inner ear
  • Education and lifestyle advice
  • Fall prevention

More info on Vertigo Treatment and BPPV Treatment

How do I know if I need vestibular rehabilitation? Do I need to treat my dizziness?

Dizziness is a very common symptoms millions of people experience every day, which most of the time happens for a few seconds whether you are standing, laying down or moving from one position to the other. However, if the feeling of dizziness lasts longer, from several minutes to hours, or if you experience the symptom for a few seconds but very often, vestibular exercises with physiotherapy may be what you need.

What is dizziness? Am I feeling dizzy?

Feeling dizzy is a term that can involve different symptoms and sensations such as:

  • Feeling off-balance and unsteady
  • Feeling lightheaded
  • Woozy sensation
  • Feeling like things around you are moving
  • Vertigo
  • Feeling like you are spinning or floating
  • Swaying sensation
  • Feeling like you may faint

How long does vestibular therapy take?

Vertigo physiotherapy treatment and vestibular rehabilitation will – like any physiotherapy rehabilitation, take more or less time depending on the level of your balance disorder and what sort of vestibular therapy you need.

Some patients may be feeling much better after only 1 or 2 sessions, while others will need several weeks to a few months in order for their vertigo disorder to improve, or at least be manageable.

Our physiotherapist in London specialising in vestibular rehabilitation will assess you thoroughly and build a personalised treatment program to target each of your needs, and thus with regular sessions. In certain cases, our physiotherapist can team up with our osteopath to speed up your recovery.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.