What is vestibular rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabilitation is focuses on the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of people with dizziness and balance disorders. 

What is the vestibular system

The vestibular symptoms comprises 2 small sensory organs, located within each inner ear. This system then communicates with the brain, eyes, muscles and joints to feedback positional and balance sense to the brain so that corrections can be made to maintain balance and keep you upright.

What conditions benefit

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional vertigo also known as BPPV
  • Vestibular Hypofunction
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Vestibular Neuritis 
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Motion Sensitivity
  • Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness also known as PPPD
  • Dizziness following head or brain injury
  • Dizziness due to neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or Multiple Sclerosis

How you will be assessed

Assessment comprise multiple approaches which may include 
  • Visual Testing
  • Balance Testing 
  • Reflex Testing
  • Neurological Testing
  • Manual testing such as Dix-Hallpike

What treatment approaches are used

Following an assessment an individualised treatment and management program will be discussed and decided on together. This may include

  • Education 
  • Home exercises program
  • Manual treatments such as the Epley Manoeuvre
  • Onwards Referral if appropriate