Vestibular rehabilitation is a specific form of Physiotherapy used to treat the symptoms of dizziness, vertigo and imbalance caused either a problem with the inner ear or with the balance centres in the brain.
Physiotherapy has been shown to be very effective at improving the function of the vestibular system and reducing unpleasant symptoms.
A detailed assessment will help determine the best exercises.
The vestibular apparatus are located in the inner ear where they detect movements of our head before sending the information to the brain for processing.
It is very important for stabilising our gaze (enabling us to read signs whilst we are moving) and for our balance.
A problem in any part of the system can cause dizziness, vertigo and imbalance.
A problem with the vestibular systems often causes symptoms of imbalance, dizziness and vertigo. It can also make you more sensitive to moving images and these symptoms may be experienced in supermarkets, lifts, on escalators and whilst travelling.
Most people recover from an episode without ongoing problems but some times the messages from the inner ears get out of sinc. This can cause symptoms to persist.