The vestibular system includes parts of the inner ear and brain that control balance. If these systems become damaged or diseased this can lead to problems such as vertigo, dizziness and balance problems. Vestibular Rehabilitation is specialist form of treatment used to help reduce these symptoms and improve quality of life.
In a recent audit of our vestibular service, the average patient perceived success of treatment was 92.5%. The average percentage of time symptom free following treatment was 88.6%. An average of only 2.4 treatment sessions were required per patient to achieve these results
Conditions that can be treated with vestibular rehabilitation can include:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Bilateral Vestibular Failure
- Visual Vertigo
- Vestibular Neuronitis
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Migraine Associated Vertigo
- Mal de Debarquement Syndrome
- Dizziness associated with Migraine
- Meniere’s Disease
- Age Related Dizziness
Neurocare physiotherapists are trained in specialist techniques, treatments and exercises to help ease the symptoms. The initial assessment lasts approximately an hour, following which you will be given an individualised treatment programme to practice regularly at home. The length of the treatment programme varies with each individual but at each session you will be re-assessed and your exercise programme will be progressed. Our vestibular rehabilitation treatments are available throughout Lancashire and Cumbria at our clinics or in your own home if preferred.