Vestibular Physiotherapy

Dizziness, Vertigo and Vestibular Physiotherapy Edinburgh

Good balance is essential for daily life, from getting out of bed to crossing the road. A healthy balance system uses information from the brain, inner ears, eyes, and joints, and enables people to see clearly when moving their head.

Balance disorders and dizziness are a growing public health concern across all age groups. Prevalence increases with age and these disorders are some of the most common complaints reported to GPs by older patients. Untreated, they result in worsening unsteadiness, loss of confidence and anxiety, difficulty with concentration and memory, inactivity, loss of independence, an increased risk of falls and costly falls-related injuries.

The most common cause of dizziness is BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) and affects a wide range of people including the elderly or those who have suffered a recent viral infection.

At Physis we have physiotherapists who are able to treat and rehabilitate patients with these problems

The facts of dizziness and vertigo

  • 1 in 4 people under the age of 65 report dizziness or vertigo
  • Less than 25% of patients who suffer receive treatment
  • 80% of fallers attending A&E had vestibular loss with over 41% having vertigo

What does physiotherapy do for dizziness and vertigo?

  • Eye and head movements
  • Exercises to improve standing balance and walking
  • Education and advice on improving confidence and function
  • Specialist techniques to reposition fragments in the case of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Advice on falls reduction and prevention

Give us a call and we will help you to address these problems. We do not have a waiting list and we can often make a significant difference in only a few sessions.

For more information from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy click here: physiotherapy_works_vestibular_rehabilitation

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