At Golden Ears Audiology Clinic, We provide Vestibular rehabilitation for
– BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
– PPPD (Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness)
Did you know?
The following symptoms may indicate vestibular dysfunction:
– Vertigo when rolling over in bed, getting into and out of bed
– Dizziness with head and body movements such as moving the head up, down, sideways and whilst bending down or going up and down stairs.
– Dizziness when walking and turning the head in either direction
– Dizziness when walking in busy environments such as shopping centres.
– Dizziness when reading a book, looking at computer screens and using the mobile phone.
We offer Vestibular Rehabilitation for £79 and follow ups at £59
Frequently Asked Questions
Why am I dizzy?
The vestibular system includes parts of the inner ear and brain that help control balance and eye movements. If the system is damaged by disease, aging or injury, vestibular disorders can result and are often associated with symptoms such as vertigo and dizziness
What is vestibular rehabilitation?
Vestibular Rehabilitation is an exercise based approach designed to reduce the symptoms of dizziness and imbalance.
What symptoms can vestibular rehabilitation help?
Vestibular rehabilitation can assist with all the symptoms listed above.
The vestibular system contains 5 organs that are sensitive to different types of movement.
The saccule detects gravitational changes and the utricle detects linear movements. The 3 semicircular canals detect rotation of the head.
Information about these head movements is sent from the vestibular system to the cerebellum which coordinates the motor movements needed to maintain posture and balance, such as postural reflexes and ocular reflexes.
Disorders of vestibular function result in abnormalities in these reflexes and lead to symptoms such as dizziness, imbalance, vertigo and reduced visual acuity.
Vestibular Injury and Compensation
The body can compensate for vestibular injury by recalibrating the brain areas that controls balance.
Compensation occurs naturally in most people, but when it is not successful, vestibular rehabilitation therapy may be required.
Vestibular exercises are incorporated to enhance the remaining vestibular, somatosensory, or visual function.
Incomplete compensation can limit head movements in individuals as rapid head rotations to the direction of the damaged vestibular organ, does not keep the eyes fixated on the visual target. This reflects an abnormal ocular reflex as visual acuity is degraded during head rotations.
This can cause limited participation in activities which leads to disability and handicap and impairment of quality of life.
“Frequent episodes of vertigo— whether lasting only for a few seconds or days on end are a primary sign of a vestibular dysfunction, especially when linked to changes in head and body position ”