There are many reasons why people suffer from a vestibular disorder. It may occur following a virus, an infection or a heavy knock to the head. In some cases, dizziness can arise when crystals, which form part of the sensory receptors in each ear, are displaced – a condition known as Benign Paroxismal Positional Vertigo or ‘BPPV’. However, it can also occur without any clear cause.
Many people wrongly believe that the way to get better is to avoid things that make them dizzy or otherwise provoke their symptoms. In neurological physiotherapy we do not avoid these things, instead we retrain your brain to cope effectively with the actions or environments which provoke your symptoms, so you can become symptom-free and regain your confidence.
At TherapyMatters we will work with you to specifically identify your key problems and to understand the role that they are having in your dizziness and lack of balance. We will design a tailor-made programme of specific vestibular physiotherapy exercises that target these problems and help your vestibular system and brain begin to recover from the injury that you have sustained. We know that physiotherapy with this condition can be daunting but we are here to help. Please phone us if you have any questions or need to discuss this some more, we are happy to help you and your recovery.