The Vestibular system includes parts of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information involved in controlling balance and eye movements. There are a number of ways in which the vestibular system can be upset leading to symptoms of
- Vertigo and dizziness
- Lack of balance and spatial disorientation
- Visual disturbances
One of the most common causes of dizziness is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), a disorder of the inner ear resulting in episodes of intense dizziness on certain head movements. BPPV has been shown to respond very well to specialist Physiotherapy in the form of Vestibular Rehabilitation.
Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based programme to encourage the central nervous system to compensate for problems in the inner ear. Following a thorough examination a personal exercise programme will be developed for the sufferer to practice as a home exercise.
For more information download this information paper from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy: Click here .
Our Physiotherapist Cathy Gordon
Vestibular and TMJ (Jaw) problems are the specialist area of Physiotherapist Cathy Gordon, who is the co-founder of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Temperomandibular Disorders (ACPTMD). There’s more about Cathy here.
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