Vestibular and balance rehabilitation aims to help improve balance and reduce dizziness or headaches that are associated mostly with inner ear conditions. Some neurological conditions such as strokes or brain injuries can also cause issues with balance.
Issues with balance often come with other symptoms such as headaches, increased anxiety, problems focussing and an unsteady gait. These symptoms together can put people at a higher risk of falling and cause a loss of confidence which then impacts independence.
VIM Health therapists create specially tailored programmes for clients looking to see an improvement in balance, focus, headache frequency, reduce the risk of falling and of course, improve confidence.
After a thorough assessment, a detailed course of balance and falls therapy will be mapped out for each client and may include eye and head movement exercises, and exercises designed to improve standing balance and gait – this can include the use of different technologies and equipment.
Our balance and falls service is suitable for anyone suffering from balance issues due to an underlying condition, reduced confidence or due to reduced mobility because of old age, surgery and more. Often this program also supports people with inner ear conditions such as Meniere’s Disease, people with conditions like Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, and cervicogenic dizziness that is related to the movement of the neck.
As mentioned, people with acquired brain injuries and neurological conditions may also benefit from vestibular rehabilitation. Having a series of falls due to dizziness can cause people to become anxious and worried about attacks of dizziness or their stability and the likelihood of having another fall. This therapy aims to help reduce symptoms and give people the tools to help improve balance, ultimately restoring confidence and independence.
If you are ready to get in touch and start your health journey, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Initial chats are free of charge and are a great opportunity for you to ask any questions about our services.