Vestibular imbalance

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Vestibular imbalance

At Spire Fylde Coast Hospital we understand that if you suffer from poor balance and dizzy spells, it can affect your life in many ways and reduce your confidence. Our physiotherapist, Elizabeth Spencer, specialises in vestibular rehabilitation and offers treatment for vestibular conditions.

Vestibular imbalance results in a wide range of symptoms. Patients initially present with acute dizziness often with related nausea and vomiting and as this settles patients are often left with feelings of imbalance which many describe as feeling that they are "viewing life through a goldfish bowl" or that they are "out of synch" with their surroundings.

The condition BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) responds well to a tailored programme of excercises which bring about adaptation to vestibular loss and decrease the over use of the visual ocular system thus allowing the patients to increase function and return to normal activities.

The Vestibular System, in the inner ear, controls balance and movement. Problems with balance and spells of dizziness are often caused when this system is not working properly. For example, an infection of the inner ear, such as Labyrinthitis, can affect balance and cause dizziness.

Patients who suffer with vestibular conditions often need additional support and therapy. Our physiotherapy team will provide each patient with a full assessment and appropriate rehabilitation therapy for their particular ailments.

We place a high priority on the accurate assessment and diagnosis of your condition ensuring that you receive the best treatment and advice, in order to help you return to good health as soon as possible.

  • At your first appointment a detailed history will be taken, followed by a thorough assessment of you condition
  • You will receive expert advice and treatment and we will provide you with a personal recovery programme tailored to your needs
  • We can also liaise with your GP and provide them with a detailed discharge summary at the end of your treatment

This service is open to all. For more information or to discuss your options please call the Physiotherapy Department on 01253 308066.

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