vestibular rehabilitation


Vestibular physiotherapy is a specialist area of physiotherapy which deals with the system that controls balance and dizziness and when this goes wrong symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, headaches, fatigue and imbalance can occur.  Vestibular physiotherapy aims to identify the problem and rehabilitate the system to stop this happening.  

Whether dizziness and balance are of a sudden onset or have been a problem for some time, evidence has shown that vestibular rehabilitation can be effective in improving symptoms related to many vestibular (inner ear/balance) disorders.

Symptoms due to vestibular disorders can diminish quality of life and impact all aspects of daily living. They may also contribute to emotional problems such as anxiety and depression.  Additionally, a consequence of having a vestibular disorder can be that symptoms frequently cause people to adopt a sedentary lifestyle in order to avoid bringing on, or worsening, dizziness and imbalance.  As a result, decreased muscle strength and flexibility, increased joint stiffness, and reduced stamina can occur. 

​Physiotherapists are ideally placed to provide early screening and intervention to minimise the impact on daily life of balance and dizziness disorders.

Commonly treated conditions are:
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Vestibular Neuritis/Labyrinthitis
  • Visual vertigo
  • Migrainous vertigo/Vestibular migraine
  • Menières disease
  • Post operative rehabilitation following removal of acoustic neuroma

Please contact us if you want to discuss a specific problem or treatment in more detail or want more information.

physiotherapy in chepstow
SRC Physio offers a comprehensive physiotherapy and sports injury service in our clinic serving Chepstow, Caldicot, Coleford and surrounding areas...
More Info
acunpunture in chepstow
​Acupuncture is one of the many skills used within physiotherapy as an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation and as a means of stimulating the body’s own healing chemicals such as endorphins; melatonin to promote sleep, and serotonin to promote well being...
More Info
sport injury specialists chepstow
Sports Injuries
Whether you exercise recreationally or are a competitive athlete, we have a wide range of experience and can devise a rehabilitation program, tailored to your needs, enabling you get back to peak performance, quickly and safely...
More Info
massage in chepstow
Massage and sports massage are types of deep tissue massage designed to stimulate muscles and release tension that builds up in the body's soft tissues due to over-use, after injury, through inactivity or simply the stresses and strains of everyday life...
More Info

"Susan and her colleagues at SRC Physio were helpful, professional and friendly and the treatment I received was very effective. The cause of my pain was clearly explained as was each stage of the various types of treatment they used to help me. I was also given exercises to continue doing at home, with diagrams and videos, to help prevent the problem reoccurring. I am happy to recommend them."