Physiotherapy Treatment for Dizziness or Vertigo

Here at Susan Quin Physiotherapy, I take a detailed history of your dizziness or vertigo and then go through a series of tests (e.g. Dix-Halpike and Supine Roll Test) to diagnose the cause. Physiotherapy treatment will depend on the source of your symptoms (e.g. dizziness from BBPV, dizziness from stiff neck joints or poor balance).


How can Physiotherapy Treatment help Dizziness or Vertigo?

Physiotherapy helps dizziness or vertigo by using Vestibular Rehabilitation. This is a special treatment that helps patients who suffer from a range of illnesses linked to dizziness/vertigo and balance. 

This will include specific exercises for you. These will include eye and head movements (e.g. eye tracking), balance exercises, specialised movements to reposition crystals in the inner ear (Epley Manoeuvre), education about your condition and advice on falls prevention (floor surfaces, slippy mats, footwear, glasses).

Manual therapy to loosen stiff neck joints can also help dizziness if the cause is from your neck. Physiotherapy exercises also help to loosen and strengthen your neck and so decrease dizziness. Physiotherapy balance exercises help dizziness if poor balance is the cause of your dizziness. Sometimes you may need further investigation with a GP, Audiologist or Specialist. I can refer you on if required.

What is the Vestibular System?

The Vestibular System is a sensory system and is part of the inner ear. It provides your brain with information about movement, head position, vision, proprioception (perception of position and movement of your body) and spatial orientation (where you are in relation to the surrounding environment). This helps you to control your balance and eye movement. 

Symptoms of a Faulty Vestibular System

If the Vestibular system is not processing information properly you may experience vertigo, dizziness and balance issues resulting sometimes in falls. You may also feel muscle tension, headaches, fatigue, anxiety, nausea and vomiting.

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Vestibular Rehabilitation is a specialised form of physiotherapy that retrains the vestibular system and the brain to process the information that controls your sense of balance correctly. This is done through specific treatment movements and exercises to reduce dizziness and improve balance.

What Conditions can cause Dizziness/Vertigo?

  • Meniere’s Disease (inner ear disease)
  • Labyrinthitis (inflammation of the vestibular nerve in the inner ear)
  • Vestibular Neuritis (inflammation of part of the inner ear)
  • Cervical Vertigo (dizziness from altered neck joint mobility)
  • Poor balance (often comes with ageing)
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) (due to changing head position or movement affecting crystals in your inner ear)
  • Brain (dizziness due to problem in the brain)

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Susan Quin Physiotherapy provides Home Visits for Personalised Physiotherapy Assessment and Treatment in the Raheny, Clontarf, Killester, Artane, Fairview, Donaghmede, Clongriffin, Malahide, Portmarnock, Baldoyle, Sutton and Howth areas.

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