Vestibular Physiotherapy at Oak Park
What is the vestibular system?
The vestibular system in your inner ear detects head movements and helps to control balance. When injured, it can cause dizziness, balance problems, and vertigo.
What are the common causes of dizziness and balance problems?
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
- Vestibular neuronitis
- Whiplash and neck pain
What is Vestibular Physiotherapy?
Vestibular Physiotherapy is a specialised exercise-based program, designed by a trained vestibular physical therapist, to improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness.
What conditions can vestibular physiotherapy be beneficial for?
- Vertigo and dizziness
- Gaze instability
- Blurred vision
- Imbalance and falls
Is a referral required?
The service works closely with medical specialists, with a preference to act on a referral from a consultant or local GP.
Can I claim this service as an extra on my health insurance policy?
A session may be claimed on private health insurance depending on your level of cover, please check with your private health insurance provider.