Specialist Vestibular Assessment & Rehabilitation Service

Vestibular Assessment & Rehabilitation is an effective and clinically proven assessment and treatment of patients with balance and dizziness problems

Vestibular Assessment:

This involves detailed and complex screening of patients complaining of dizziness, balance impairment, ataxia, headaches and neck pain. A thorough vestibular assessment differentiates the cause of these symptoms from peripheral vestibular pathology, central and brain pathology, cardiac, autonomic and migrainous causes. This detailed screening allows not only any impairments to be identified and improved with rehabilitation, but also identifies the other causative factors that might warrant further investigations. In this case the patient will be referred to their GP with a detailed report of the findings and investigation recommendations.

Vestibular Rehabilitation:

This involves the prescription of a personally tailored exercise programme that encourages the Central Nervous System to compensate for problems in the inner ear. These specific exercises have been proven to be clinically effective at reducing the distressing symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, associated falls and improving quality of life.

Examples of disorders that Vestibular Rehabilitation can help with:

  • BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Chronic vertigo/dizziness
  • Visual vertigo
  • Ongoing dizziness related to brainstem and/or cerebellar pathology
  • Balance disorders

Nick Hill
BSc (Hons) MRes MCSP ACPIVR

Nick qualified from University of Coventry with a 1st class honours degree in Physiotherapy in 2012 and gained a Master’s Degree at University of Brighton in Research in 2018.

He achieved membership of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Vestibular Rehabilitation (ACPIVR) and is now working at the Specialist Unit at Guy’s Hospital as well as here at JK Physio.

As well as being a specialist Physiotherapist in Vestibular Rehab and Assessment, he is also an experienced Musculo-Skeletal Physiotherapist

Appointments:

JK Physio
The Locksbottom Clinic
Crofton Road
Locksbottom
BR6 8NL

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