Improve your dizziness, vertigo, balance and walking

  • Dizziness is a sensation of light headedness, faintness, or unsteadiness
  • Vertigo has a rotational, spinning component, and is the perception of movement, either of yourself or your surrounding objects
  • Disequilibrium means unsteadiness, imbalance, or loss of equilibrium that is often accompanied by spatial disorientation

The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements. If disease or injury damages these processing areas, vestibular disorders can result. Vestibular Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy is an exercise programme designed to address these problems.

The most commonly diagnosed vestibular disorders include

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis
  • Ménière’s disease
  • secondary endolymphatic hydrops
  • perilymph fistula

Symptoms

There are a variety of symptoms associated with disorders of the vestibular system.  These include:

  • dizziness
  • vertigo (an illusion of motion)
  • blurred vision
  • impaired balance
  • unsteady walking
  • reduced concentration
  • increased fatigue