Dizziness and Physiotherapy

Did you know that physiotherapists can play a role in decreasing symptoms of dizziness? It’s called vestibular rehabilitation. 

Vertigo accounts for 20% of all working-age adult’s visits to General Practitioners. The vestibular system, which is located within your ear, is one of the main receptors to movement. When you move your head, the receptors in your semicircular canals send signals to your brain to help stabilise your eyes on an object, so you don’t find yourself getting dizzy. 

The goal of vestibular rehabilitation for people suffering from vertigo includes: 

  • Improving postural control and balance.
  • Improving the ability of the patient to see clearly when they are moving their head (gaze stability).
  • Decrease motion sensitivity.

Other benefits associated with vestibular rehabilitation include improving overall physical condition and reducing social isolation due to fear of experiencing dizziness symptoms. 

If you feel like you are struggling with vertigo and symptoms of dizziness, feel free to get in touch with one of our physiotherapists!