Specialist neurological physiotherapy treatment can often dramatically relieve symptoms and improve confidence for those with balance problems. Our treatment can aid rehabilitation through training improved mobility and balance. We work with you to improve body awareness, minimise vestibular symptoms, and also to treat secondary problems, such as visual fixation, and neck and thoracic stiffness.
Balance is something many people take for granted. Usually, walking over uneven ground, negotiating crowds or supermarket aisles, and getting on and off escalators don’t make us feel anxious or in any way concerned about our balance. However, when our balance is affected, simple activities can become extremely fatiguing and sometimes provoke anxiety.
During treatment, your physiotherapist will give you advice to help you resume your normal daily activities, which may have hitherto been avoided due to anxiety about dizziness.
orthotics and footwear aids for balance problems
The foot is of paramount importance in balance and standing. It is vital that the foot has optimal contact with the floor; correct and well-fitting footwear is extremely helpful in achieving this. We have close professional links to orthotists and podiatrists who can give individual advice on appropriate orthoses, splints and footwear.