Finding the right person for the job

Vestibular rehabilitation, also known as vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT), is a specialized form of physiotherapy used to treat vestibular disorders.  Symptoms of a vestibular disorder are characterized by dizziness, vertigo, and trouble with balance, posture, and vision. These primary symptoms can lead to secondary symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, and lack of concentration.
There is high level evidence that VRT is beneficial for Unilateral Vestibular Disorders ‘Cochrane review Jan 2015 by McDonnell et al‘ and so it is worthwhile booking in with a Vestibular Physiotherapist for an assessment to see if they can help alleviate your symptoms.
An article released in Physiotherapy Journal ‘Physiotherapy 105 (2019) 307-314 by A.J. Male et al’ researched evidence based practice of Physiotherapists who have an interest in Vestibular Rehabilitation.
This paper picked up on some interesting findings…
Did you know that Vestibular Rehabilitation is not routinely included in a Physiotherapy Degree?
80% of Physiotherapists interviewed in this journal reported no training in Vestibular Rehabilitation within their degree program. Vestibular Physiotherapists rely on external courses, current research and in-house training to become specialists within this area.
So when you are looking for a Physiotherapist to help you with VRT it pays to ask about extra training to find the right person for the job.

To find a fully qualified and registered Physiotherapist in your area, use the Physio2u directory on the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website: https://www.csp.org.uk/public-patient/find-physiotherapist/physio2u

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