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Vestibular & Dizzy Conditions

Our specialist physiotherapists at Spire Murrayfield Hospital are experienced in the treatment of dizziness and balance disorders. They will take a thorough history and detailed assessment of your condition, provide you with a tailored recovery programme and help you back to living a normal life again.

Dizziness means different things to different people. Symptoms commonly experienced include:

  • vertigo - dizziness with a spinning sensation
  • nausea or vomiting - particularly when symptoms start suddenly
  • feeling light-headed or hung-over
  • floating, feeling unsteady or off-balance
  • sensation of moving even when you are stationary
  • reduced hearing, tinnitus and a blocked ear(s)
  • anxiety and loss of confidence

Not everyone experiences all of these symptoms as each individual episode of dizziness is unique. Often people make a full recovery, but for those who don't, vestibular rehabilitation can help to significantly improve quality of life.

Conditions commonly treated include:

  • vertigo
  • dizziness
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • labyrinthitis
  • vestibular neuritis/neuronitis
  • acoustic neuroma
  • balance difficulties

Our specialist physiotherapists are happy to receive self-referrals and GP referrals. They work closely with the Neurologists and ENT consultants at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, and onward referral can be arranged if required.