When there is a disruption to the balance system, such as an
inner ear infection, you can feel dizzy and sick. It can take
a while for your brain to get used to the change in information it
receives from the balance organs. Balance rehabilitation aims
to shorten the time it takes for the brain to re-learn how to use
information from the balance organs.
The brain is very good at re-training itself however it has to
experience the problem in order to do this. It is therefore
important that you remain as active as possible, and balance
rehabilitation will help to expose your brain to challenging
information from your balance organs, allowing it to re-learn how
to use this information.
We will discuss what movements or situations can make the
dizziness worsen and will practice some simple exercises
together. We will agree upon a few exercises for you to
practice at home that will expose your brain to more challenging
information from the balance organs and allow it to re-learn how to
use this information as quickly as possible. The aim of this
is to help you cope better in day-to-day situations.
We will either arrange to telephone you to see how you are
getting on or we will arrange a further appointment to discuss