Dizziness & Balance

Our specialist vestibular therapist can retrain your balance system to help you manage your dizziness or balance problems.

Photograph of the Bradley Stoke Physio Dizziness & Balance team

Treatment at your own pace

The treatment we provide can help you overcome the unsettling challenges that dizziness and balance problems can bring to your daily life.

We know that dizziness isn’t a ‘one-size fits all’ condition. Here at Bradley Stoke Physio & Health our vestibular physio, as our therapist with a special interest in dizziness and balance is known, will devise treatment for you based not only on the cause of your dizziness, but also on the ways in which it effects you. 

Your therapist will know how to pace your treatment as well, so you feel supported and not rushed in making progress. Depending on your symptoms, it can be quite a challenge to get your brain to relearn how to recognise and process signals from your balance system. Your therapist will give you confidence to use your new skills as soon as you are ready, whether that’s in your first session or once you have had more time to practice.

As you become more confident you can be assured, too, that your vestibular therapist will be able to continue to help as you face any new challenges.

Read more about your action plan and what to expect from your appointments at Bradley Stoke Physio & Health.

What type of Dizziness and Balance problems do we treat?

People seek our help because they consistently feel dizzy, have problems with their balance, or find that they regularly struggle with staying on their feet or performing daily tasks such as getting dressed.  Vestibular problems can be experienced by:

  • People who have no known cause for their dizziness or balance problems. It just happens to them.
  • Older people who find they are unsteady on their feet or have a fall.
  • People with particular vestibular-linked conditions such as:
    • Vertigo
    • Ménières Disease
    • Labyrinthitis
    • BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)
    • People who suffer from Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, or concussion

It is also possible to experience dizziness, or symptoms can be worse, if you are particularly stressed or anxious. If you feel that stress may be contributing to your dizziness, you may like to consider our Counselling therapy.

How do we treat Dizziness and Balance problems?

Our specialist vestibular therapist, Kath, will use Physiotherapy to treat your Dizziness and Balance problems.

Our qualified Dizziness and Balance therapist

It’s actually a rare thing to find physiotherapists who have a special interest in treating dizziness, or vestibular, problems.  Here at Bradley Stoke Physio & Health we have a highly trained and experienced vestibular physio ready to help you!

Click  below, to find out more:

Kath Stephenson 

How do you know if you need us?

If you have ongoing bouts of dizziness or spinning symptoms that don't seem to be resolving spontaneously, or ongoing light-headedness or unsteadiness after a more severe episode of dizziness, do give us a call.

"After an ongoing issue with dizziness and balance following labyrinthitis, I wasn't sure where to turn to fix it. Following a few sessions at Bradley Stoke Physio, where the lovely Kath looked after me and showed me some exercises to relieve my symptoms, I'm now like a new person! Excited now to finally walk in a straight line and up an escalator, she gave me my confidence back to do things I was once scared of. I would absolutely recommend Bradley Stoke Physio, what a lovely team of professional people who really look after you. Thank you!" - Claire F

How much will it cost?

Treatment under our Dizziness and Balance Service is charged at our normal physiotherapy rates.  The overall cost will depend on for how long you would like to receive treatment. 

A pricelist can be found here or browse our Physiotherapy page where you’ll find the associated costs at the bottom of the page.

Our therapists

Kathryn Stephenson

Photograph of Kathryn Stephenson

Clinic Director, Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor