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Vestibular Physiotherapy (Dizziness & Balance Treatment)

Last updated: 3.01pm, Thursday 15th December 2022 by

Based at Hampden Sports Clinic, Alison McKinnon has 37 years physiotherapy experience. Working initially in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and specialising in the last 15 years in Vestibular Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation. She has worked extensively in Scotland, England, and Canada.

Vestibular Physiotherapy (Dizziness & Balance Treatment)

Alison is a member of the ACPIVR (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists with an Interest in Vestibular Rehabilitation). Alison has a BSc in Physiotherapy and is a Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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Dizziness & Balance Treatment

Dizziness is a very common symptom, and can affect up to a third of adults in their lifetime. It increases with age, and tends to be more common in the over 60 age group. It can occur in many medical conditions. Most causes are benign, but, occasionally it can be related to serious conditions, such as stroke, m/s etc. Therefore it is advisable to consult your GP/ or specialist Physiotherapist for further advice on management of the symptoms.

Effects of Dizziness

Dizziness can be a worrying thing to experience and can have an impact on everyday life. Balance can become reduced, and patients can develop a fear of falling, and reduced confidence in everyday activities.

The good news is that a lot of dizziness and balance problems can be very easily treated. Vestibular rehabilitation is the treatment used for these conditions.

First visit what to expect

The first assessment can take approximately one hour. Alison will do a thorough assessment, taking your medical history, as well as a physical assessment, balance tests etc. Following this, Alison will provide you with a customised treatment programme.

Alison will usually follow up with a telephone consultation a week or 2 later, and further treatment can be arranged as needed. Vestibular rehab can be very effective, and many people make full recoveries from balance and dizziness conditions.

For more information or to book an appointment - please Contact Alison or email