DizzyCare Clinic is a private vestibular physiotherapy clinic, established in 2012, to offer high-quality evidence-based vestibular physiotherapy.
DizzyCare Clinic is one of a very few clinics in the UK which exclusively offers specialist vestibular physiotherapy for patients with vestibular disorders.
DizzyCare Clinic aims to offer the first appointment within 48 hours after the initial request was made for an appointment
Our highly specialized vestibular physiotherapist will carry out a thorough assessment and will provide customized vestibular rehabilitation for patients with vertigo, dizziness, unsteadiness, and fear of falling caused by vestibular disorders.
We have a high success rate in diagnosis and treatment of BPPV, peripheral vestibular hypofunction, vestibular migraine and falls prevention etc. We are humbled to say that patients come to our DizzyCare Clinic from hundreds of miles away.
Samy has more than 20 years of experience in physiotherapy out of which more than 12 years he has been specialising in vestibular rehabilitation
Samy successfully completed Prof. Susan Herdman’s Vestibular Rehabilitation course and gained competency certification in 2009.
Robert Williams International award by CSP for a research poster presented at World Confederation of Physiotherapy (WCPT) Congress at Amsterdam in June 2011.Other employments
Samy works as a Senior Physiotherapist in the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Hospital Trust, Wolverhampton, West Midlands since 2006.
At DizzyCare Clinic we will try our best to help you to get rid of your dizziness and improve your balance so that you can do the things that you always enjoyed doing without fear/anxiety of getting attacks of dizziness.
Vestibular dizziness affects 1/3 of adults aged 40 years and older, according to a US study.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Labyrinthitis, Vestibular Neuritis, Vestibular migraine and vestibular hypofunction due to aging are the most common types of vestibular disorders.
Vestibular medications such as betahistine, prochlorperazine, and stemetil etc. are frequently used for vertigo and dizziness; these medications are helpful for a short term during acute attacks. Taking these drugs long-term can impede natural recovery and could even cause untoward side effects such as Parkinsonism.
Vestibular rehabilitation is an evidence-based approach to the assessment and treatment of vestibular disorders. Certain vestibular conditions such as BPPV can even be diagnosed and cured within one or two sessions. But, according to a UK based study, people are waiting on average 92 weeks (14-202 weeks) for the correct diagnosis and successful treatment in the NHS.
Customised vestibular rehabilitation under the supervision of vestibular specialist is superior to conventional approaches such as watchful waiting, vestibular medications, generic exercises and self-treatments using internet materials and Youtube instructions
Side lying test
BBQ 270°, BBQ 360°
Yacovino (Deep head hanging manoeuvre)
|Vestibular hypofunction (vestibular neuritis,
acoustic neuroma, etc)
|VOR Gaze stability test
Postural Stability tests
|VOR gaze stability exercises
Postural stability exercises
Static and dynamic balance retraining
|Multisensory disequilibrium of aging||Multifactorial balance assessment||Falls risk identification ,
falls prevention strategies
Static and dynamic balance exercises
Balance- confidence building exercises
|Vestibular Migraine||ICHD-3 (A1.6.6 Vestibular migraine)||Customised vestibular rehabilitation
Food and Life style advice
|Visual Vertigo||Situational Characteristics Questionnaire||Virtual reality exercises|
|Motion Hypersensitivity||Motion Sensitivity Quotient||Habituation exercises|
Referral to the DizzyCare Clinic
We accept self-referrals from patients and family, GP referral, consultant referral and referrals from Insurance companies, solicitors, and case managers
What to expect when you are at the DizzyCare Clinic?
First, we will conduct a thorough assessment through detailed history taking, physical examination & special tests to find out the underlying cause/causes of your dizziness, unsteadiness, and vertigo
Once the underlying cause of dizziness is established, we will choose the right type of treatments to address your dizziness, unsteadiness, and risk of falling.
Some people can sort out their vertigo/dizziness with the help of Drs GOOGLE and YouTube. Sometimes these tools can be helpful especially when one has to wait for weeks and months to see a specialist in a state-run hospital. Unfortunately, DIY success rate is very low for self-diagnosis and self-treatment of vestibular disorders; if DIY hasn't helped you, we will be happy to help you out.
"Distance doesn't matter any more"
"Dont have to worry about driving to the clinic when you are dizzy"
"Don’t have to wait for a lift to attend the appointment"
We offer consultations via Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp and phone.
Earlier this year there was a stressful event within the family and that seemed to make the dizziness worse and I felt as if I was veering to one side when walking, but again I tried to just carry on as usual until June, when I had an ear infection in both ears which set off the dizziness quite badly again. During the year I also began to feel very anxious about feeling dizzy and started to avoid socializing and had time off work. I was feeling dizzy whenever I went out to the shops or out for a coffee with a friend and only felt I could go out if my husband was with me. Even at home I felt dizzy when cooking in the kitchen or doing household chores. I stopped doing Pilates which I enjoyed because I felt dizzy. I saw my GP during this time and they offered anti-depressants to help with anxiety which I didn’t really want to start as I didn’t feel that I was depressed although I was very anxious about the dizziness. I did take up mindfulness which helped a little. The GP referred me back to the ENT consultant again.
I had been looking online to try and find some answers to what I was feeling and I came across the Dizzycare Clinic in Codsall and I booked to see Samy. Straight away I felt that he knew what I was talking about and he gave me a list of foods to avoid and strategies to try along with exercises to build up. He gave my some clear ideas of what I had been going through in terms of vestibular migraines and PPPD which I had never heard of before. I felt that I had something I could work on to help myself and that I could take more control of how I was feeling.
At first I was still very anxious about feeling dizzy doing the exercises but gradually I felt I could do more without feeling so anxious all the time. Although I still felt dizzy at times I was feeling more relaxed and that I could manage things. Samy also said I should tell friends and family more about how I felt and doing that also helped in making me feel more relaxed about whether I wanted to socialize or do activities. They were all more understanding than I thought which made me feel better. Gradually over the weeks I built up the exercises and was able to go out and do things without feeling so anxious and dizzy all the time. I feel much more confident and although the dizziness is still there at times it is not dominating what I think about and the anxiety I feel is much less, although I know there are some triggers including tiredness, stress and certain foods which I now try and manage more carefully. I have started Pilates again which I am enjoying and I also feel more confident about going out and taking part in social activities.
I am very grateful to Samy for listening and being patient with me when I was feeling anxious about trying new exercises. He gave me the confidence to help myself through the strategies and exercises he taught me.
S Clayton (Stafford)