Diagnose the disease, detect its root cause,
discern its cure and then act appropriately. (thirukkural - 948 300 BCE)

Diagnose the disease, detect its root cause,
discern its cure and then act appropriately. (thirukkural - 948 300 BCE)

Vestibular

DIZZYCARE CLINIC

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 Selvanayagam
BSc PT, MSc PT, Cert.VRT (USA), MCSP

HCPC Registered Physiotherapist

Reg No PH70083

Consultant in Vestibular Physiotherapy

Director- DizzyCare Clinic Ltd

Our Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist

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.


Professional memberships

Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
Chartered Society of Physiotherapist (CSP)
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interest in Vestibular Rehabilitation (ACPIVR)
British Geriatric Society
Research & awards

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.

About us

Do you suffer from Vertigo, Dizziness or Unsteadiness?

Have you lost hope of getting better because you have been told or convinced yourself that:
It is all in the mind
OR
To learn to live with it
OR
Dizziness is due to aging.

Don't Despair

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.

Our Treatments


Vestibular Facts!


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


CONDITIONS/SYMPTOMS WE REGULARLY DEAL WITH AT THE DIZZYCARE CLINIC


Vertigo, Dizziness & Unsteadiness
Labyrinthitis
Vestibular Neuritis
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
Vestibular Migraine (aka migraine associated dizziness)
Motion hypersensitivity
Cervicogenic Dizziness
Multisensory Dizziness
Acoustic neuroma
Dizziness due to Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinson’s Disease. Etc
Dizziness due to concussion /head injuries
Ototoxicity (unsteadiness due to antibiotics or chemotherapy)
Age-related balance problems
Meniere’s Disease
Visual Vertigo
Visual dependency
Poor sensory integration
Risk of falling
Mal De Debarquement Syndrome (MDDS)


Tests & Treatments offered at the DizzyCare Clinic


Conditions Tests Treatments
BPPV Dix-Hallpike
Side lying test
Roll test
Epley
Semont
Brandt-Daroff
BBQ 270°, BBQ 360°
Yacovino (Deep head hanging manoeuvre)
Vestibular hypofunction (vestibular neuritis,
labyrinthitis,
acoustic neuroma, etc)
VOR Gaze stability test
Balance and
Postural Stability tests
VOR gaze stability exercises
Postural stability exercises
Gait re-training
Static and dynamic balance retraining
Multisensory disequilibrium of aging Multifactorial balance assessment Falls risk identification ,
falls prevention strategies
Strengthening exercises
Static and dynamic balance exercises
Gait re-education
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

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.

Home exercises will be prescribed where necessary and regular reviews will be offered as required



We are only a Skype away!

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.


PATIENTS' FEEDBACK

I came to see Samy a couple of weeks ago after being advised by my GP to try the dizzycare clinic to cure me of my BPPV which I have been suffering from to some extent since mid-April. My GP had given me some medication but it did not seem to make much difference. After assessing my dizzyness with some questionnaires Samy did a couple of manoevres and to my great surprise the dizzyness just vanished. The assessment and treatment took no longer than half an hour. Brilliant result and the dizziness has held off allowing me to do things that I found very difficult before e.g. floor exercises in the gym. Brilliant. I am so grateful to Samy and being told to see him. I wholeheartedly recommend to visit the Dizzy Care clinic if you have problems with vertigo. Thanks so much.
Hildegard Norton-Uhl

Aug 2019
I cant speak too highly of Samys care and attention. He saw me at very short notice and even came in specially to see me again on the very day he was going on holiday! His manipulation greatly improved my vertigo and I can thoroughly recommend him to anyone unfortunate enough to suffer from this.
Dianne Wiggin August 2019

Aug 2019
In January I became dizzy and nauseous. Months later there was no improvement I was struggling to functional at all, let alone manage my young children and job. I saw several specialists who gave me various diagnoses and different medications but nothing helped. The first time I saw Samy in May 2019 was the first time I dared to believe I might recover. His skill and understanding is second to none and in 30 mins he had worked out what was wrong, and more importantly identified exercises I needed to do to improve my symptoms. In 6 sessions I went from struggling to walk, to driving and returning to work. I hate to think what would have happened if Samy hadn’t been recommended to me, but I’m sure I would have lost my job and then possibly my home. I will be forever grateful. Thank you Samy for giving me the tools to get my life back.
C. Allen

Jul 2019
Dear Mr. Selvanayagam, I have been waiting to find out if I had any more vertigo problems since my second visit to your clinic on June 20th 2019. There has been no dizziness since then and I am so very pleased that I want to thank you so much for your treatment. I was surprised that the one manoeuvre was so successful. I will, of course, consult with you again if i should have a recurrence of the vertigo problem. Yours sincerely, with many many thanks
R J D Codsall

Jul 2019
Since an attack of vertigo 8 years ago, my head did not feel right with difficulty making rapid movements. I did receive medication which did not work. The Dr diagnosed me with BPPV. I also did the Brandt Daroff exercises which I found on the internet. I had been looking for an American trained Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist, and while searching the internet I found the Dizzy Care Clinic in Codsall. I phoned the clinic and got an appointment very quickly. A comprehensive vestibular assessment was carried out and I was diagnosed with rare Anterior Canal BPPV, Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction and Convergence Spasm of the eye. Samy gave me immediate treatment for the AC BPPV. By my second appointment my head movements had improved. Further treatment and tests revealed the cure of the AC BPPV. Samy gave me customized Vestibular exercises which I continue to perform and I was discharged after the second visit. I thank Samy for his professional and efficient treatment and I wamly recommend him to anyone with Vestibular problems including 'foggy head'.
MG from Leeds

Jul 2019
Thank you Samy for your speedy diagnosis during my recent debilitating bout of vestibular migraine. Within two weeks of following your advice on foods to avoid the dizziness and nausea had stopped and the eye coordination exercises have helped my confidence to return. Your professional, friendly and approachable manner was much appreciated and I would readily recommend you to anyone suffering from similar symptoms. Regards
John Morgan

Jul 2019
Samy, I owe you a huge thank you for the treatment I received at your clinic for my balance and dizziness which had been ongoing on and off for over 8 years. After only 3 sessions with you, the improvement has been more than I could have hoped for and I would not hesitate to recommend your clinic. So once again thank you.
E Turner

Jun 2019
Dear Samy Following my sessions at the clinic and discharge yesterday, please accept my sincere thanks for your kindness and patience with my treatment. I have seen my symptoms improve a great deal since I first visited you in April and intend to follow your advice and keep up the exercises! With kind regards and best wishes
JC

Jun 2019
Dear Samy, My balance problems had resulted in falls and a fractured wrist, so I was, therefore, afraid to go out without having someone to hold on to, and also afraid to drive. At our first meeting you identified my problem, and, over the following weeks gave me a programme of exercises which have helped me regain confidence, and I have resumed ordinary life without the constant fear of falling. I much appreciated your calm and kind manner, and I would not hesitate in advising anyone else with balance issues to contact you. Many thanks. Yours sincerely,
Barbara Tipton Wolverhampton

Jun 2019
Dear Samy When I came to see you I had been housebound for above two years, I was not sure if you could help me. I could not drive and needed aid when going out. I was like someone drunk, dizzy and unsteady. After just coming to see you three times I have my life back for which I thank you so much. I am now walking without a stick, I am not sure about driving again at nearly 80 but a big thank you. God Bless you in your work. Love P Hayward.
Mrs. P Hayward

May 2019
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    DizzyCare Clinic
    (NJB Physiotherapy Ltd)

    Oaktree Rise,
    Codsall, Wolvehampton,
    WV8 1DP

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