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

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 attended dizzy care clinic serval times with Vestibular Neuritis. After five visits to Sammi I can not believe the difference it has made. Sammi is a kind, considerate person who understood what I was going through. Thank you for helping me get my life back. October 2018
Patricia West Midlands

Oct 2018
Thanks Samy for sorting out my dizzy spells so quickly and efficiently
Tony B (Brewood, Staffordshire)

Aug 2018
'Treatment for vertigo was excellent. I have been suffering on and off for two years. A friend recommended this clinic and the physiotherapist Samy Selvanayagam. His subject knowledge and treatment were both first class.'
Lawrence Goodall

Jul 2018
I had suffered with dizziness (BPPV) for about 10 days. It was impacting my ability to perform my job and certain aspects of daily living. Sleeping was the most difficult, as lying down made my dizziness worse. I was referred to Samy by a friend – I only needed the one visit. Samy performed a series of manoeuvres to my head which gave instant results. I felt a little ‘off’ for the following 36 hours but after that passed it was as though I had never suffered. It is indescribable in terms of the impact this intervention has on BPPV. Thank you Samy!! Regards Mark
Mark G

Jul 2018
I had suffered with vertigo for some time before seeing Samy. He diagnosed the problem (BPPV) and manipulated my head at the first appointment. I felt fuzzy-headed for about 48 hours following the treatment but was then OK. Samy had mentioned that this would probably happen. At the second appointment he checked that the vertigo had gone. He was very understanding and professional. It is wonderful to be clear-headed again. I highly recommend Samy. J D Brewood June 2018
J D, Brewood

Jun 2018
Dear Samy, I suffered from Vertigo for about four months in 2017, following a fall while on a sailing holiday last summer. Fortunately for me, a friend of mine suggested I contact you at the Dizzy Clinic. I am a keen tennis player and never having experienced anything like this before, found myself unable to live a normal life. I was amazed to learn that physiotherapy was for me the best solution to my problems of dizziness, not conventional medication as one might expect. At my consultation, you immediately diagnosed my problem and began treatment there and then. I was given a set of balance exercises to practice at home and following a number of appointments; I was given the all clear. My sincere thanks to you for all your efforts to help me get my sporting and normal life back. Kind regards K Gammon Wolverhampton, West Midlands
K Gammon

May 2018
'My illness started at work with stroke-like symptoms where I was taken to hospital in an ambulance. After many tests, taking several months, I was diagnosed with Vestibular Migraines. I had been suffering from constant dizziness, vertigo and nausea since the start of my illness and my neurologist recommended treatment with Samy at The Dizzy Clinic. The first few sessions were tough because I was constantly 'spaced out' and unable to stand up straight for more than a few seconds. After working hard on the exercises at home and listening to all of Samys advice I began to see a dramatic improvement. By the fifth session, Samy re-assessed my balance and discharged me. The difference from session 1 to session 5 was dramatic and I was astonished at how quickly I had improved. I would strongly recommend Samy to anyone experiencing balance/dizziness issues. I just wish I had found him sooner!
Rebecca, West Midlands

Feb 2018
While I knew my balance was deteriorating,until an inner ear problem, I did not realise how much I was losing my independence. From the first appointment I was given the hope that the situation could improve. I was given the 'tools' to work with,but needing a consistent effort from myself to achieve a positive result. With time I have regained not only my self confidence ,but greatly improved my life. Finally made it! Thank you again for your help.
Diane

Nov 2017
After visiting The Dizzy Clinic three times for consulations with Sammy and following his recommendations I am completely cured. I have suffered for a long time with dizzy spells which were brought on for no apparant reason. These spells made me very sick and put me to bed for days. After visiting Sammy, taking his advice about my diet, doing a few simple excersises I am now completely cured and as an extra bonus I have lost 2 stones in weight without trying to diet. Thanks to Sammy I now have a life again.
Richard Craig

Dec 2017
I attended the Dizzy Care Clinic as a patient with many complex illnesses, most of them causing dizziness, so I knew that Samy would only be able to help me to a certain degree. He was very attentive and empathetic to my circumstances of being ill long-term. I felt he understood my challenges more than other healthcare professionals! He decided the best way he could help me was by tackling my Vestibular Migraine through lifestyle modification, which included diet changes, no technology and sleep regularity. I committed to these changes for 4 months. The biggest improvement was my migraines became more managable in terms of pain intensity to the point that I could spend less time in bed during the day. Thus I could do a little bit more in the day since my reduced migraines also reduced my dizziness and imbalance. It was a relief to finally have stability in my home environment. Although I didnt continue at the Clinic, because I have so many other underlying illnesses I need to resolve, Samy taught me the healthiest ways possible to take control of my migraines! His advice was invaluable and kindness greatly appreciated. I will not forget the help he has extended to me on my illness journey. Thank you Samy and God Bless Feb 2018
Anonymous

Feb 2018
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    Oaktree Rise,
    Codsall, Wolvehampton,
    WV8 1DP

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