Our Vestibular Rehabilitation Clinic prides itself upon a Multi-Disciplinary approach to your care. The Clinics will always be extended for patient's needs and a 24 hour phone service is available.
Many Vestibular patients will suffer poor stability problems and anxiety even after treatment. Once you have completed your Rehabilitation we offer a service of Pilates and Massage to address these problems to help you to return to a full and active normal life. We also have an expert Neurological Physiotherapist on the team to whom we can refer you if the initial assessment flags up any suggestions of neurologiacal deficits.
Our Physiotherapists are Members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and are regulated by the Health Care Professions Council.
Aaron Trinidade is the dedicated ENT Consultant Surgeon for the Essex Dizziness and Balance Centre. He has an NHS practice at Southend Hospital with a sub-specialist interest in Otology (conditions and diseases of the ear, hearing and balance). After completing his medical training in 2001 , Aaron undertook ENT training in London and Cambridge. He went on to sub-specialise in Otology by completing two world-class Fellowships at Cambridge and Little Rock, USA. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, a member of the ENT-UK and of the Prosper Meniere Society, a society dedicated to disorders of the inner ear.
Aaron's training has given him clinical expertise in the rehabilitation of chronic ear disease such as tympanoplasty for perforated ear drums and more complex disease. He is also trained in the surgical rehabilitation of hearing in people who are hard of hearing and has a specialist interest in the management of dizziness and balance disorders.
Steve Oakley is the Clinical Lead and will undertake a detailed assessment of your Vestibular System on your initial visit. If you suffer from BPPV you should be alleviated of your signs and symptoms within one treatment. You will then be advised to attend for one further short follow up appointment in order to ensure that the condition has been fully resolved.
A personalised exercise regime will be designed to allow maximal compensation for any other Vestibular Disorders. Any prescribed exercises will be accessible under the Patient Resource tab to ensure that you do not forget what you have been taught.
Faye Owen has extensive experience in the Clinical setting, working as an HCA in the Private sector. She has worked alongside Steve with Vestibular patients since 2008. She is now the Team Leader of the Essex Dizziness and Balance Clinic and will ensure that you are seen promptly. She will be your first point of contact and will assist with the initial assessment and treatment and help you with after care. She will arrange for out of hours appointments and runs the 24 hour phone service She is also a Level 3 Pilates Instructor and runs daily classes at the Centre.
Nicky O'Dell trained at Kings college in London and qualified in 1999. Since then she has worked at Bromley hospital NHS trust in Kent and then Southend University hospital in Essex from 2000-2012. Alongside which, she has worked in the Private sector.
She specialised in Neurological Physiotherapy in 2002, working with acute and chronic neurological conditions in the hospital and community settings. These conditions include, stroke, head injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries and Parkinson's disease. She has completed the basic and advanced Bobath courses which is a worldwide recognised treatment approach for neurologically impaired patients as well as developed her skills in the treatment of spasticity.
Sam is an invaluable member of the team. As a qualified Occupational Therapist, she can assess your home environment to ensure that you have all measures in place to ensure your safety. Vestibular patients struggle in certain environments due to anxiety and panic disorders. Sam has a vast knowledge of Vestibular Disorders and will help you to face your fears by re-introducing you to those environments that are preventing you from leading a normal life.
As a qualified nutritional therapist and health coach Lianne educates, motivates and coaches her clients to make better food choices to help them achieve their health goals. The client can choose the level of support they feel they need to allow these choices to become long term, sustainable lifestyle habits.
Lianne passionately believes our health can be compromised by the food we eat, and how efficiently the nutrients are absorbed and processed by the body.
Our body systems are all linked. The functional status of these systems and their interconnections are key areas to be addressed when looking at enhancing health.
Call Lianne at Food Route Nutrition 0798 405 1800 for a ‘no obligation’ chat to see how nutrition can work for you.
Lianne qualified at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in 2013 and is a member of BANT and CNHC. She is also a Zest4life health coach, and a level 3 Premier trained personal trainer.