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Ben Muvhuti - Physiotherapist and Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist

Picture of Ben Muvhuti - Physiotherapist and Vestibular Rehabilitation specialistBen graduated from the University of Zimbabwe in 1999 with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy.

Following this Ben worked in the Zimbabwe National Health Service gaining experience in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, neurological and respiratory physiotherapy. Ben also worked with one of the Zimbabwe premier football team for 2 seasons.

In 2005, he moved to the UK and worked in Occupational health at the Port of Felixstowe in Suffolk, providing musculoskeletal and ergonomic Physiotherapy to dock workers at the Port of Felixstowe. In 2007, Ben joined his wife in Kent and joined the NHS in Canterbury and later Coxheath in 2010.

Ben joined The Physiotherapy Centre in 2008 on a part time basis and also continues to work for the NHS.

His interest in is in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and vestibular rehabilitation. He has gained an advanced vestibular rehabilitation qualification and works with ‘dizzy’ patients in both the NHS and in Private Practice.

Ben Muvhuti is also a qualified vestibular rehabilitation therapist with an advanced vestibular rehabilitation qualification. Ben has experience of working for the Falls Prevention Service in Maidstone in the NHS alongside his clinic here at The Physiotherapy Centre.

Ben enjoys watching and playing football.

Qualifications:

  • BSc Hons Physiotherapy
  • Member of HCPC
  • Member of CSP

Vestibular Rehabilitation

What is vestibular rehabilitation and who will benefit?
Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise based programme designed to promote central nervous system compensation for:

  • The Ear - Vestibular Rehabilitationinner ear deficits which can be short term or long term. We are able to help with the following conditions:-
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular neuritis

When vestibular organs are damaged by disease or injury, the brain can no longer rely on them for accurate information about equilibrium and motion, often resulting in dizziness, vertigo, balance problems and other symptoms. This can be a disabling experience.

Our goal, with vestibular rehabilitation is to retrain the brain to recognise and process signals from the vestibular system in co-ordination with vision and proprioception.

What happens next?
We will perform a thorough evaluation that begins with the patient’s medical history, observing and measuring posture, balance and gait and their compensatory strategies.

The assessment also includes eye - head co-ordination tests. We also look at frequency and severity of symptoms in relation to associated lifestyle changes.

Treatment will involve:

  • Epley manoeuvre
  • Customised home exercise programme
  • Balance exercise
  • Eye-head co-ordination retraining

For further information or a call back from Ben please contact our reception team on 01795 435060.

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