The London Balance Clinic

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Welcome to the London Balance Clinic.  Our mission is to provide affordable, sophisticated and accessible specialist dizziness and balance services to the people of North West London and beyond.  Based at our modern Therapies and Wellbeing health center in Harrow, we focus on delivering a holistic and integrated care to all our patients. 


Whether you feel dizzy, light-headed, giddy, unsteady, out of focus, faint, feel like the world is spinning around you (vertigo), unable to walk or keep falling – we are here to help.  We specialize in identification and rehabilitation of most common causes of dizziness and imbalance.  Our approach is tailored to patient’s needs and expectations, and our sophisticated consultation structure ensures patient’s comfort and trust.


We have all experienced the symptoms of vertigo, dizziness and unsteadiness at some point in our lives.  The balance symptoms can be debilitating and frightening.  In some cases they can be so severe and persistent that people experiencing them may have to stop working and socializing.  This can lead to the reduction in quality of life, isolation, anxiety and depression.  It becomes a vicious cycle – the dizziness will cause anxiety and vice versa. 


That’s why it is beneficial to seek professional help – here at the London Balance Clinic we offer a direct access to dizziness and balance care, without the need to see your GP first.  We don’t have waiting lists, and you do not have to go to the hospital.  The consultation lasts 30 minutes and we use the latest, state-of-the-art technology to derive at an accurate identification of the problem.  Following the consultation, we will design a course of highly-specialized balance rehabilitation therapy therapy that will help to get you back to normal living.


We are a team of health professionals, whose specialist interests lie in the area of treating people with balance disturbances. In very occasional situations, we may have to refer you for further medical consultation.  Reassuringly, we work alongside prominent Neurologists and ENT Consultants in the area, allowing you access to the best medical care.




Andriy Drypen


Andriy Drypen is our Lead Vestibular Specialist, with many years of experience in balance assessments and rehabilitation programmes.  He has a keen interest in peripheral balance disorders caused by the inner ear dysfunction, and has helped many people with symptoms of dizziness, vertigo and imbalance to get back on track and improve their quality of life.  Mr Drypen has been practicing at a number of private hospitals in North West London since 2012, providing a sophisticated balance care of the highest standard, and attaining only the most positive feedback from his patients.  He has also established a successful network of healthcare professionals, which allows him to deliver the most integrated and holistic service.


Mr Drypen attained his degree with Honours at the University of Southampton, before proceeding to complete his training alongside prominent consultants at a number of NHS hospitals across the South East of England.   Working at different clinical sites created many opportunities to get maximum exposure to both the profession and the way the healthcare system is managed and funded.  Recognising the need for innovation and simplified access to the NHS, Mr Drypen often took part in planning and campaigning for healthcare services redesign for the benefit of patient care.


After completing his training in the NHS, Mr Drypen took on a role of a Clinical Services Manager at a global private healthcare provider, charged with improving the quality of patient care, working closely with local GPs and health commissioners, and guarding the equality and diversity of the service.  Mr Drypen is a strong supporter of promoting patient’s choice – patients must be fully involved in the choice of the healthcare provider, be it the major NHS hospital or a modern private clinic based in a convenient high-street location.


The years of first-hand experience and significant exposure to the NHS and private healthcare, allow Mr Drypen to implement the most sophisticated and patient-orientated assessment and rehabilitation strategies in his private practice.  His aim is to improve access and affordability of vestibular (balance) services in the North West London.  He is fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists, governmental bodies that oversee the integrity and quality of care delivered to patients by the healthcare professionals in the UK.  To maintain his professional registrations and to constantly enrich his knowledge of the latest research and technological developments in the field of dizziness and balance, Mr Drypen regularly attends professional conferences and clinical workshops.

Jesse Cope


Jesse is the lead physiotherapist at the London Balance Clinic and works alongside Andriy overseeing the Vestibular rehabilitation therapy work.


Jesse has a special interest in Balance and Vestibular training having worked alongside some of London's leading Neurologists and ENT consultants.


He trained in London and Qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2003. After working in the NHS for 10 years he came to join The Body Factory as the lead Physiotherapist in 2012.


He has completed specialist Balance Physiotherapy training in England and America and uses his training help those suffering from Imbalance, dizziness and vertigo.

Samantha Duncan


Samantha is a highly experienced and a specialist physiotherapist. She has special interest in Neurological and Vestibular disorders. She is a registered physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council, and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. She is also a member of the Association of Physiotherapists in Neurology and Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Vestibular Rehabilitation.


Since qualifying as a physiotherapist from the University of Brighton in 1994 she has gained a wealth of experience in all conditions and has previously worked at Addenbrookes Hospital, Mount Vernon Hospital, Harefield Hospital, Ealing Hospital, The Spinal Injuries Unit at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and more recently Northwick Park Hospital. This has given her the expertise she needs to treat all conditions with a particular interest in vestibular disorders, stroke rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, balance difficulties and spinal injuries. 


She uses a combination of normal movement, strengthening, exercise therapy, vestibular rehabilitation including adaptation, habituation and Epley manoeuvre, progressive balance training, gait training, education and self-management skills to help people achieve their movement potential. She is keen to involve family and carers in optimising recovery potential.


She ensures she keeps her skills up to date by engaging in continuing professional development - this has also included being part of a group of specialist Neurology physiotherapists who are involved in teaching and evaluating current evidence.


In every situation where there is neurological impairment there is always benefit from physiotherapy to address the direct symptoms and also the secondary or indirect symptoms of neurological change.


Dr Michael Gross - MA MD FRCP


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