What is Neurological Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement and optimising potential. It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking into account the variations in health status. A neurological Physiotherapist has a special interest in treating patients who have sustained damage to their nervous system from either injury or disease.
The nervous system is highly complex and includes the brain, spinal cord and nerves to the face, body, arms and legs. These patients may need help to overcome some of the following functional difficulties :
- Swallowing (dysphagia)
- Washing and / or dressing
- Getting in and out of a bed / chair / car
- Negotiating stairs
Movement may have become awkward, painful and / or difficult to control, making these everyday activities more of an effort and could lead to a loss of independence. The Physiotherapist needs to use their knowledge of movement, how the nervous system works and ways of promoting learning to work with each patient to solve their unique problems in the most appropriate way.
Conditions we treat
Conditions that may benefit from intensive neurological rehabilitation include the following:
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Medical conditions causing acquired brain Injury
- Spinal Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Motor Neurone Disease
- Cerebral Palsy
- Guillain Barre Syndrome
What could the clinic offer you:
- Individualised assessment and treatment.
- Help to achieve your personal goals in life and treatment using outcome measures.
- A friendly atmosphere in our accessible and well equipped centre.
- Therapists who will work closely with you and your family and friends.
- The chance to maximise your potential, to enjoy moving more freely when carrying out day to day activities.
- Regular update to your referred consultant.
Helping you to be as well as you can be and maintain your level of activity by providing :
- Intensive blocks of treatment.
- One off consultations with your treating therapist to offer expert help and advice.
- Flexible appointments including some evening or weekends if required.
We have specialist therapists in the following areas:
- Bobath Concept and other neurological approach
- Body weight support gait trainer and Treadmill
- Neuro Pilates
- Myofascial Release techniques
- Hand splinting
- Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
- Oswestry Standing frame – sit stand training