Neurological Physiotherapy

Neurological Physiotherapy

Neurological Physiotherapy is a specialist branch of Physiotherapy. Physiotherapists have expert knowledge and skills in the assessment and treatment of people who have a neurological condition. Our therapists have experience in the assessment and treatment of people with a variety of neurological conditions including spinal cord injury, stroke, head injury, MS, Parkinsons, and Guillan Barre disease. This is not an exhaustive list so please contact us if you would like to discuss how we may be able to help you.

Neurological disease or injury can affect many aspects of a person’s body and life including:

  • Memory
  • Concentration
  • Ability to plan and carry out daily tasks
  • Sensation: numbness, pins and needles, pain
  • Perception of your body and the environment around you
  • Vision
  • Communication
  • Weakness and co-ordination
  • Spasticity and spasms
  • Fatigue

On the first assessment we will discuss your difficulties with you. We will analyse your movement and determine how in combination with other aspects of your condition this impacts on your ability to carry out daily tasks. After this comprehensive assessment our Physiotherapists will then discuss what you want to achieve and devise a rehabilitation plan tailored to you and your circumstances.

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The human brain is capable of learning throughout your adult life and this includes after injury. With intensive input the brain can adapt, making new connections so intact areas of your brain can take over from injured parts with the potential to improve movement and ability to perform tasks with independence.

Treatment can include:

  • Strengthening, stretching and balance exercises
  • Anti-Gravity Rehabilitation
  • Re-education of movement and posture
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Arm and Hand Rehabilitation
  • Home exercise programs
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation for people with drop foot and other walking difficulties

We also focus on supporting you in the management of your condition optimising your quality of life.

We can work with you to:

  • Advise you on appropriate equipment to increase your ability to function in everyday life
  • Recommend ways to manage fatigue so you have more energy for the things you enjoy
  • Help you implement strategies to minimise complications associated with your condition
  • Educate you and those who care for you on the best ways to move and position yourself particularly if spasticity and spasms are a problem
  • Advise you on exercise programs and appropriate equipment to optimise your fitness levels