Neurological Physiotherapy

Neurological Physiotherapy

We have a Chartered Physiotherapist with 15 years of specialist experience in the treatment of neurological conditions.

Older woman receiving Neurological Physiotherapy treatmentExamples of some of the neurological conditions that can be treated are shown below:

  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Brain Injury
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Guillain Barre
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy

The Physiotherapist will initially complete a thorough assessment of your condition and your current abilities. This will be used to develop realistic short and long term goals with you and these will be at the centre of your rehabilitation. The goals will help guide the direction of your treatment and help you to achieve your maximum potential.

Neurological Physiotherapy can help:

  • Improve mobility
  • Reduce Spasticity
  • Reduce pain
  • Improve balance
  • Improve functional ability
  • Improve stamina/fitness
  • Increase muscle strength

Physiotherapists can also liaise with other health professionals – Occupational Therapists, Orthotists, Speech and Language Therapists and Social Workers, with your consent, to provide the best possible treatment.

Spasticity Management

Neurological physiotherapy can be used to help reduce spasticity which may help to relieve associated pain and allow active movement to become easier. Treatments may include passive stretches, home exercise programme, splinting alongside occupational therapists, hydrotherapy and advice regarding Botulinum Toxin.

We have close links with a specialist occupational therapist and can provide an integrated spasticity management service if this is required.

Hydrotherapy

We offer hydrotherapy in a fully accessible pool. Exercising in water can help to reduce spasticity, reduce pain, increase independence of walking, improve balance, increase muscle strength and stamina. Often people can achieve activities in the water that are not possible on dry land. This can provide a confidence boost and lead to improvements in your abilities in every day activities. You do not need to be able to swim to benefit from hydrotherapy.

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)

FES is a device which enables muscles to contract when they are paralysed as a result of central nervous system damage. It is commonly used to correct ‘dropped foot’, which can occur in people with Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury or cerebral palsy. Our physiotherapist is trained in the application of FES, and is happy to talk to you if you would like to know more about how it may help you.