Neurological Physiotherapy

What is Neurological physiotherapy

Neurological physiotherapy refers to the treatment of people with disorders of or damage to the brain, spinal cord or nerves. This includes the following conditions:

  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Huntingdons Disease
  • Head Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Guillan-Barre
  • Charcot Marie Tooth
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation; caused by BPPV, Meniere’s Disease, Labrythitis or Cerebellar Strokes
  • Falls Rehabilitation
  • Other Neurological conditions

Why have Neurological physiotherapy

The aim is to identify and improve movement potential, mobility and Independence with everyday activities. This may involve the re-learning or re-establishment of movement patterns that help us to function to the maximum of our ability and improve quality of life. Treatment is specific to each patient and tailored according to individual goals and life styles.

What’s involved

Our neurological physiotherapist will give you an initial assessment. You will be asked questions about your diagnosis, symptoms and medical history and discuss your goals and expectations of the physiotherapy. Depending upon the symptoms you present with it may involve the physiotherapist looking at the following:

  • Posture, balance and imbalance
  • Muscle power and tightness
  • Joint stiffness
  • Altered sensation
  • Co-ordination
  • Progressive balance exercises
  • Daily activities

After the assessment your treatment may involve hands-on neurological physiotherapy treatment of soft tissues, stretches and joint mobilisation. Your treatment plan and goals will be discussed.

What to wear

It is recommended to wear loose comfortable clothing that allow freedom of movement should the physiotherapist need to do some exercise therapy with you.

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