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NEURO PHYSIOTHERAPY

Neurological physiotherapy involves the treatment of anyone with movement and function disorders, whose problems originate within the body's nervous and neuromuscular system. Our specialist neurological physiotherapists aim to address specific impairments, such as abnormalities in gait, balance and co-ordination, as well as weaknesses of the affected muscle groups.  They also help to keep any unaffected muscle groups strong and maintain overall endurance and stability to reduce the risk of falling and increase balance confidence. Additionally, they aim to educate the patient about their condition and promote a healthier lifestyle and mental wellbeing. 

 

They may use motivational techniques to encourage and help increase participation in social activities and work responsibilities, where applicable. For those patients who are bed bound or wheelchair dependent, our physiotherapists help with weight management, provide advice on self-care and help to reduce secondary risk factors/co-morbidities. 

 

We can provide physiotherapy treatment at the clinic for adults and teenagers presenting with neurological physical problems who are independently mobile (e.g. able to walk outdoors by themselves, with or without the support of a walking aid or carer). If you are reliant on a wheelchair or are bed-bound we may be able to offer a home visit if you live within the catchment area of the clinic. We aim to meet the specific physical needs and targets of our patients. Thus, whether you require a course of treatment or simply assessment and advice, we are happy to provide help.

Conditions we provide neuro physiotherapy treatment for include: 

  • Stroke

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Multiple Sclerosis 

  • Spinal cord injury 

  • Brain injury

  • Guillain Barre Syndrome

  • Charcot-Marie Tooth Disease 

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy 

  • Neuropathies

  • Vestibular disorders <link to Vestibular disorders page>

  • Adults with cerebral palsy 

  • Functional movement disorders

  • Bell’s Palsy

  • Other Neurodegenerative diseases (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), infratentorial superficial siderosis, Huntington’s disease)*.

 

*If a neurological/neuromuscular condition of interest is not on our list, please contact us to check if we can address it.