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Neurological Physiotherapy

In many cases, people who have experienced such problems as spinal injuries, brain injuries, strokes and those with other types of neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, could benefit from what is known as neurological physiotherapy.

When injury or disease damages the nervous system, muscles are often affected. This can result in them becoming either too tight, with possible trembling or spasming, or overly floppy, with associated weakness. A person’s movement may also become quite uncoordinated. Muscle problems can cause difficulties in swallowing or speaking and, sometimes, sensation is affected as well. As neurological physiotherapists are specially trained to work with neurological conditions, they are perfectly suited to helping patients achieve improvements in walking, balancing, stretching and strengthening muscles. Here at the Rehab Physio clinics, we have more than 20 years of clinical experience, coupled with membership of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology and other relevant professional bodies.

Experts in neurological physiotherapy provide individual treatment programmes

Professional physiotherapists specialising in the treatment of neurological conditions will typically have a wide range of possible therapeutic methods from which to choose. Hands on treatments are sometimes used, as are exercises programmes carried out by the patient. A technique known as functional electrical stimulation could be appropriate for certain patients and this involves treating paralysed muscles with tiny electrical pulses. This effectively exercises the muscles and can lead to an improvement in their function. For some people, walking aids might be recommended and options such as splints, botox injections or hydrotherapy could be useful for others.

Each patient undergoing neurological physiotherapy will have a treatment plan that is carefully tailored to his or her individual needs. In order to establish exactly what those needs are, an initial interview is generally used to find out any past medical problems that may be relevant, together with full details of the person’s current symptoms. A physical assessment is carried out which looks at movement, thoroughly examining the patient’s ability to coordinate different movements, balance and maintain a useful posture. Sensation is also investigated, along with the ease of performing daily activities. The resulting treatment plan aims to bring increases in mobility and, subsequently, fitness, which can lead to greater independence and improve a person’s quality of life.

Professionalism and passion combine to produce the best neurological physiotherapy services

At the Rehab Physio, we provide first rate professional neurological physiotherapy treatment because we are passionate about our work. Founders Christopher and Jennifer Wynne have trained extensively in clinical positions within the health service and gained membership of the Chartered Association of Physiotherapy. Clinics are based in different areas of the North West, which means that patients can choose to visit North Wales, Chester, Wirral or Liverpool for their assessment and treatment. Some people may not feel well enough to travel and we also offer home visits throughout the Manchester and Merseyside areas. If you have been trying to find a neurological physiotherapy service that is reputable and has the highest treatment standards, contact us today for more information.

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