Neurological physiotherapy acknowledges a simple fact: the human body is an amazing thing, with a fantastic ability to adapt to the demands we put upon it. With physiotherapy skills, experience, technology and techniques, we can help the body to find ways to help patients with a range of neurological conditions.
Injury or illness affecting central nervous system - including the brain and spinal cord – can stop or limit communication between the brain and parts of the body. This may mean patients can suffer loss of movement and feeling, or uncoordinated movements, weakness, spasm and tremor.
Neurological physiotherapy is all about using different methods to develop new communication pathways in the body, or to improve the existing connections that your brain is struggling to use. This is achieved through repetitive actions and exercises, to improve the delivery of the signals being sent to and from the brain to the affected area of the body. The treatment can help our patients improve such symptoms as loss of balance, loss of hand and arm, or leg and foot function, walking, spasticity and pain.
Our neurological physiotherapists are skilled in analysing posture, muscle tone, movement control, co-ordination and interaction with your environment. From this analysis they can tailor a plan that helps you to put just the right demands on your body, so it can respond efficiently, and develop with practice.
It’s important to realise that there are many developments in neurological physiotherapy which are not available through the NHS. These are the kinds of treatments that we as independents can access; they often help patients to discover undiscovered potential for recovery.
The types of condition we treat include:
- Head or brain injury
- Spinal injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Complex children’s neurological conditions
- Complex polytrauma/ catastrophic Injury
- Muscular dystrophy
- Parkinson's disease
- Multiple sclerosis (M.S.)
- Motor neurone disease
- Foot drop
- High tone or spasticity