Intensive Rehabilitation Technology

Intensive rehabilitation technology

The latest research in rehabilitation indicates that at least 80 hours of intensive rehabilitation not only provides the best outcomes to patients with neurological conditions, but also results in improvements which are more likely to last. Our track record shows that we can achieve better results than physios working with older techniques and more basic […]

Gait Retraining

The term ‘gait’ describes how a person walks – not just how their legs move, but their whole body posture, balance and movement. Our LiteGait equipment consists of an overhead frame and suspension system which is used as a partial weight-bearing device so that patients feel lighter and are able to walk when they may […]

Tyromotion

Spinal cord injury rehabilitation

Tyromotion is a world-leading company which provides robotic-assisted and computer-aided therapy technology. At The Rehab Physio we use their PABLO system which can be applied for assessment and rehabilitation in several different ways for different parts of the body.

Rebound Therapy

Rebound therapy began to be developed in the 1980s, by a physiotherapist named Eddy Anderson who worked with children with both physical and learning disabilities.

Innowalk

Foot drop physiotherapy

Neurological rehab depends on giving the correct demands to muscles and the central nervous system, and this can be hard – if not impossible – to achieve for those with a disability that affects their entire body and their ability to control posture. Our Innowalk technology means that this problem can now be overcome for many more patients.

Spasticity Management

Spinal cord injury rehabilitation

Spasticity is when muscles make over-active movements in ways the person can’t control. It’s a result of damage to the brain and spinal cord, which together form the central nervous system. Spasticity shows itself in a variety of ways depending on the size, location and age of the damage. There can be a number of harmful secondary effects such as pain, deformity and impaired function.

Residential Treatment

Neurological physio is at its most effective when used intensively – what’s sometimes called the ’24 hour approach’. The brain and nervous system are highly adaptable, and will respond to the demands placed upon them, but the essential thing is to ensure the correct demands are applied regularly, according to a daily and weekly plan of therapeutic exercise, devised by a physiotherapist.

Neurological Physiotherapy

Functional electronic stimulation (FES)

The underlying principle of Neurological Physiotherapy is that the human body is an amazing thing. It adapts to the demands we put on it.

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is a treatment that helps people improve movement and function with the support of being in water.

Home Visits

Clearly, in some cases people are unable – or find it difficult – to travel to our main clinic due to the nature of their condition. For these individuals The Rehab Physio offers home visits and some ‘satellite’ clinics – treatment facilities set up in different localities across the northwest.

Hand & Arm

It’s usually the case that hospital physiotherapy focuses on mobility and getting you home safely. This is clearly valuable as initial care, but people with conditions affecting their upper limbs – such as loss of tone or spasticity – often don’t get enough rehabilitation to reach their goals of recovery.

Functional Electronic Stimulation (FES)

Functional electronic stimulation (FES)

FES is a treatment that helps stimulate the nerves that make muscles contract. This means that with FES, muscles that have been paralysed by a neurological condition can still be exercised and kept in good condition.
It works by giving a small electrical charge, which allows the nerve ending to cause a muscle contraction. It’s a little like reproducing what the brain does naturally in normal circumstances to make our muscles work.

Repeated use of FES can have a carry-over effect and help recover movement and function of otherwise paralysed muscles. All cases are different, but often an FES device doesn’t need to be worn all the time once recovery has been achieved, and for some there’s no need to carry on wearing it at all after the treatment period.

FES devices can also be used ‘functionally’ – helping people to achieve a movement or a task that they otherwise would not have been able to do. It can often help them to carry out day-to-day tasks.
Repeated use of FES can have a carry-over effect and help recover movement and function of otherwise paralysed muscles. All cases are different, but often an FES device doesn’t need to be worn all the time once recovery has been achieved, and for some there’s no need to carry on wearing it at all after the treatment period.

FES devices can also be used ‘functionally’ – helping people to achieve a movement or a task that they otherwise would not have been able to do. It can often help them to carry out day-to-day tasks.

Dynamic Movement Orthoses

Stroke Rehabilitation Physiotherapy

All of our Physiotherapists are specially trained to assess for suitability, measure and fit DMO products.

Dynamic Movement Orthoses (DMO) are lycra-type aids that give support and stability to specific parts of the body, with the aim of enhancing normal movement.

There has been a lot of research in recent times into these complementary aids, and DMOs are proven to help improve stability, posture, dynamic balance and muscle tone, when part of an overall programme of specialist physiotherapy.