Conditions

What We Treat

At Neurological Physiotherapy we can work with any neurological condition or presentation.

Stroke, Parkinsons Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Headache and Migraine, Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, Spinal Cord Injury, Complex conditions affecting pain and movement, Cerebral Palsy, Peripheral Nerve Injury, Guillain Barre Syndrome, ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Treatment post Cancer including Mastectomy, Ataxia, Dystonia, Functional Disorders, Dyspraxia, Fibromyalgia, Muscular Dystrophy, Myopathy, Motor Neurone Disease, Transverse Myelitis, MSK conditions with a neurological basis.

Here are some of the more common conditions we treat and typical care that we can provide:

Stroke (CVA)

Every patient who has suffered a stroke will receive a full holistic assessment to identify their needs and goals. Evidence based treatment will be tailored to suit each individual patient and can help with arm or leg weakness; walking, movement, or balance difficulties; coordination problems and to improve general fitness levels. Out therapists can support the patient to self-manage their physical changes long term.

www.stroke.org.uk/finding-support/support-services/stockport-stroke-recovery-service

www.stroke.org.uk

Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

We offer one to one expert assessment to identify what aspects of patients’ movement require improvement. Treatment will potentially cover the relief of joint pains plus teaching exercises and stretches to prevent recurrences of pain. We will work closely with patients to develop an exercise for life programme tailored to their problems to assist in the long-term management of the condition. We have close links with medical and nursing staff and regularly update them on our patients’ progress, particularly when they have review appointments.

www.parkinsons.org.uk/

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Symptoms following a TBI will differ for each patient. There can be issues with physicality, personality, cognition, emotional state and speech. Symptom management and prevention of secondary complications are very important. Treatment is tailored and a patient’s individual needs. It may include soft tissue mobilisation and stretches to ensure good joint and muscle alignment. Exercises and movement focus on strengthening muscles and reduce the effort of activity.

www.headway.org.uk

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

For our MS clients we offer thorough expert assessment to establish any movement, balance, postural deficits, or issues with pain. We offer a range of therapeutic techniques which may involve a hands-on approach; with soft tissue work, joint mobilisations, task specific, strengthening, flexibility and balance exercises. We offer advice regarding positioning, moving and handling techniques, and maintenance of long-term exercise plans. We can regularly liaise with your MS nurse if required, plus refer onto other services if necessary, such as occupational therapy, podiatry and FES.

www.mssociety.org.uk

Headache and Migraine

There is a good evidence base that physiotherapy can support the treatment and management of different types of headache and migraine. We develop an individualised programme with patients, which may include any of the following: soft tissue and joint mobilisation, trigger point release, myofascial release, acupuncture, Pilates, kinesiology taping and postural correction.

www.migrainetrust.org

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

Hereditary spastic paraplegia is a general term for a group of rare inherited disorders that cause weakness and stiffness in the leg muscles. Symptoms gradually get worse over time.

It’s also known as familial spastic paraparesis or Strümpell-Lorrain syndrome.

It’s difficult to know exactly how many people have hereditary spastic paraplegia because it’s often misdiagnosed.

Estimates range from 1 in 11,000 people to 1 in 77,000 people.

www.nhs.uk/conditions/hereditary-spastic-paraplegia/

rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/hereditary-spastic-paraplegia/

Conditions

What We Treat

Please see links for further advice and information on the following conditions:

Spinal Cord Injury

www.spinal-research.org/injury

www.spinal.co.uk/learn/understanding-sci/

Complex conditions affecting pain and movement

www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Complex-Regional-Pain-Syndrome-Fact-Sheet%20

Adults with Cerebral Palsy

www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/community/cerebral-palsy-in-adults/

www.yourcpf.org/adults-with-cp/

Peripheral Nerve Injury

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peripheral-nerve-injuries/symptoms-causes/syc-20355631

https://www.amboss.com/us/knowledge/Peripheral_nerve_injuries

Guillain Barre Syndrome

www.nhs.uk/conditions/Guillain-Barre-syndrome/

www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Guillain-Barré-Syndrome-Fact-Sheet

ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

www.nhs.uk/conditions/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs/

https://meassociation.org.uk/

Treatment post Cancer including Mastectomy

www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/diagnostic-tests/neurological-examination

Ataxia

www.nhs.uk/conditions/Ataxia/

www.ataxia.org.uk

Dystonia 

www.dystonia.org.uk/what-is-dystonia

www.nhs.uk/conditions/Dystonia/

Functional disorders

www.fndaction.org.uk/what-is-fnd-2/

http://fnddimensions.org/what-is-fnd/

Dyspraxia

http://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/about-dyspraxia/

www.nhs.uk/conditions/developmental-coordination-disorder-dyspraxia/

Fibromyalgia

http://www.fmauk.org/

www.nhs.uk/conditions/Fibromyalgia/

Muscular Dystrophy

www.musculardystrophyuk.org

www.nhs.uk/conditions/muscular-dystrophy/types/

Myopathy

www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Myopathy-Information-Page

Motor Neurone Disease

www.nhs.uk/conditions/Motor-neurone-disease/

www.mndassociation.org

Transverse Myelitis

www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Transverse-Myelitis-Fact-Sheet

MSK conditions with a neurological basis

www.acnr.co.uk/pdfs/volume4issue4/v4i4rehab.pdf

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