Our team of experienced physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants offer a variety of treatments and services to provide person centred neurological rehabilitation, for a variety of neurological presentations.
Bespoke exercise and stretching programmes
Review of positioning and transfers
Ideal positioning and the ability to transfer between positions efficiently is reviewed, with the aim to maintain independence and maximise quality of life. Intervention around transfers may involve the use of mechanical equipment such as hoists or specialist chairs, non-mechanical equipment such as banana boards or walking aids, transfer techniques and strengthening exercises.
Soft tissue mobilisation, including myofascial release
Mobilising the muscles and other soft tissues helps release tension leading to better range of movement and flexibility. The healing process is sped up through the removal of waste products and mobilisation will also break up scar tissue.
Gait training and progression
Therapeutic intervention and exercises are provided to improve walking ability, focusing on walking pattern, standing posture, muscle strength, and muscle memory. They may be used in conjunction with walking aids.
Use of splints, braces, and orthoses
These devices are designed to maintain a body part in a certain position which can prevent, or correct deformities caused by a condition and help facilitate activities that would otherwise be limited, such as picking up objects or walking. We can facilitate referrals to NHS and independent services together with recommended suppliers.
Many neurological conditions result in issues with fatigue, and we offer workshops and bespoke programmes that will provide information about the impact of fatigue and techniques for how it can be better managed, reducing its impact on day to day activities.
Referral to other specialist services
These include but are not limited to orthotics and wheelchair services, podiatry and dietetic services, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, psychology and mental health services and social services.
Constraint Induced Therapy
These interventions focus on reducing the impact of certain presentations of Stroke, brain injury, MS, or adult CP on upper limb function. CIT encourages functional movement of the affected limb through restriction of the more able limb and repetitive, structured, and targeted rehabilitation programmes and exercises using the affected limb.
We can incorporate taping into treatment when clinically indicated to reduce swelling through soft tissue compression, support anatomical structures, restrict the movement of injured joints, and prevent re-injury. Taping can also be used to enhance proprioception – awareness of own body space, that is important for movement.
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Light touch is used to support the body’s ability to balance and heal itself, through palpating the synarthrodial joints of the cranium. It is suitable for the majority of presentations and can be used as an adjunct to more traditional physiotherapy treatments.
Research has identified the importance of good nutrition, particularly when managing a neurological condition and we offer workshops and bespoke programmes that will provide information and advice for how to make changes and better incorporate good nutrition in to day to day routine. We can also make referrals to dietician services where clinically indicated.
Sports and Swedish Massage
During a sports massage the session is customised to target areas of the body likely to sustain injury or pain following work or sport related activity. This type of massage will also help reduce muscle strain and promote healing.
Alternatively in a Swedish massage the body is treated holistically with an emphasis on enhancing circulation and reducing muscle tension. It can help promote relaxation and reduce stress.
This is used as an integrated approach to support the management of pain and inflammation. Imbalances and trigger points within the body are identified and with the use of needles, this relaxes specific muscles and stimulates the body to repair, promoting recovery and enhancing rehabilitation. Acupuncture is painless and for many people aids relaxation.
Pilates and Yoga
Exercise Classes for Parkinson’s disorder presentations and where neurological conditions have affected balance
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) for the upper and lower limb
Liaison with other healthcare professionals
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