NeuroPhysio is experienced in helping people recover from a variety of neurological disorders
Helping People Recover
At NeuroPhysio we help children and adults with many different conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord and the nerves connecting them to the rest of the body.
Injury or disease can make it difficult to move, feel and continue with the activities that matter most to a person, often resulting in a loss of independence. Our Neurological Physiotherapists can identify the physical and sensory causes of these problems and develop effective neuro rehabilitation programmes to improve them.
NeuroPhysio is experienced in helping people recover from a variety of neurological disorders including following stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal injuries, catastrophic brain injuries, spinal injuries, dizziness/balance disorders and complex trauma.
Neuro Physiotherapy is an essential part of stroke rehabilitation. A stroke can have a profound effect and result in a variety of problems including:
- Changes in muscle tone.
- Altered sensation.
- Visual difficulties.
- Problems with memory and thinking.
Our specialist Neurological Physiotherapists are experienced in understanding these problems and working with individuals who have suffered a stroke to improve their ability to complete the activities that matter most to them.
Traumatic Brain Injury
The effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are wide ranging and can include:
- Problems with speech.
- Dizziness and balance problems.
- Memory or concentration problems.
- Loss of coordination.
- Changes in muscle tone.
- Changes in behaviour.
Neuro Physio following a traumatic brain injury is therefore usually required as part of a wider team approach, since the impact of a head injury on the person and their family is often substantial.
If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, our Neurological Physiotherapists have experience in working in situations like yours and provide the expert neuro rehab that is required to help regain movement, recover sensation and most importantly to maximise quality of life.
Spinal cord injuries don’t only affect independence and function, they can also result in other complications which a skilled neuro physio can assist in managing including spasticity, autonomic dysreflexia, postural hypotension and circulatory problems.
Neurological rehabilitation following a spinal cord injury is critically important and varies depending on the level of injury and the extent of the damage. Our neuro physiotherapists have extensive experience in assisting people to recover movement and function, manage longer term complications and resume or learn to take part in new sports and activities.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common causes of disability amongst young adults. Neuro Physiotherapy is often beneficial to help with resuming day to day tasks or as a burst of rehabilitation following a relapse.
Multiple Sclerosis affects the brain and spinal cord, resulting in a disruption of messages being passed along the nerve. Because the nerves connect different parts of your body, the symptoms can vary enormously but include both seen and unseen difficulties:
- Visual problems.
- Changes in sensation.
- Problems with balance.
- Stiffness in muscles.
- Memory and thinking difficulties.
Neurological Physiotherapy may include exercises, stretching, balance retraining, pain management, pacing for fatigue and problem solving to resume your usual activities.
Parkinson’s Disease is caused by reduced production of chemical messengers in the brain. This can result in three main movement symptoms:
- Slowness of movement.
At NeuroPhysio we commonly see people with Parkinson’s Disease who have noticed difficulty with specific movements, imbalance, problems with walking, reduced confidence and increased dependence on family and carers.
Neuro physiotherapy for Parkinson’s Disease has evolved considerably during the past ten years and now goes beyond exercise and movement strategy training for symptom management.
Exercise and neurological rehabilitation for Parkinson’s Disease is now recognised to have neuroprotective benefits and can change the progression of the disease. Although neuro physio and exercise does not affect the amount of neurotransmitter in the brain, it is thought to have an impact on the efficiency that it is used.
Cerebral Palsy results in problems with movement and posture and can result in a variety of symptoms including:
- Loss of joint movement.
- Reduced muscle length.
- Changes in muscle tone.
- Disturbances in sensation.
- Loss of strength.
- Reduced balance.
Neurological physiotherapy for Cerebral Palsy is often directed at managing these symptoms and the impact that they have on daily activity, function and independence.
Physiotherapy for Cerebral Palsy in adults may include strength training, stretching, splinting, balance retraining, walking re-education, positional advice and assistance to regain function or activity levels.
Other Neurological Conditions and Balance Disorders
Don’t worry if the neurological condition that you are enquiring about isn’t listed above, our Neuro Physiotherapists help people with many different problems affecting the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. Please get in touch so that we can discuss your specific neuro physio requirements and explore how we can help.