Have you suffered a Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury? Perhaps you have difficulties with symptoms related to Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease? For these any many other neurological conditions, neuro physio can be highly beneficial in assisting to recover movement, improve sensation, alter the disease course and regain your lost independence. Our neuro physios are experts in the rehabilitation of neurological disorders.
Parkinson’s Disease is caused by reduced production of chemical messengers in the brain. This can result in three main movement symptoms:
Our neuro physiotherapists commonly see people with Parkinson’s Disease who have noticed difficulty with specific movements, increased 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.
Our neuro physios will prescribe a Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation Plan specific to your condition that may include:
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 after a relapse.
MS affects your brain and spinal cord, resulting in a disruption of messages being passed along the nerve. Because your nerves connect different parts of your body, the symptoms can vary enormously but include both seen and unseen difficulties:
Neurological Physiotherapy may include exercises, stretching, balance retraining, pain management, pacing for fatigue and problem solving to resume your usual activities.
Our Neuro Physiotherapy clinic in Stevenage is wheelchair accessible, well-equipped, and in an easily accessible location. Our approach to neurological rehabilitation is eclectic, but is based on the latest evidence in neuro recovery and utilises technology where needed. Neurological Physiotherapy consultations are by appointment only but can often be made within a few days.
Neurological rehabilitation is often best completed in the person’s own environment to enable practice of the desired skill in the situation in which it will be used. We can provide community neuro physio sessions in Herts, Beds, Essex, North London and East London. Our expert neuro physiotherapists often travel beyond this so please do get in touch to see if we have a physio in your area.
Our Neuro Physios pride themselves on taking you through the full rehabilitation journey, no matter what your end goal is. This often means that neurological rehabilitation sessions are completed in the community. We’ve helped people with neurological problems return to sport, access gyms, to swim and attend major events or holidays. Neuro Physiotherapy is about more than a movement.
There is increasing evidence that the ‘traditional’ model of neuro rehab is often not the best approach. It is now clear that a more active approach to neurological physiotherapy is essential to maximise the recovery of the nervous system. New treatments have emerged and because of this our neuro physio practice has evolved too. Below are some of the most promising develops in neuro rehabilitation that we have integrated into our treatment programmes.
Practice and repetition are always important as part of a neurological physiotherapy programme. In some circumstances it is critical that the exercises or tasks are practised much more frequently. Where this is difficult to do independently we may recommend much more intensive neuro physiotherapy regimes, even up to 4 hours each day with additional home neuro rehab exercises. These programmes typically last between 2 days and three weeks depending on the goals of the rehabilitation programme.
At Physio4You our expert neuro physiotherapists offer three main intensive programmes in addition to standard physiotherapy with a greater frequency:
Each of these neuro rehab programmes is designed to improve function. No matter what your rehabilitation goals our neuro physios will tailor the exercises, activities and home practice to meet your needs. We know that one size doesn’t fit all and that your priorities after a stroke, brain injury, spinal injury or needs due to Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease will be different from the next person that we see. Because of this our intensive programmes are designed for you, not just your condition.
You can find more details about these intensive regimes by following the links.
Intensive, repetitive practice is vital to assist with recovery from a stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal injury. Our intensive neuro physio programmes, developed in the United States and Australia, are evidence based and give lasting neurological recovery. Neurological physiotherapy needs to go beyond the recovery of movement, sensation and control, and crucially requires behavioural change so that the goal is achieved outside of the clinic.
We are thrilled to have now opened our clinics and resumed our home visit service. The safety of our team and clients remains of the utmost importance to us, so we have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure that the environment and our working practices are safe.
We have implemented new policies for all treatment areas and although it’s not quite business as usual, you can expect the same expert service.