Neurological Physiotherapy is a specialist area of Physiotherapy, that involves assessment and treatment of individuals who have injured or have disease of their central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
Neurological Physiotherapy is able to kick-start the message pathways that your brain is struggling to use, to make new pathways through repetitive actions and exercises. Many of our clients who undergo Neurological Physiotherapy can improve symptoms such as, difficulties with balance, loss of hand & arm, or leg & foot function, walking, spasticity and pain.
Conditions our Neurological Physiotherapy
TEAM can treat
Acquired Brain injury – Stroke or Traumatic Brain Injury - A Stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted either via a blood clot or brain bleed this can result in damage to brain tissues that can cause muscle weakness, sensory changes, stiffness, pain and discomfort. Stroke physiotherapy aims to help individuals re-learn motor tasks through restorative or adaptive techniques. Common goals are around learning to walk again or reducing the need for a walking aids, improve arm and hand function, reduce limb stiffness and optimise functional use.
Guillain- Barre Syndrome - GBS is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks part of the nervous system resulting in progressive weakness and sensory loss. Following acute medical intervention physiotherapy can help to regain an individuals independence, through strengthening, retraining ‘normal movements’ sensory re-education and improving pain. Physiotherapy can also help to optimise lung function and airway clearance in individuals recovering from GBS
Parkinsons - Is a progressive neurological condition typically identified by tremor, slowed movement, shuffling gait , impaired balance and increasing risk of falls. Maintaining physically active following diagnosis has been proven to be key in slowing down progression and optimising functional ability. A physiotherapist can help educate you about your condition and help you to self mange in the early stages or teach movement strategies, maintain strength, improve posture and optimise independence as the condition progresses.
Multiple Sclerosis - Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) characterized by chronic inflammation, demyelination, gliosis, and neuronal loss. The course may be relapsing-remitting or progressive in nature. Physiotherapy can help at any and all stages of the disease progression. Evidence has shown exercise to be essential particularly being outdoors in helping manage your MS. Your physiotherapist can help to provide a strength and aerobic training, programme, balance or gait rehabilitation, educate you or your family on the condition and how to manage some of the common symptoms such as spasms, sensory deficits and fatigue.
Motor Neurone Disease - In Motor Neurone Disease messages from the motor neurones gradually stop reaching the muscles. This leads the muscles to weaken, stiffen and waste, which can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. Some people also get changes to their thinking and behaviour, but the disease affects everyone differently. Not all symptoms will affect everyone, or in the same order. Symptoms also progress at varying speeds, which makes the course of the disease difficult to predict. MND is life-shortening and there is no cure. Although the disease will progress, symptoms can be managed with the help of a physiotherapist to achieve the best possible quality of life. They can support with exercise modification, positioning advice, maintain range of movement and breathing techniques
Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) - is a condition where there is a problem with the functioning of the nervous system and how the brain and body sends/receives signals. An individual with FND may experience a variety of symptoms such as muscle weakness, tremor, spasms, reduced mobility and independence, pain, fatigue, sensory changes and sleep problems. FND may also be known as conversion disorder. Physiotherapy for an individual with FND can help to improve their functional independence and overall condition. We can provide specific physiotherapy interventions focussing on diverted attention techniques and automatic movements to help improve your mobility and function. We can provide education to help you and your friends/family better understand your condition. Physiotherapy combined with psychotherapy input can help you return to activity and optimise your abilities and quality of life.
Spinal Cord injury
Balance or fall issues
Please contact us if your condition is not on the list...
How can Physiotherapy help?
• Improving balance and posture
• Working on improving strength, flexibility and core stability
• Teaching strategies to help with freezing, initiating movement and shuffling gait and help make some automatic movements easier
• Improving walking
• Advice and therapy for pain relief
• Maintaining or improving effective breathing and voice control
• Falls prevention
• Improve cardiovascular fitness
• Improving fine motor movements
• Increase confidence in movement and in your everyday activities
• Increasing independence
• Improve quality of life
We offer in clinic appointments at Humanity Warwick, Hatton Country World, CV35 8XA, however the clinic is assessable upstairs.
Therefore a home assessment can be arranged within 15 miles of CV35 8XA, to help those with reduced mobility.
Please contact us for an appointment, home appointments will incur a travel charge - a price will be given before appointment booking confirmed.
Appointment are available on Monday - Friday afternoons / evenings, we try to book new patients within 7 days.