Conditions We Treat

Neurophysiotherapists assess and treat movement disorders as a result of damage to the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves or muscles.  This list is not exhaustive.  Please contact Specialist Physiotherapy to discuss your particular needs.

Examples of these are:

  • Stroke
  • Acquired brain injury (head injury)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Older clients requiring rehabilitation after hospitalisation, illness or surgery
  • Repeated falls
  • Parkinsonism
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Brain or spinal cord tumour
  • Muscular Dystrophies e.g. Facio scapular humeral muscular dystrophy
  • Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

Common issues that arise:

  • Weakness in legs, arms and/or trunk muscles
  • Balance problems when mobilising indoors or outdoors
  • Difficulty coordinating movements
  • Pain, stiffness or spasticity in arms or legs
  • Difficulty using hands for everyday activities
  • Concerns about repeated falls
  • Wanting to optimise ability when coping with a deteriorating or long term condition
  • Feeling that there is potential to improve
  • Wanting expert assessment, advice and support to achieve goals that you have in mind.
  • Getting disheartened and needing support to motivate and guide you in the right direction.

Physiotherapy Treatments Available

  • Balance retraining
  • Methods of  improving control of arms, legs and trunk/posture
  • Passive or assisted exercise to loosen stiff and weak limbs
  • Retraining walking
  • Personal exercise programmes
  • Techniques to improve hand function
  • Muscle strengthening programmes
  • Ways to reduce spasticity (tightness) of the limbs
  • Fall prevention programmes, advice and support
  • Working with family members and carers to support someone at home, or in a care home
  • Advice about wheelchairs, seating, posture
  • Advice about walking aids and orthotics

This list is not exhaustive.  Please discuss your particular needs with Specialist Physiotherapy.

What We Do

  • An in depth assessment of your ability
  • Listening to your journey, your hopes and goals
  • An honest and realistic appraisal of what physiotherapy can (or cannot do) for you.
  • Identifying short and long term goals and treatment options
  • Effective physiotherapy to get the most from your sessions
  • Working hard with you to achieve your aims
  • Providing appropriate home exercises for you, with a review as needed
  • Encouragement and reassurance to guide you through a tricky phase in your life
  • Physiotherapy tailored to your needs and circumstances
  • Accessible physiotherapy with ongoing support by telephone, email or a visit.