The PhysioFunction team provide therapy that is focused on the individual and tailored specifically to their level of injury or condition. A treatment programme is formulated following a thorough physical assessment.
Some examples of the therapy you may receive include:
Your physiotherapist might also be able to advise an individual on use of appropriate equipment such as wheel-chairs and pressure releasing cushions, exercise equipment and electrical muscle stimulators (EMS)/Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES).
With appropriate treatment, and by challenging an individual during recovery, together with sound advice and encouragement, Neurological Physiotherapy can maximise your independence.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) occurs when the spinal cord gets damaged following an accident, fall, sporting injury, or can be found in individuals diagnosed with conditions including, but not limited to Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Tumour, Polio, Spina Bifida or Transverse Myelitis.
The damage to the spinal cord might be due to severing (total or partial), crushing/compression, or over-stretching/tearing. It is not the same as having a “broken back/neck” as this refers to a fracture of one or more of the vertebrae (bones that make up the spine), which does not necessarily lead to spinal cord injury.
Your ability to move and control your limbs after a spinal cord injury depends on two factors: where the injury occurred on your spinal cord and the severity of injury.
The lowest part of your spinal cord that remains undamaged after an injury or illness is referred to as the neurological level of your injury. The severity of the injury is often called "the completeness" and is classified as either of the following:
PhysioFunction's Neurological Physiotherapy treatment is aimed at addressing the problems that can occur following SCI so that an individual can maximise their function and maximise their abilities.