What is Neurological Physiotherapy?
Damage to your central nervous system, including your brain and spinal cord, means that the messages from your brain are not reaching the affected parts of your body. This can result in loss of movement and sensation, uncoordinated movement, weak and floppy muscles, spasm and tremor.
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 loss of balance, loss of hand and arm, or leg and foot function, walking, spasticity and pain.
Our team of highly trained specialist physiotherapists are experts in the treatment of all neurological conditions including:
At the first consultation we assess and create personal goals. PhysioFunction recognises that everybody's goals are different. They can be anything form walking, driving to visit friends or family, returning to work or taking up sport again. PhysioFunction has even helped a client to achieve their aim of walking down the aisle!
Physiotherapy sessions are carried out by specialist Neurological Physiotherapists, a Therapeutic Exercise Instructor or Physiotherapy assistant, either individually or in a group exercise class. Appointments are usually within five working days. A comprehensive assessment establishes individual needs and recommendations for the future treatment. Following the initial assessment we can also advise whether there is a need to seek further assessments such as occupational therapy (available on-site at our Northampton Clinic) or speech therapies.
...my walking was very unsteady and I had no confidence. All that changed when I started having specialist physiotherapy from PhysioFunction.Eleanor Scott, PhysioFunction Client
During this time of lockdown we understand that you may prefer to undertake physiotherapy from the comfort of your own home. If you would prefer to stay at home, we offer TeleRehab with MindMotion™ GO.
Benefits of TeleRehab in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic are:
TeleRehab is highly beneficial for individuals who are currently unable to access physiotherapy due to isolation requirements. It allows people to stay at home, avoiding at risk situations in clinics. This is not only safer, but also ends up being more convenient.
TeleRehabilitation programs also allow individuals to keep on track in their therapy. Being in isolation may reduce the amount of activity most of us complete each day, which can lead to a lack of motivation, reduced exercise tolerance and increased stiffness. Keeping moving is essential to maintain health, prevent muscle tightness, and de-conditioning. Having the support of a physiotherapist will help keep you accountable and motivated to continue your rehabilitation whilst you are confined to your home.
For more information about TeleRehab and with MindMotion™ GO click here.