Transverse Myelitis Awareness Day!

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Today is Transverse Myelitis (TM) Awareness day. Transverse myelitis is a rare neurological disorder which causes inflammation of both sides of one section of the spinal cord. This neurological disorder often damages the insulating material covering nerve cell fibers (myelin sheath). Transverse myelitis interrupts the messages that the spinal cord nerves send throughout the body causing varying levels of weakness, altered sensation or paralysis.

For information about this condition Transverse Myelitis

Details of how we can help conditions we treat - Transverse Myelitis


Neil Burton is a client of ours who has Transverse Myelitis who has kindly given us this testimonial:


I developed Transverse Myelitis in September 2009 which left me completely paralysed and on a ventilator for breathing. There was no exact cause as to why it happened.

After spending a year in intensive care at Northampton General Hospital, I then spent a further year at Badby Park near Daventry for rehabilitation and was eventually able to return home.

Transverse Myelitis like many conditions relies heavily on physiotherapy for recovery. The harsh reality is intensive regular physiotherapy over a long period is hard to obtain via the NHS, which led me to finding neurological physiotherapists -PhysioFunction in Spratton, Northants.

I started physiotherapy with PhysioFunction in approximately August 2018.

PhysioFunction has helped me massively over the past few years in increasing mobility & strength. Not only are the physiotherapists good at what they do, but you can see they are really invested in helping their clients make additional gains which can only help motivate clients more.

Neil Burton - Client

Below are some pictures of Neil in his physiotherapy sessions.

Neil was the first ever ventilator dependant client PhysioFunction took into the Hydrotherapy (Aquatic Therapy) pool!

Neil has also had sessions using upper and lower limbs using FES Cycling

Matt one of our senior physiotherapists has also been successful in getting Neil into a standing position to work on his core balance and head control.


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