Neurological physiotherapy is the treatment of individuals who have neurological impairments. Damage to the brain and/or nervous system can arise from a variety of different causes (to name a few):
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Muscular Dystrophy
- Motor Neurone Disease
Damage to your central nervous system, including your brain and spinal cord, means that correct messages from your brain are not reaching the affected parts of your body to tell it what to do and vice versa.
This can result in loss of movement and sensation, uncoordinated movement, weak muscles, spasm and tremor. Physiotherapy works differently for each individual and many different factors can affect how well it works.
Neurological rehabilitation is a complex process which aims to optimise functional independence following damage to the nervous system. It enables patients to learn and adapt to new ways of functioning and to live life as independently and comfortably as possible, whilst maximising their quality of life.
To find out if your condition is appropriate for physiotherapy treatment, please contact us so that a physiotherapist can discuss your particular issues and advise you as to whether we can help.
If you would like any further information then please do not hesitate to contact us.