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Neuro-Physiotherapy

Neuro-physiotherapy is essential for those whose normal body movement patterns are affected, secondary to a neurological disorder.

Such disorders, whether arising from illness or accident, disrupt the neurological pathways connecting the brain and body.

An individual, who has experienced a neurological event or has a neurological disorder, whether temporary or permanent, short or long term requires specialist Neuro Physiotherapy intervention.

This is to enable re learning of normal movement, sensory rehabiliation and cognitive therapy and reduce compensatory mechanisms and movements developing.

Condition

We are all aware that our health services struggle to provide ongoing support to patients with long term chronic conditions.

People are frequently left to manage their own condition, increasing the stress they already feel.

Taking the step to find a professional therapist to supplement the health service provision can give you back some control and provide constructive support in improving your situation.

We are able to treat many neurological disorders affecting the movement of adults and children and are happy to provide here some web links and brief information on the more widespread conditions.

Neuro Physio

internal_diagram-410x243A Neurological Physiotherapist is a therapist who specialises in treating patients who have suffered an injury or disease affecting their central nervous system (CNS). These can include: stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, head injuries, Parkinson’s Disease, spinal injuries and other less well known conditions such as: Peripheral Neuropathy and Cerebellar Degeneration.

It is a long list and many of the conditions will affect the way and the ease with which people can move and balance.

Certain conditions may affect the stiffness of the muscles and sufferers can even experience unwanted activity in their bodies such as spasms.
Many people will feel that areas of their bodies do not have enough activity and feel moving against gravity extremely difficult.
Pain, which is a very common feature, may be due to hypersensitive skin and joints, or misaligned body parts, or the pain of learning to accept a disability.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is primarily a disorder of voluntary movement and co-ordination, due to a defect or lesion of the immature brain. It is an umbrella term covering a group of non-progressive, though not unchanging, motor impairment conditions, which range from multiple and profound to barely detectable. There are three main types:

  • Spastic cerebral palsy refers to increase muscle tone or hypertonia
  • Ataxic cerebral palsy refers to disordered movements characterised by short and jerky movements. Often muscle tone is normal or decreased
  • Dyskinetic cerebral palsy usually comprises slow writhing movements where muscle tone fluctuates between increased and decreased tone

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