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Cerebral Palsy

 

Cerebral Palsy or CP is a condition affecting muscle control and movement. Cerebral Palsy is usually caused by an injury to the brain before, during or a few years after birth. Neurological physiotherapy aims to teach the correct ways to move and maximise potential with everyday
activities by:
 

  • Increasing muscle length and strength
  • Improving postural stability
  • Improving fitness and promoting independence

 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME)

 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as CFS or ME causes various symptoms including persistent fatigue, painful muscles/joints, poor sleep patterns, headaches, dizziness and poor concentration; all of which affect everyday life. Neurological physiotherapy aims to reduce the symptoms of ME by:
 

  • Gently improving energy levels and physical activity
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Helping identify new ways of managing energy to balance daily activities

 

Dyspraxia

 

Dyspraxia is a condition affecting physical coordination that causes a child to appear clumsy and perform less well in daily activities than is to be expected for their age. Neurological physiotherapy aims to help dyspraxic patients reach maximum potential with functional and sporting activities by:
 

  • Improving balance and coordination
  • Improving postural stability and muscle strength
     

Fibromyalgia

 

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition which characteristically causes generalised pain in the muscles and joints. Neurological physiotherapy aims to help improve the physical symptoms of Fibromyalgia by:
 

  • Reducing pain, muscle spasms and stiffness
  • Increasing muscle flexibility and strength
  • Enhancing sleep quality
  • Improving physical ability though gentle exercise

 

Guillain Barre Syndrome

 

Guillain Barre Syndrome is a rare but serious disorder affecting the peripheral nerves and may be triggered by illness. Depending on the stage of the syndrome, neurological physiotherapy aims to increase independence of Guillain Barre Syndrome patients by:
 

  • Re-educating gait
  • Retraining normal patterns of movement
  • Improving function, postural awareness and transfer ability
  • Improving muscle strength and flexibility

 

Head Injury

 

A head injury is any trauma to the skull or brain and can range from a minor bump to a serious brain injury meaning that symptoms can vary enormously. Depending on the severity of the head injury and presentation, neurological physiotherapy aims to improve quality of life by:
 

  • Re-educating normal movement
  • Improving muscle strength and postural awareness
  • Improving independence with transfers and functional activities

 

Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

 

Motor Neurone Disease or MND is a progressive condition affecting the motor neurons in the brain causing gradual muscle wasting. Neurological physiotherapy aims to maximise functional ability and independence for MND patients for as long as possible by:
 

  • Reducing pain
  • Preventing chest problems
  • Maintaining muscle length and strength
  • Maintaining normal movement patterns and posture

 

Multiple Sclerosis

 

Multiple Sclerosis or MS is a neurological condition which affects the brain and spinal cord resulting in various symptoms including muscle weakness and spasms; balance, vision, bladder and bowel problems; poor sensation and mobility difficulties. Neurological physiotherapy aims to maximise independence and functional ability for MS patients by:
 

  • Improving muscle strength and flexibility
  • Improving balance and mobility
  • Managing pain and stiffness

 

Parkinson’s Disease

 

Parkinson’s Disease is a condition affecting the brain which causes symptoms such as muscle
stiffness, shaking (tremor), slowness and poor initiation of movement. Neurological physiotherapy aims to maximise functional independence for Parkinson’s Disease patients by:
 

  • Correcting posture
  • Reducing freezing
  • Re-educating gait
  • Improving balance and preventing falls
  • Improving muscle strength, flexibility and functional activity

 

Spinal Cord Injury

 

A Spinal Cord Injury is an injury to the spinal cord resulting in a change, either temporary or permanent, to the cords function; the injury may be partial or full. Depending on the level and severity of the damage, neurological physiotherapy aims to maximise independence for Spinal Cord Injured patients by:
 

  • Managing pain
  • Reducing spasticity
  • Improving muscle strength and mobility
  • Improving balance and transferability

 

Stroke

 

A Stroke, also known as a Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) is damage to the brain caused either by a blood clot or a bleed within the blood vessels. Neurological physiotherapy aims to maximise functional independence for stroke patients by:
 

  • Promoting normal movement patterns and walking
  • Normalising muscle tone
  • Improving muscle strength, postural stability and balance reactions