Neurological physiotherapy is a specialist area of physiotherapy. Focusing on assessing and treating people with movement disorders that have resulted from injury or disease to the brain, spinal cord or extremities of the body. With an aim to improve quality of life by maximizing your potential.
Neurological physiotherapists are experts in analysing normal and abnormal movements.
Are able to treat and address a wide range of impairments.
(Impairments can include muscle weakness, sensory changes, loss of balance, loss of function and loss of independence for example).
Have a sound knowledge of the neural networks in the body and how motor control and motor learning can aid recovery.
A neurological physiotherapist can empower individuals through rehabilitation and education to maximise their potential and quality of life using evidence based rehabilitation. You will often be amazed at how much a skilled neurological physiotherapist will be able to help you. Examples of some common conditions that a neurological physiotherapist can assist with include:-
If you have a neurological condition, a physiotherapist who specialises in neurological rehabilitation is going to help you achieve the best outcomes and quality of life that you are aspiring for. Whether this is education for someone who has just been diagnosed with a neurological condition and wants to ensure they are doing everything they can possibly do to be in control of their life. Or someone who needs specific exercises and rehabilitation for a particular problem. We offer online consultations.
You will receive assessment forms via email to complete and return back to Connect Neuro Physiotherapy prior to initial assessment. These forms will collect information about you and your condition, other medical or health history, what your main concerns are, what your goals are and expectations of therapy and your current level of activity and exercise. The initial consultation will continue to gather information about your current state and in turn will provide you with information and education regarding how to assist you to achieve your goals or expectations. Specific neurological rehabilitation exercises will be taught dependent on the outcome of the assessment. Advice of where further support, education or rehabilitation will also be discussed. Exercises and educational material will then be emailed to you. The online consultation is performed using Skype with video. Video is the preferred method of communication however teleconferencing is available and this will be discussed on a case by case situation.
The online consultations do not aim to replace hands on therapy which can be essential. The consultations have been developed to give you as much information about your condition and what is the current best evidence based practice you should be doing to maximize your potential. The consultations will also help establish if hands on neurological rehabilitation is going to be off benefit for you. Many people are unable to access highly skilled neurological physiotherapists and this service helps to fill a gap within medical services.