Specialist Neuro Physiotherapy
What is neurological physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential. It is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and receiving the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery, (CSP January 2002).
All Physiotherapists in the NHS are Chartered and are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy| (MCSP) and the Health Professions Council| (HCP). This means they have at least 3-4 years training and have achieved a high standard to become members of the CSP.
Chartered Physiotherapists work in a wide variety of health settings such as musculoskeletal outpatients, intensive care, mental illness, stroke, surgery, occupational health and care of the elderly plus many more.
This term relates to the assessment and treatment of people with disorders of the nervous system. This includes conditions affecting the central nervous system, such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease. It also includes conditions affecting the peripheral nervous system, such as peripheral neuropathy and Guillain Barre Syndrome, as well as many other less common conditions. Most approaches involve the re-learning or re-establishment of movement patterns that help us to function to the maximum of our ability.
- Specific exercises to re-activate specific muscle groups
- Joint mobilisations
- Soft tissue mobilisations
- Balance exercises
- Movement re-education
- Electrical stimulation
- Acupuncture (not all physiotherapists are qualified to do this)
- Advice on lifestyle and fatigue management
- Exercise class