Frequently Asked Questions
In our experience, these are some of the most common questions asked by individuals considering neurological physiotherapy. If there’s anything you are still unsure about please telephone Rob Tucker on 07726 928 626. We’re happy to answer your questions.
What is Neurological physiotherapy?
Neurological physiotherapy is a form of physiotherapy that has been developed to treat those with an injury to the central nervous system; which means the brain and spinal cord. Such injuries affect the whole body so treatment will involve the therapist guiding your movements and posture to allow you to re-learn how to achieve movement again such as to stand, walk, balance and reach.
What will the treatment entail?
Often treatment will incorporate strengthening exercises, posture and core training, stretches and massage for tight muscles, balance re-training and gait re-education. We will teach you how to move more efficiently and therefore function more effectively. We are able to use specialised equipment to build on your abilities and challenge those area you need to improve. These may include wobble boards, a step, gym balls, hand weights and dynobands. We will make the treatment sessions individual to you and geared to your ability. We also aim to instil a sense of fun and variety to keep the treatment stimulating to you and your central nervous system! We can also use techniques drawn from yoga, pilates and tai chi and have been known to use boxing equipment, a ViPR, medicine balls and even a hoola hoop! If treatment is stimulating you will be more engaged and consequently get better results.
Who does Nottingham Neurological Physiotherapy work with?
NNP specialises in the treatment of Stroke, Head Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and all other neurological conditions. We also work with individuals who have reduced mobility, strength, balance and function.
What is the best way to get in contact?
If you would like to discuss any aspects of your condition or the treatment that we offer you are welcome to call Nottingham Neurological Physiotherapy on 07726 928 626. Alternatively send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with some details about your situation and we will email you back or give you a call. Following an initial discussion we can arrange for one of our therapists to visit you and provide an initial physiotherapy assessment.
What does the initial Assessment involve?
Each individual with a neurological condition will have specific issues and abilities. At NNP we provide a comprehensive initial assessment – we will assess your strength, flexibility and co- ordination. This will be linked in with your sitting posture, standing ability, balance, walking and hand dexterity. We may also observe how you move from sitting to standing, reach for objects, move on a bed and how you manage stairs. Once we have completed the initial assessment we will be able to explain our findings and offer advice and recommendations.
What will happen after an initial assessment?
Once the physiotherapist has completed your assessment we will discuss our findings openly and honestly with you. At this point we can discuss your treatment requirements and answer any questions you may have. We can then plan your treatment to suit your availability.
Where does the assessment and treatment take place?
We treat most of our patients in their homes as travel can be time and energy consuming for them. It allows the therapist to work with you in the environment that you have to function in. For example walking in your house, reaching for your cup, climbing your stairs and moving on your bed. Treatment is adapted to suit your needs and what you need to improve. For those that are more mobile we can offer treatment at the Bay Therapy Centre (www.baytherapycentre.com) or at Radcliffe Physiotherapy (www.radcliffephysiotherapy.co.uk) where we can use their fully equipped therapy rooms.
Will you visit me anywhere?
We have a broad catchment area around the Nottinghamshire area and can go further afield if required. Each case can be discussed on an individual basis.
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