What is Neuro Physiotherapy?

What is Neuro Physiotherapy?

Neurological physiotherapy, also called neuro physiotherapy, is a specialist form of physiotherapy aimed at improving the movement and function of those affected by a neurological condition or injury.

Neurological physiotherapy involves the accurate assessment, treatment, management and rehabilitation of these issues.

What conditions do our Neuro Physios treat?

We help people who experience difficulties with their physical function, often due to a neurological condition.

Common conditions we see, and treat are:

  • Stroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal cord Injury
  • Brain and spinal tumours
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Balance disorders
  • Functional Neurological Disorder
  • Post Neuro / Spinal Surgery
  • Peripheral Neuropathies

This type of physio can treat a wide variety of patients who have difficulty with their mobility and normal activities of daily life.

These can be the result of traumatic injuries to the head, brain or spinal cord or can be caused by illnesses such as stroke, brain tumours, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease and Cerebral Palsy.

The brain controls our nervous system so any damage to it can lead to problems such as loss of movement, sensation, coordination, balance and memory, along with changes in behaviour and speech.

How does Neurological physiotherapy work?

Our brain has the amazing ability to form new connections during the process of neuroplasticity. This process is what allows us to learn a new skill through experience and practice.

Neuro physiotherapy works by understanding how the brain has been affected and how this relates to the physical symptoms experienced. There is then a comprehensive process that aims to promote brain plasticity through specific exercises, repetition and re-training of normal movement patterns.

How Burscough Neuro Physiotherapy can help you

For over 30 years we have specialised in treating people with neurological and mobility conditions. We are passionate about helping people recover and maximise their potential following a neurological event or period of reduced mobility, such as after a fall or illness.

Our approach to neuro physiotherapy is not a one-size-fits-all. We believe each patient requires an individually tailored plan of treatment which is based on their personal goals and targets.

For some, neuro physio will help people achieve major goals such as being able to return home and live independently again. For others, their goals may include being able to stand up to access the toilet or even relearning how to walk again.

Overall, our patients come to us because they want to improve their movement, their quality of life and, ultimately, their independence. We take great pleasure in helping our patients achieve their goals whatever they may be.

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