Neurological physiotherapy involves the treatment of people with neurological conditions for example those post-stroke, suffering from Parkinson's disease, or Multiple sclerosis.
Exercise is important for all of us to do, and for people with neurological conditions completing individualised exercise programs throughout their lifetime is beneficial. Increased activity and improved physical fitness can help improve your functional activities, balance, and mobility (such as walking).
Your physiotherapist can guide you with the right exercises, such as strengthening, cardio, flexibility, and balance.
Why complete physiotherapy online?
The benefits for people with neurological conditions completing physiotherapy can be:
Improving your cardiorespiratory fitness is just as important post-stroke as improving your function and mobility. Your physiotherapist can provide treatment programs that you can complete at home which may include strengthening and activation of weaker muscles, stretching of the tight muscles, improving mobility (such as walking) and transfers, and improving your fitness levels. Your physiotherapist can also connect you with different support groups and resources that may be useful.
Parkinson's disease rehabilitation:
An individual maintenance exercise program may have the benefits of reduced stiffness, reduced muscle wasting, reduced muscular tightness, increasing or maintaining mobility (such as walking) and increased balance. Your physiotherapist can also offer strategies for movement issues e.g. freezing, that may assist you throughout the day. You physiotherapist can connect you with different groups and resources that may be useful.
Multiple sclerosis rehabilitation:
Exercise and physiotherapy can be utilised to help improve or maintain muscle strength, your aerobic capacity (the ability of your heart and lungs to get oxygen to your muscles), your mobility, and balance. Exercise may be a way to help reduce fatigue levels directly by changing how the body works or indirectly through improved physical activity and general health. Research shows that exercise and physiotherapy are effective in the treatment of fatigue without increasing the risk of a relapse. Your physiotherapist can also offer advice around fatigue management and pacing, as well as connecting you to different groups and resources that may be useful.
All of our therapists will use a holistic approach to your treatment to ensure the best outcome to meet your goals. Some of our therapists are Bobath trained. The Bobath concept is a problem-solving approach for the assessment and treatment of patients with neurological conditions, with a focus on normal movement patterns. The practice uses the knowledge of neuroplasticity, motor control, motor learning, and biomechanics within the treatment program. (BBTA, 2016 https://www.bbta.org.uk/en/what-is-bobath)
After an initial assessment, the physiotherapist may be able to help you with your:
Who can we treat?
Our online specialist physiotherapists can treat many people with neurological conditions, such as those post-stroke, with Parkinson's disease, Multiple sclerosis, and carers for people post spinal cord injuries (to support and advise with transfers).