Neuro physiotherapy consists
of treating those with movement problems
that are a result of neurological disease or injury.
We at Aspire2 aim to improve your quality of life and expand your potential with one of our many services listed below.
Our balance system is incredible. It allows us to move easily without any thought in our day to day lives.
However when our balance system becomes compromised it can have severe consequences such as falls and loss of confidence which in turn reduces independence.
The balance system comprises of our visual system, vestibular system and sensory system. Our brain then processes all the information from these 3 systems to keep our balance working automatically.
Neurophysios have the expertise to complete a comprehensive assessment to help identify the systems that are compromised.
Treatment usually involves
- Individualised balance exercises
- Advice on activity levels
- Walking practise
- Functional activities
People with neurological disorders can experience many difficulties with their arm and hand. Problems can include weakness, loss of dexterity, loss of sensation, reduced coordination, muscle tightness and spasticity.
After careful assessment the neurophysiotherapist may utilise:
- Individualised exercise programmes
- Sensory stimulation
- Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NES)
- Task specific practise
Walking is considered an automatic activity and therefore we don’t normally have to think about it. However neurological disorders can result in lower limb muscle weakness, poor balance/coordination, spasticity, muscle shortening. This can make walking very effortful, limiting the individuals walking ability and independence.
Neurophysios have expertise in gait (walking) analysis and can help to identify the underlying problems.
Treatment may involve
- Balance exercises
- Walking aid prescription
- Strengthening/stretching exercises
- Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) for foot drop
- Walking practise indoors/outdoors
Evidence supports the fact that people with neurological conditions need to be active in order to manage their condition. It is widely recognised that being active/exercising brings huge health benefits.
Neurophysios understand that people living with neurological conditions will encounter numerous barriers to being active. We can support you to find ways to be active and can also support you with gym visits or accessing a local swimming pool as required.
Neurological problems can result in the person adopting a poor posture, particularly if large amounts of time are spent in the seated or lying position.
Poor postures often develop gradually. However, if this is not addressed in the long-term, this can lead to painful joints, pressure sores and difficulty with personal care.
Postural problems need to be ideally managed over a 24 hour period. Neurophysios have the knowledge to assess and advice on the best way to manage postural problems.
In the majority of situations postural management requires liaising with other professionals e.g wheelchair services.
There are over 12 million stroke survivors in the UK. Neurophysiotherapy can help you to reach your best potential. Evidence suggests that early rehab after stroke is very important and is where the most improvement will take place. However, it is clear that stroke survivors can benefit from input even years after their stroke.
NeuroPhysio helps the person to capitalise on the fact the brain is neuroplastic, can rewire. The brain responds to stimulation and lack of it. Neurophysio can help to reinforce positive rewiring of the brain.
Improvements following stroke will be dependent on many factors such as the severity of the stroke, motivation of the individual and support they have from family and friends.
Treatment can encompass many areas of neurophysio
- Balance rehab
- Walking re-education
- Hand/arm rehab
- Postural management
Parkinson’s Disease Specific Exercise
Exercise is now considered paramount for the long-term management of Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease.
It is vital that people with a new diagnosis get the correct advice as soon as possible. Mild symptoms might be ignored as they generally don’t impact on day to day life significantly. However, this is your window of opportunity to act now and take control of your condition.
Neurophysios have expertise to assess and prescribe the correct exercises for your symptoms.
Generally the most common motor symptoms are slowness of movement, smallness of movement , stiffness, tremor and balance problems. Everyone presents differently therefore thorough assessment is required.
All people living with parkinson’s disease can benefit from Neurophysio input at all stages of their condition.
Treatment may include
- PD warrior exercises/approach
- Balance exercises
- Functional exercises
- Walking practise with cueing techniques
- Postural exercises
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Walking aid advice