Neurological Physiotherapy at Swanage Therapy Centre
A Neurological physiotherapist specialises in treating patients who have suffered an injury or disease affecting the central nervous system – the brain, spinal cord or nerves. They use expert observation skills and knowledge of movement, biomechanics and muscle tone to assess the person’s problems and analyse movement and posture.
A neurological physiotherapist has specialist handling and facilitation skills to activate and strengthen weak muscles and re-educate correct ways to move. This will help the person move more effectively and freely and maximise their function.
During your appointment you will receive: • A specialist assessment • Hands on treatment to help improve movement, strength and function • A home exercise programme tailored to your needs •Training for you and your family/carers about managing your condition.
Treatment programmes may include: • Re-education of normal movement patterns through handling • Upper limb rehabilitation • Strengthening and flexibility work • Walking and outdoor mobility training • Core stability and balance training • Electrical stimulation to activate weak muscles • Postural management • Sensory stimulation • Pain management • Spasticity management • Onward referral for orthotics, walking aids