What is neurological physiotherapy?

Here at Flex Health in Hull, East Yorkshire, we specialise in Neurological physiotherapy. Neurological physiotherapy involves the treatment of people with movement and function disorders that have originated from problems within the body’s nervous and neuromuscular system.
These conditions often manifest themselves as muscle weakness, poor balance and coordination, uncontrolled muscle spasm and tremors, loss of function and decreased sensation. Common neurological conditions include:

  • Functional Neurological Disorders
  • Stroke, CVA or TIA
  • Spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease

Physiotherapy in Hospital

Acute neurological conditions, such as a stroke, spinal injury or traumatic brain injury, often present to the hospital for immediate treatment. Depending on your symptoms and condition, your doctor may request physiotherapy treatment while you are in hospital. Your Physiotherapist will undertake a comprehensive assessment of your strength, coordination and balance and will then tailor a treatment program to your unique needs. Depending on the impairment, your physiotherapy treatment may include:

  • Passive Limb Exercises: if you are unable to move your arms and legs yourself
  • Positioning / Splinting: correct limb positioning, or splint prescription, to ensure that your joints don’t tighten
  • Bed Exercises: to stretch and strengthen your muscles
  • Breathing and Circulation Exercises: to prevent respiratory and vascular complications such as chest infection and DVTs
  • Mobilisation: assistance to move safely in bed, sit up, stand and walk
  • Mobility Aids: prescription, advice and instruction on how to safely use a walking frame or other walking aids as required
  • Discharge Planning: information regarding any necessary equipment that you may need at home after discharge
  • Tailored Exercise: exercises to build strength, endurance, coordination and balance

Following Hospital Treatment

Following your discharge from the hospital, you can visit Flex Health’s state-of-the-art facility in Hull and East Yorkshire, where a Physiotherapist will continue to support your rehabilitation. Neurological physiotherapy treatment may include hands-on therapies, specific exercise prescriptions and a home exercise program. Some people with neurological conditions require additional support, high levels of care and specialised equipment – your Physiotherapist can guide you and your family to the most appropriate services and organisations so that you can receive the support you need. Please contact Flex Health for more information regarding our neurological physiotherapy consultations.

If you’re looking to self-refer to physiotherapy with us, you can do this online here. Make sure to contact our friendly team here. Also, visit our state-of-the-art facilities in Hull and East Yorkshire.