What is neurological physiotherapy?
Neurological disorders such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Neurological Physiotherapy aims to rehabilitate people with neurological conditions and improve their ability to undertake daily activities.
What makes neurological physiotherapy different?
Damage to the nervous system could make your muscles feel weak or very tight and your movement may become uncoordinated or slower. The Neurological Physiotherapists practising at the Hospital are experienced in treating patients with a wide range of disorders.
What can I expect?
The course of treatment that we will recommend will depend on your individual symptoms and it will be tailored to improve your movement and day-to-day function. During the course of your treatment, and with your consent, we will keep in regular contact with your GP and any other healthcare professionals involved in your care.
Treatment may include:
- Development of your motor skills
- Re-education in normal movement patterns
- Improvements in your standing and walking
- Guidance and advice
- Balance exercises
Physiotherapy combines non-invasive and painless hands-on treatment with exercise to speed up your recovery. The majority of patients who choose Parkside Hospital for their treatment have little or no time to wait before their physiotherapy course starts.
Who may benefit?
Anyone with a neurological condition could potentially benefit from neurophysiotherapy at the Hospital.
Some of the major conditions that can be treated include:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Peripheral nerve injuries
- Head injuries
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Facial Palsy
- Motor Neurone Disease
How can I be referred?
You can request to be referred by your consultant or GP. Treatment can be funded through your health insurance (if it is covered under the terms of your policy) or by paying privately.
Please call 020 8971 8000 ext 8640 for further information.
This page is intended for information purposes only and should not replace advice that your relevant health professional would give you.