Neurological PhysiotherapyCharlotte Anderson2021-12-07T09:26:02-05:00
What is Neurological Physiotherapy?
Neurological Physiotherapy is based on the phenomenon of neuroplasticity, which refers to the human brain’s incredible ability to adapt and change throughout the lifespan. Our Physiotherapists are trained in the Bobath approach to neurological rehabilitation which integrates current evidence in neurophysiology with a detailed movement analysis assessment to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement. After an assessment, our Neurological Physiotherapists develop an individualized treatment plan based on your goals.
Neurological Physiotherapy treatment can include:
Education on your condition and how to manage symptoms
Hands-on facilitation to activate muscles groups and re-train movements
Walking retraining and improving endurance
Specific strengthening exercises and improving control during movement
Managing muscle tone and spasticity
Pilates reformer training (if appropriate)
Equipment education, prescription and fitting
Return to hobbies
Increasing independence within your home and community
Our therapists can collaborate with you, your medical team and your family to increase your participation in daily activities and to improve your quality of life. Our Physiotherapists may also connect you with other resources in the community to aid in your rehabilitation. For instance, with patient consent, we collaborate with Occupational Therapists, Orthotists, Social workers, Personal Support Workers and Dieticians to ensure your care is holistic and to optimize your quality of life.
What conditions does a Neurological Physiotherapist treat?
Whether you would like care within the clinic, additional support while in hospital (our clinic is conveniently located on the 1st floor of Bridgepoint Hospital) or therapy within your home – our Physiotherapists work in the environment most comfortable and convenient for you.
Our Neurological Physiotherapists are trained in the Bobath approach to neurological rehabilitation and have gone through extensive post-graduate training to best serve this population. This approach emphasizes careful movement analysis and assessment of sensory and motor function in order to treat an individual. The neurological system as a whole is considered as well as how to optimize a person’s recovery in their home environment through consideration of the home set-up, home exercises, advice on seating/equipment and collaboration with community resources. The patient’s goals always guide Physiotherapy treatment sessions.