What is NeuroPhysiotherapy?
The World Confederation for Physical Therapy and the Australian Physiotherapy Association recognise Neurology and Neuroscience as special subgroup of physiotherapy. Neurological Physiotherapy or ‘NeuroPhysiotherapy’ consists of rehabilitation interventions aimed at improving the physical aspects of neurological and neuromuscular disorders. NeuroPhysiotherapy is an exciting area of rehabilitation that merges key discoveries in neuroscience, exercise and movement science.
Who is it for?
People with neurological or neuromuscular disorders can present with a number of difficulties with movement that can influence balance, walking, arm & hand function, posture and pain. We also help people with dizziness and balance disorders, and those people at risk of falls.
Just some of the neurological disorders we commonly help with;
Do I need treatment?
Rehabilitation is all about reaching your potential to maximise participation in life. The world health organisation defines rehabilitation as ‘a process aimed at enabling them to reach and maintain their optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological and social functional levels. Rehabilitation provides disabled people with the tools they need to attain independence and self-determination.’
Everyone has a different situation, so treatment will depend on everyone’s preferences and each individuals goals and needs. Your treatment will based on the latest evidence and may involve;
- Education & advice about symptomatic management
- Balance Exercises
- Head Control & Neck Stabilisation
- Exercises that aim to improve balance, walking ability & confidence
- Exercises that aim to improve Upper Limb and Hand function
- Exercises that aim to increase body awareness & skilled movement control
- Fatigue Management
- Individualised Fitness and strengthening programmes
- Managing Spasticity, spasms and muscle tension
- Complex Pain management
What should I do?
Call (08) 8363 0458 to book an appointment or talk to us about your situation.