Unlocking the brain’s tremendous ability to adjust to any type of injury is what Neuro Rehabilitation (Neuro Physiotherapy) is all about. This ability of the brain to ‘rewire’ itself is called ‘neuro’ – plasticity. When the brain suffers an injury such as a stroke, this will cause irreversible damage to that part of the brain and it can cause a huge variety of problems. Some problems will be very obvious, others will be more obscure. It is fair to say that not one injury is the same, especially because every person is unique. That is why each treatment plan is tailored specifically to each individual.
Our ‘neuro-physiotherapists‘ are trained and have developed very specialised skills to assist you in your recovery. We will use special techniques to deal with the specific problems you might have developed from not being able to be as active as you would have been or to deal with the ‘compensations’ that are preventing you from getting better. Our main focus will be to create a safe environment in which we can challenge and stimulate you at the right level for your brain to start to adjust to the injury in the most effective way. Some therapists will limit themselves to one specific treatment approach/concept, such as ‘Bobath’, ‘normal movement’, ‘Neuro Development Treatment’, ‘Motor relearning’, ‘Carr and Shepherd’, ‘Brunstrom’, ‘synergistic movement’, ‘conductive education’ or ‘functional rehabilitation’. At Altrincham Rehabilitation we strongly believe in an eclectic and pragmatic approach which allows us to incorporate any of these ‘concepts’ as well as other tools such as ‘Kinetic Control for the neurological patient’, ‘Pilates principles’, ‘Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)’, ‘Botulinum Toxin (Botox) injections’, ‘Saebo Arm Program’, ‘Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)’ and many other physio tools.
At Altrincham Rehabilitation we prefer to use the term ‘Neuro-Rehabilitation’ (not Neuro-physiotherapy) as this does not limit the therapy to just the physical aspects of your injury.
Neuro-Rehabilitation acknowledges and addresses each aspect that has been affected by your neurological condition. Including your mental, emotional, psychological and social well being. We work in close partnership with a range of professionals in order to be able to offer you a multidisciplinary approach to your recovery.
Some of the other professions are:
- Occupational Therapist
- Speech and Language Therapist
- Home Carers