Neurological physiotherapy provides rehabilitation to individuals who have had an injury to their nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) from either an accident, disease or other medical events. A neurological physiotherapist has an in depth knowledge of neurological conditions and an understanding of how these conditions affect the individual’s ability to move independently. A neurological physiotherapist aims to restore more efficient movement, thereby improving and maintaining optimal functional abilities.
As we grow older our bodies change and our strength and general fitness can reduce, this makes it more difficult to carry out everyday activities such as standing up, washing, dressing and walking. Physiotherapy can help in many ways such as strengthening muscles which can prevent falls and increase mobility and independence.
The assessment includes a discussion about your medical history, mobility, how it affects you and what you would like to achieve. This is followed by a full physical examination to look at range of movement, strength, tone, co-ordination, sensation, posture, balance, walking and hand/arm function. Personalised physiotherapy goals will then be set between you and your physiotherapist (and if appropriate family and carers).
The treatment will depend on the findings of the assessment and will be tailor made for each individual including stretching, strengthening, core stability, balance training, falls prevention, hands-on treatment, spasticity management and much more.
Specialist Physio in Neuro Rehabilitation
After qualifying in 1986, Meryl has worked in the NHS in Plymouth, Reading, Oxford, Southampton and Poole specialising in neurology, rehabilitation of older people and working in the community in people’s homes and in Care Homes. She started work at The Wimborne Clinic in July 2012 seeing patients at the clinic or in their own homes, whichever was the most convenient for them.
Meryl has a special interest in Parkinson’s and has attended courses on specific exercise programmes and the use of Cueing and Cognitive Strategies to improve movement and function. She has worked alongside Dr Gregory, Consultant in Neurology at Poole Hospital, in 2 research projects between 2012 to 2017 assessing the effectiveness of physiotherapy for people with Parkinson’s.
Meryl is a Member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology.
She also has extensive knowledge in the treatment of all neurological conditions including Stroke and really enjoys problem solving and treating older people.
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