Stroke and other neurological conditions such as Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis.
Not all exercise is equal, and knowing how to get the most out of your body is my area of expertise. No challenge…no change!
After a neurological problem the signal somewhere along the pathway from the brain via the nerves to the muscles is affected.
Through exercise a neurological physiotherapist helps to get muscles moving with appropriate movement (force, speed, timing, co-ordination) for the task at hand. Exercise can help to restore the body’s ability to re-create movement patterns through principles of plasticity and neuro-active exercise. Improvement is possible after leaving hospital, however you tend to have to work harder for each increment of improvement as time passes from your injury.
Exercise is important to keep you at your physical best despite your neurological problems. Reducing your activity levels and becoming more sedentary only weakens your muscles and reduces your fitness. In the long term, it can reduce your capacity to participate in every day life.
Learn how to get more active and strengthen what you can. Improve your balance and flexibility and start to tackle the day-to-day challenges that you may have been putting off. Improve your fitness. Find confidence in what you can do. Push yourself to achieve more. I can work with you to help you set realistic goals, and work towards them. You’ll see new possibilities. See what you’re really capable of with the right encouragement.
Start with 5 individual sessions including assessment and develop a program to help you achieve your goals.
Find out more today and see if physiotherapy is the right option for you.