Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) provides a wide range of high quality community health services for Medway residents; from health visitors and district nurses to speech and language therapists and out of hours urgent care.
Neurological physiotherapy is a type of physiotherapy that specialises in the treatment and management of people over 18 years of age who have a neurological condition resulting from damage to their brain, spinal cord, muscles or nerves.
You can be referred to the service by your GP, consultant, specialist nurse or other health care professional.
Depending upon the symptoms you present with, your assessment will involve the neurological physiotherapist looking at any of the following:
You will benefit from wearing loose comfortable clothes or bringing shorts or a vest top if you know the physiotherapist may need to look at the affected area, e.g. your knee or shoulder joint.
Your assessment may take up to one hour. This is usually made up by some time asking questions about your diagnosis, symptoms you have, taking a short medical history (so please bring a list of your current medication) and discussing what your expectations of physiotherapy are before looking at the areas identified above.
Depending on your individual needs, treatment may include:-
Physiotherapy works differently for each individual and lots of things can affect how well it works, such as:
Read information about your condition (there are support and information groups for many conditions - see the links below)
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If given a home exercise programme, continue with it long term to help maintain/improve your physical abilities.
The Stroke Association
0845 3033 100 www.stroke.org.uk
Multiple Sclerosis Society
0808 800 8000 www.mssociety.org.uk
Headway - The Brain Injury Association
0808 800 2244 www.headway.org.uk
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
0800 652 6352 www.muscular-dystrophy.org
Parkinson’s Disease Society
0800 800 0303 www.parkinsons.org.uk
Motor Neurone Disease Association
08457 626262 www.mndassociation.org
0800 374 803 www.gbs.org.uk
You can contact us by email or by by phone to 0300 123 3444.
Monday to Friday between 8:30am - 4:30pm