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Neurological Physiotherapy

We have the expertise and experienced paediatric physiotherapists who can help to provide specialist physiotherapy to children who may have trouble with their physical development as a result of a neurological problem.

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Clinic Visit

Manchester Neuro Physio is a clinic based physiotherapy service which offers assessments and treatments at our clinics based around Manchester, Liverpool and Cheshire.

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Home Visit

We offer home visit physiotherapy treatment if you would prefer treatment in the comfort of your own home. This may convenient if you have mobility issues or time constraints which would require therapy at home.

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School Visit

At Manchester Neuro Physio, we are able to send our physiotherapists out to your child's familiar environment, where they can then receive functional physiotherapy treatment.

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Aids & Adaptations

Manchester Neuro Physio can assess your child at home and look for appropriate recommendations that may help your child to be independent around the house.

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Intensive Courses of Physiotherapy

At Manchester Neuro Physio, we are able to provide a widespread intensive rehabilitation service for children who may be suffering or recovering from a variety of conditions and injuries.

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24 Hour Assessment

24 hours assessment involves your child being assessed right from the beginning of the day when they get up until they go back to bed in the evening. Every aspect of your child's daily life and the activities they carry out daily will be assessed.

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Report Writing

Manchester Neuro Physio are able to provide physiotherapy assessments and reports for children across the UK. We commonly write reports for referrals to other medical professionals and GPs/ Consultant clinic letters.

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Medico-Legal Reports

With the expert knowledge of our specialist Physiotherapists at Manchester Neuro Physio, we are able to provide medico-legal reports that relate to personal injury litigation and medical negligence.

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Exercise Programmes

With all programmes we look to offer a comprehensive yet flexible approach that meets the direct needs of your child.

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Fall Prevention Programmes

We provide a specialist exercise programme that works specifically to increase confidence and mobility with the aim to reduce the overall risk of falls.

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Exercise Groups & Education Classes

At Manchester Neuro Physio, as well as providing more individualised exercise programmes for children, we also offer exercise and education classes for groups of people including patients, organisations and carers.

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Training

Manchester Neuro Physio are dedicated in providing a holistic package of treatment for your child, as well as the needs of those who are caring for them.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine approach used at Manchester Neuro Physio to help with pain relief, reducing swelling and promoting the healing process.

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Electrotherapy

At Manchester Neuro Physio, Electrotherapy is often used in the treatment of muscle weakness and pain caused by different neurological conditions.

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Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is a specifically tailored form of therapy completed in a warm pool. It host a number of benefits allowing a child to increase flexibility, decrease pain, strengthen joints, aiding recovery and re-educating of normal movement.

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SaeboFlex

Saebo Flex is a unique orthoses which allows patients to grasp objects using their wrist and hand, and can allow for immediate use of the hand and arm both at home and in therapy sessions.

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SaeboMAS mini

The SaeboMAS Mini is a lightweight, gravity eliminating dynamic mobile arm support, which supports and challenges a weakened shoulder and elbow.

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SaeboStretch

SaeboStretch is a resting hand splint, specifically designed with neurological patients in mind. The splint looks to maintain and/ or improve hand function in order to minimise pain and joint damage.

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SaeboReach

SaeboReach is functional orthoses which is designed specifically for patients who have suffered neurological injury. Such injury may include stroke, incomplete spinal cord injury or head injury.

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SaeboReJoyce

SaeboReJoyce is an upper limb rehabilitation work station to help improve function of the arm and hand. The machine uses a computerised task-orientated training system to provide standardised upper limb exercises which are needed for activities of daily living.

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Functional Electrical Stimulation

Functional electrical stimulation (FES) delivers an electrical stimulation in order to initiate a muscle contraction, and is done so using a machine.

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Botulinum Toxin

At Manchester Neuro Physio, our physiotherapist are trained to deliver safe and effective Botox injections in order to treat muscle tightness and spasticity.

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Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

CIMT is a technique used at Manchester Neuro Physio on children with neurological conditions, who have varying needs. The technique is primarily used to help regain independence with functional everyday tasks, along with motor function and range of movement.

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Serial Casting

At Manchester Neuro Physio, we make a series of serial casts that can be worn in order to immobilise a joint, for it to remain in a position of stretch.

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Thermoplastic Splinting

We have specialist neuro paediatric Physiotherapists who have experience is providing thermoplastic splinting. We have no waiting lists so your child can be seen straight away either at are clinic or at your home, whichever is most convenient for you.

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Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy focuses on management of problems such as aiming to decrease dizziness and visual symptoms or frequency of dizziness. Exercises will aim to improve balance and walking ability.

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Stroke

Physiotherapy treatment is very important following a stroke. It should commence as soon as possible and continue until an individual has reached their maximum potential.

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Spinal Cord Injury

The main aim of physiotherapy treatment is to increase your child's quality of life following an SCI and keep them as functional and independent as possible.

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Drop Foot

We understand that foot drop can have a significant impact on your life and here at Manchester Neuro Physio we have a team of physiotherapists who can provide effective treatments to maximise your potential and improve your quality of life.

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Brain Tumour

Physiotherapy can help with the problems created by the tumour or by the treatment to remove or shrink the tumour.

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Cerebral Palsy

Your child's goals are at the centre of our treatments, in the aim of developing their skills and function and therefore improving their quality of life.

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Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus can affect balance, co-ordination, mobility and walking ability. Physiotherapy is needed to help aid your child's development and improve their function.

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Microcephaly

Our Specialist Physiotherapists will carry out an assessment of your child which will highlight their strengths and weaknesses and then a personalised treatment plan will be made with achievable goals taken into consideration.

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Downs Syndrome

Physiotherapists at Manchester Neuro Physio look at what your child is already achieving and then looks at the next step and help them achieve their next goal.

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Metabolic Disorders

Our Physiotherapists will provide a personalised treatment plan for your child which is created with their strengths and weaknesses in mind so their specific needs are met and their goals are achieved.

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Mucopolysacchari Dosis

Our specialist physiotherapists will create a personalised treatment plan for your child which will focus on their weaknesses and problems to then help them achieve functional goals, such as playing with friends and not being in pain.

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Guillian Barre Syndrome

Physiotherapy treatment should start in hospital immediately, and once your child has achieved their potential in hospital and are medically stable they can then be discharged and we can continue their treatment and help them achieve their maximal potential.

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Meningitis

Physiotherapy treatment is often needed for the secondary complications to Meningitis such as: muscle weakness, poor balance and co-ordination.

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Epilepsy

Physiotherapy Epilepsy treatment is usually for the secondary complications from falls such as broken bones or a head injury.

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Acquired Brain Injury

Manchester neuro physio our Physiotherapists understand the frustration and will provide personalised treatment plans for your child to help them make the most successful recovery possible.

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Erbs Palsy

Physiotherapy is vital to aid your baby's recovery as physiotherapy can help provide the best condition for the nerves to heal as well as preventing any secondary complications such as stiffness.

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Spinal Cord Injury

The main aim of physiotherapy treatment is to increase your child's quality of life following an SCI and keep them as functional and independent as possible.

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Neurocutaneous Syndrome

Physiotherapy can help with symptoms such as numbness, weakness and scoliosis.

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Multiple Cavernous Cavernomas

Physiotherapy treatment for Multiple Cavernous Cavernomas depends on the types of symptoms being experienced. Our Physiotherapists use specific treatments for your child and will motivate them by using their favourite toys/ games/ songs during treatment to help maximise their potential.

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Spina Bifida

Physiotherapy can help with the symptoms such as muscle weakness by providing treatment which will help strengthen the weak muscles and improve your child's function.

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Hypermobility

Physiotherapy treatment for hypermobility can massively improve your child's function and decrease their pain.

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In Toeing / Out Toeing

In most cases In toeing and Out toeing corrects itself as your child grows but physiotherapy can help facilitate this correction to prevent any long lasting problems.

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Toe Walking

Physiotherapy can help strengthen and stretch these muscles. We can also provide advice for parents on positioning and walking.

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Flat Feet

It is important to see a physiotherapist as they can provide strengthening and stretching exercises to help alleviate some of the symptoms that your child is experiencing.

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Drop Foot

We understand that foot drop can have a significant impact on your life and here at Manchester Neuro Physio we have a team of physiotherapists who can provide effective treatments to maximise your potential and improve your quality of life.

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Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy

Physiotherapy treatment is vital for children with Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy to prevent secondary complications and to maintain function for as long as possible

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Beckers Muscular Dystrophy

Physiotherapy treatment may include strengthening exercises to maintain muscle and to decrease muscle wastage as much as possible.

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Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy

Our physiotherapists use fun and engaging techniques to treat your child and motivate them to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Physiotherapy can be vital to help the limb and respiratory muscles maintain strength, meaning your child will be more functional and have an increased quality of life.

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Charcot Marie Tooth

Physiotherapy is one of the most important therapies for improving the symptoms of CMT and reduces secondary complications such as contractures (where a muscle shortens and is unable to work in its normal range).

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Development Delay

Global Developmental Delays can show reduction in all areas of development and early intervention is key for these children to assist them in reaching their milestones and achieving their full potential.

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Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy

Physiotherapy helps achieve the best outcome by strengthening, doing active stretches, co-ordination exercises and walking.

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Talipes

Treatment is likely to involve and extensive stretching program which will aim to lengthen any tight muscles in the foot causing the abnormality with assistance from splints, plaster casts or specialised boots to hold the feet apart.

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Severs Disease

Your physiotherapist will undertake a biomechanical assessment which will allow the physiotherapist to determine what areas may be contributing to the pain.

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Plagiocephaly

Physiotherapy treatment is likely to involve positioning and active and passive range of motion. The physiotherapist is likely to encourage play in positions which will benefit your child and reduce any flattening forces on the skull.

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Perthes

Physiotherapy management can help a child with Perthes' by prescribing an advanced range of motion exercises in addition to regular medical check-ups.

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Torticollis

During a physiotherapy session, you child will have an assessment which will involve a physiotherapist observing alignment and positioning, your child's ability to roll and specific head control and range of movement.

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Growing Pains

Massage and heat are useful techniques for growing pains. Heat can help reduce any pain and massage can provide relaxation and release any tension from aching muscles.

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Scoliosis

A physiotherapist will undertake a biomechanical assessment which requires observation through the planes of movement, this means observation through how to move from a frontal, side and horizontal view.

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Juvenile Arthritis

Physiotherapy aims to reduce pain through stretching soft tissue and exercises to reduce swelling.

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Avascular Necrosis (AVN)

Your physiotherapist may do mobilisations; these hands on technique will require the physiotherapist to gradually move the joint through its range to prevent any swelling and to encourage blood supply to the area.

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Osgood Schlatters

Physiotherapy can offer relief for children suffering with Osgood Schlatter.

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Chronic Lung Disease

Physiotherapy treatment will vary on the age of your child. In young children, treatment will be disguised into play through our team of creative paediatric physiotherapists.

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Cystic Fibrosis

Chest physiotherapy can help prevent thick, sticky mucus in the lungs from blocking airways and help with breathing and reduce the likelihood of infection.

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Asthma

Asthma is a long lasting inflammatory disease of the airways. It causes heightened sensitivity in the airways which can cause them to tighten and secrete excess mucus which can irritate breathing.

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Vincristine Neuropathy

Our team of paediatric physiotherapist are here to help and support your through their rehabilitation journey. We can assess your child's gait by monitoring their walking pattern to correct any misalignment.

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Post Amputation Rehab

During the initial stages of the introduction to the prosthesis, an individual will need to be reintroduced to balancing their body weight through both legs.

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Rotationplasty

Physiotherapy treatment for rotationplasty is crucial to help regain function and strength, surgery will leave the child feeling weak in addition to chemotherapy treatment and looks of activity.

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As children begin to move more independently and learn about their environment and the world around them, they see things of interest and their curiosity is awakened.

Neurological rehabilitation has many benefits, here is a list of some of the common ways the physiotherapists at Manchester Neuro Physio are able to benefit patients:

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