During your initial assessment you will discuss your short and long term rehabilitation goals. These goals will then be at the centre of your rehabilitation.
Physiotherapy will assist you in regaining as much movement and function as possible. Treatment often focuses on sitting balance, standing balance, walking, using your affected arm / hand and managing any changes in muscle tone, pain or stiffness.
Neurological stroke physiotherapy can help:
- improve balance and walking
- increase ability to roll / move in bed / sit / stand
- reduce muscle spasms, pain and stiffness
- increase strength
- retrain normal patterns of movement
- increase affected arm and leg function
- increase energy levels
- increase independence and quality of life
- reduce the risk of falls
After a stroke may people experience difficulties performing tasks that were previously simple. This can make everyday life a struggle for both you and those close to you. Manchester Neuro Physio will advise you on the use of walking aids, splints, supports and home equipment to make your life easier.
During treatment sessions our specialised physiotherapists will lead you through a graduated programme of functional exercises to increase your mobility and muscle control. The physiotherapists at Manchester Neuro Physio will usually teach you (and your family members / carers if appropriate) exercises to be continued between appointments.
Manchester Neuro Physio provide services for carers, care homes and organisations as well as individuals. We are able to provide manual handling training sessions for carers, care homes and families. This training involves teaching safe therapeutic handling and positioning techniques that will promote normal movement patterns and normal postural alignment of patients to those caring for them. The therapeutic use of specific hoists and slings can also be taught. Where required postural, bed, seating and wheelchair assessments can be carried out by our specialist physiotherapists. Following this assessment our physiotherapists can refer you to appropriate NHS or private services to enable you to obtain the recommended equipment.
Having a stroke is a life changing event. Many individuals feel low in mood and have reduced confidence following a stroke. At Manchester Neuro Physio we aim to make our treatment sessions effective and enjoyable. Many patients develop close relationships with our physiotherapists. This, combined with increased function and independence, allows our patients to lead as fulfilling lives as possible.
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