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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are unable to find an answer to your question below, feel free to ask us, or email;

What is neurological physiotherapy?

Neurological physiotherapy is the treatment of problems caused by disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These often present as weakness, paralysis, spasticity, walking problems, movement problems, reduced balance and difficulty performing everyday activities.

Do your physiotherapists practice the Bobath concept?

We utilise a combination of numerous physiotherapy principles to provide the most beneficial treatment for our patients. These include the Bobath concept (normal movement), the Carr and Shepherd approach (motor relearning), the Brunnstorm approach and conductive education. The treatment approach used will vary depending on the individual, their symptoms and their goals. This allows us to maximise your potential.

Do I need a referral from my doctor or consultant?

No. Manchester Neuro Physio accept referrals direct from patients, relatives, carers, case managers and solicitors. If you have private medical insurance feel free to telephone or email Manchester Neuro Physio and we will be able to provide advice as different insurers have different referral policies.

How many sessions do I need?

Following your initial assessment our physiotherapists will be able to give you an idea of the number of treatment sessions you require. The length of treatment will depend on your condition, your symptoms and your rehabilitation goals.

Will I ever walk again?

There are numerous factors that can have an impact on whether you will be able to walk again in the future. Following your initial assessment your specialist physiotherapist will be able to advise you on realistic rehabilitation goals.

How long is your waiting list?

Manchester Neuro Physio ensure that we maintain adequate staffing levels to allow all initial assessments to be performed within 48 hours, if required. Subsequent treatment sessions can be arranged at times and intervals that best suit you.

When can I drive again?

Your physiotherapist can advise you and liaise with your GP regarding returning to driving. If required, Manchester Neuro Physio can refer you to relevant services and professionals for a driving assessment.

I have arranged an appointment for a relative. Can I come and see what is involved?

Manchester Neuro Physio believe that relatives have an important role to play in the rehabilitation of their loved ones. Attending appointments will enable your physiotherapist to provide you with relevant advice to promote the recovery of your relative. We can also teach you suitable exercises that can be performed or practiced, with your relative, at home between appointments.

I had a stroke six months ago. Can I still improve with physiotherapy?

Yes. Following a stroke a rapid improvement is often seen over the first few weeks. With the correct physiotherapy input from our specialist physiotherapists improvements are possible over the following years. Following your initial assessment, your physiotherapist will be able to advise you on how much improvement is possible.

Can you recommend an occupational therapist, speech therapist etc. in the local area?

Yes. We regularly work alongside other local health professionals. If required, we will be able to refer you to or provide recommendations regarding suitable NHS and private services following your initial assessment.

To book an assessment or for more information please email call 0161 883 0066 .