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Physio treatment for a Brain Tumour

Physio treatment for a Brain Tumour

Physiotherapy treatment for an individual with a brain tumour will depend on the individual's physical presentation, symptoms and their goals. This will vary according to the size, location, type of the brain tumour.

At Manchester Neuro Physio, our specialist neurophysiotherapist's are trained to carry out a thorough neurological assessment to determine the individual's problems and will produce a valuable treatment plan that works towards achieving specific goals. These goals will be different for each individual depending on what they want to achieve or work on. For example, some individuals with brain tumours may want to be able to move around in bed, others will want to be able to walk or climb the stairs. Your neurological physiotherapist will provide a treatment plan and home exercise program that helps the individual achieve their specific goals.

A treatment session for an individual with a brain tumour will vary considerably depending on the extent of symptoms and aims of the treatment. It may include:

  • Head/neck and trunk control exercises
  • Bed mobility and transfer practice
  • Upper and lower limb strengthening exercises
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Soft tissue mobilisation, stretches and massage
  • Balance work in sitting or standing
  • Gait re-education and stairs practice
  • Provision of a home exercise program
  • Provision of aids, equipment, positional aids and seating
  • Liaison with other health professionals such as occupational therapists and speech and language therapists as appropriate

At Manchester Neuro Physio, our neurophysiotherapists are trained in a variety of adjunct treatment methods that may be useful for those experiencing neurological symptoms as a result of a brain tumour. For example, we are trained in the use of Saebo dynamic orthoses which can improve your ability to reach and grasp an object. Botox injections are useful to relax tight muscles and limbs can be splinted using serial casting to hold them in a position of prolonged stretch and increase range of movement. Muscles can be strengthened using electrical stimulation or water based exercises during a hydrotherapy session.

If you would like to know more about how neurophysiotherapy can help an individual with a brain tumour, please contact us now on 0161 883 0066.

Introduction to Brain Tumour

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