Understanding how Physiotherapists can help Adults and Children living with a neurological impairment can be confusing due to the complexity of the nervous system. To make our intervention as simple as possible to understand, neurological Physiotherapists must address three main components of normal movement.
These are Posture, Movement and Function.
We have all heard the term "Good Posture". In a Physiotherapist's context good posture means to have the ability to move optimally and efficiently without damage to the body.
To help Adults and Children living with a neurological condition, the neurological Physiotherapist will aim to improve the client's posture as a matter of priority due to its importance for future movement and function.
The neurological Physiotherapist may be able to help the individual by teaching exercises and re-educating their postural control or by recommending specialist external postural management equipment, or a combination of both.
Following a stroke, or any kind of neurological impairment, humans will strive to move against the forces of gravity however best they can. The muscles of the body may either become weak or have increased tension. This prevents the body from moving normally. It is the skilled role of the neurological Physiotherapist to channel any movement by making it the best quality possible. This in turn may prevent damage to the muscles and skeletal system and encourage the recovery of efficient, normal movement.
The specialists from The Neuro Physio Service will use an array of handling skills, knowledge, equipment and training to encourage and channel the recovery of normal movement.