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What is Neurorehabilitation?
Significant functional, mobility, cognitive and psychological changes occur after someone has sustained damage to their brain, spinal cord or nervous system, whether from injury or medical illness. Neurorehabilitation aims to combat these changes and improve someone’s quality of life, allowing them the most independent life possible for their condition.
Neurorehabilitation often involves teaching people how to move, talk, think and care for themselves again. Therapists aim to build strength, co-ordination, stamina and confidence in their patients, allowing them to become as independent as possible once again.
Who offers Neurorehabilitation services?
At RehabMatters, the physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists work together as a multidisciplinary team to help you get back up on your feet again, often teaching you a “new way of living”, both within your changed body and as a changed individual within your wider community.
The physiotherapists will work on teaching basic mobility tasks, transfer training, walking analysis and re-education, balance retraining, neuromuscular strengthening and pain management. We focus on what is important to you and work together to try to make it possible to do those activities again. Our physiotherapists are also trained to help you return to sporting and leisure activities and at RehabMatters we have the facilities available to work on golf, tennis, bowling, running and cycling.
The occupational therapists help you re-learn how to perform activities of daily living independently, including cooking, dressing, toileting, grooming, home management and safety training. They can also help get you ready to return to work and driving on the roads again. As part of these activities, the OTs will also work on cognitive retraining for memory, attention, processing skills, and executive functions as well as neuro-muscular strengthening and training, and visual-perceptual skill development.
The speech therapists will work on your swallow, speech, communication, voice and language skills in order to get you engaging with your family and community again. There are various therapy options to improve your swallowing if coughing and choking is something that happens when you eat or drink.
Together, the physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists at RehabMatters aim to deliver a neurorehabilitation service that is holistic, patient-focused, participatory and community-focused. Once a week our therapy teams meet to discuss the goals you have set and the progress you are making. Multi-disciplinary family meetings are also held when the team or family feel it is necessary or beneficial.
What conditions are commonly treated by Neurorehabilitation?
A team approach to neurorehabilitation is often of value in the treatment of the following conditions:
- Brain injury
- Cerebral palsy (adults only)
- Facial palsy
- Falls in the elderly
- General neurological disorders
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Head and neck cancer
- Motor Neuron disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neuromuscular disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Spinal cord injury
How do I get an appointment for Neurorehabilitation?
If you would like an initial consultation to establish which therapies would be most appropriate for you to have as part of your neurorehabilitation plan, please contact McCulloch, Harrison and Partners who will do an initial assessment and make recommendations based on their findings.
If you know you need to see a physiotherapist, please book an appointment by contacting McCulloch, Harrison and Partners
If you know you need to see an occupational therapist, please book an appointment by contacting McCulloch, Harrison and Partners .
If you know you need to see a speech therapist, please book an appointment by contacting McCulloch, Harrison and Partners.