We have recruited to provide neurological services on a larger scale from Autumn 2017.
This will be a specialist physiotherapy service offering assessment and treatment for people who have neurological conditions or injuries that have resulted in disorders. These include Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Acquired Brain Injury, Ataxia, Neuropathy, Spinal Cord Injury and other neurological presentations.
Neurological physiotherapy uses a wide range of evidence based approaches to facilitate normal movement and promote functional independence. A comprehensive initial assessment, which can be carried out in the clinic or at the patient’s home, precedes an individual treatment plan accompanied with relevant advice and exercises tailored to the patient.
Nicola Preece is our lead for this work. Nicola is a member of our community team, is a chartered physiotherapist, registered with the HCPC and a member of ACPIN (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists interested in Neurology). She qualified in 2002 and has been working with people following stroke and other neurological long term conditions since 2006.