Neurological-PhysiotherapyNeurological Physiotherapy

The neurological physiotherapist, with skill in understanding the mechanisms of normal movement, looks at mobility sensation, function and quality of life.

At your first appointment at Unley Physiotherapy, the physiotherapist will look at the whole person, examining your ease of movement; for example, sitting up from lying, getting out of a chair and walking. The quality of the movements performed may require new and different motion possibilities and balance awareness to allow freedom to shift easily from one position to another, or to use the limbs accurately and appropriately.

The areas limiting movement may be due to neurological problems related to damage or disease of the brain, spinal cord or nerve / muscle connection, or specifically due to stiff joints, tightness of muscles or habitual patterns of moving. We offer advice, management, exercise programmes, classes and problem solving with the patient (and family too, if required).

Our neurological physiotherapy services use experience and skills acquired over many years. Our physiotherapists understand that people with a neurological condition need to get the best out of their disability, and the best possible learning and caring environment is needed for that to occur.

Special interest areas:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Guillian Barré
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Post Polio Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Gait and Movement Disorder
  • Lymphoedema (secondary)
  • Familia Spastic Paraplegia
  • Dystonia and Spasmodic Torticollis
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Adults with Cerebral Palsy
  • Vertigo / BPPV
  • Falls prevention