The neurological physiotherapist, with skill in understanding the mechanisms of normal movement, looks at mobility, sensation, coordination, strength and function to optimise quality of life.
During your first appointment at Unley Physiotherapy, the physiotherapist will assess your functional abilities (how you stand, walk, move from a chair to a bed), balance, strength and quality of your movement.
The areas limiting movement may be due to direct damage as a result of the neurological problems or secondary effects such as stiff joints, tightness of muscles or habitual patterns of movements. We offer advice, management, exercise programmes, classes and problem solving with the patient (and family too, if required).
Our neurological physiotherapy services are made up of physiotherapists that have acquired extensive experience and skills over many years. They understand how to optimise your function and independence despite living with a neurological condition.
Special interest areas are, but not limited to:
- Aquatic Physiotherapy (Hydrotherapy)
- Feldenkrais method
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic and acquired brain injury
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Muscular Dystrophies
- Guillian Barré Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Post Polio Syndrome (The late effects of Polio)
- Gait and Movement Disorder
- Familia Spastic Paraplegia/Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis
- Motor Neurone Disease
- Adults with Cerebral Palsy
- Dizziness/Vertigo/BPPV and other vestibular disorders
- Falls prevention