What is Neurological Physiotherapy
Neurological Physiotherapy is specialised physiotherapy to treat people who have suffered damage to the central nervous system caused by Neurological Conditions such as: Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Motor Neurone Disease, Head Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Other Neurological conditions.
Damage to your central nervous system, including your brain and your spinal cord, means that the messages from your brain are not reaching the affected parts of your body. This can result in loss of movement and sensation, uncoordinated movement, weak and floppy muscles, spasm and tremor.
Neurological Physiotherapy is able to kick-start the message pathways that your brain is struggling to use, to make new pathways through repetitive actions and exercises. Many of our clients who undergo our specialised Physiotherapy can improve some of their symptoms such as, difficulties with loss of balance, loss of hand and arm, or leg and foot function, walking, spasticity and pain.
A Neurological Physiotherapist can assess your symptoms and work with you to achieve your goals, whether that is to walk to the shops, drive your car again, relearn to open and close your hand, or to help you return to work or sport.
Jessica is Flutterbys resident physiotherapist; she has a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Cape Town, MSc Physiotherapy (Paediatric Neurology)from Cape Town and is a qualified NDT practitioner.