Our highly experienced team of specialist neurophysiotherapists work with the multidisciplinary team to set tailored goals to improve function and support self-management of patients.
On entering at Christchurch Group service, residents will be assess for weakness in limbs, trunk and face, gait, balance, coordination problems, perceptual impairments including visiospatial dysfunction, sensory loss, visual problems, falls, fatigue, pain, spasticity, respiratory function, moving and handling body alignments, range of movement in joints and muscle tone.
All rehabilitation is based on an assessments of each patient's unique disability. Goals are set and worked towards. This includes task specific training, gait training, therapeutic positioning, strength training, functional electrical stimulation, sensory work, balance training, walking aids, splinting, constraint induced movement therapy, scanning techniques, pain management, spasticity management, taping techniques, fatigue management, hydrotherapy, education, tracheostomy management and chest physiotherapy. Hydrotherapy pools and gyms provide access to specialist equipment enables patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.
- WATCH: Professor Mike Barnes discusses the management of spasticity and muscle contractions following a brain or spinal injury or as a result of a neurological condition.
- WATCH: Physiotherapist Su Crossland explains how individuals with spasticity as a result of a brain or spinal injury, stroke or neurological condition can be helped by seating and posture management.
- WATCH: Physiotherapist Sarah Cameron explains how individuals with neurological difficulties can suffer from visual problems including ocular motor control, muscular control, visual field loss and abnormalities, visual perception loss, hemianopia, and homonymous hemianopia.
- WATCH: Physiotherapist Kiran Mattoru explains how splinting can be used to increase functionality of individuals suffering from muscle contractions as a result of a brain injury or neurological condition.