Neurological physiotherapy is vital to the management of a range of neurological conditions. Whether the condition is traumatic or degenerative in nature, management requires a deep understanding of the condition and a skilled approach to progressive individualized rehabilitation. This can take place in the home or at The Valley Clinic.
Therapist: Amanda Adams
Amanda Adams BSc(hons), MCSP, HCPC
Amanda Adams, a specialist physiotherapist with many years of experience and post-graduate training in the field of neurological rehabilitation, can offer treatment and advice to individuals and their relatives/carers.
Amanda is an active member of The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology & Parkinson’s Excellence Network. Her post-graduate training includes Bobath courses and Pilates.
Treatment can be offered at The Valley Clinic or in clients’ homes or care homes as required. Following a detailed assessment, treatment goals and management options to meet the needs of the individual are discussed.
This may include physiotherapy to address problems of movement control or balance, development of a personal exercise programme, postural advice and liaison with other services.
Neurological physiotherapy is available at The Valley Clinic for the management of a range of conditions including:
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Head Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Spinal Cord Injury
A stroke occurs when there is an interruption of blood flow to part of the brain. Without blood to supply oxygen and nutrients and to remove waste products, brain cells quickly die. Depending on the region affected, stroke can cause paralysis, speech impairment, memory loss, reduced ability to reason, coma or death.
Parkinson’s is a slowly progressive neurological syndrome, usually seen late in life. The condition is marked by mask-like facial expression, tremor of resting muscles, slowing of voluntary movements, festinating gait, muscle weakness and, sometimes, excessive sweating.
MS is a chronic autoimmune disorder affecting movement, sensation and bodily functions. It is caused by the destruction of the myelin insulation covering nerve fibres in the central nervous system.
Often preceded by a respiratory infection, this is an acute disorder of the peripheral nerves. It causes weakness, and often paralysis, of the lower limbs.
Bobath Therapy uses specific handling techniques to help patients relax and mobilize their muscles and joints. It is commonly used with individuals who have suffered a stroke.