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Motor Neurone Disease

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a condition that causes the degeneration and loss of function in the motor system of the central nervous system. Motor neurones are nerve cells which control the function and activity of our muscles by transmitting messages through the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) and the peripheral nervous system (nerves outside of the central nervous system). Both sets of neurones are affected by this condition. This results in progressive weakness and wasting of the muscles.

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The different types of Motor Neurone Disease are:

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)- Most common form of MND and common symptoms are muscle wasting, muscle fasciculations, muscle spasms, speech/swallow problems

Progressive muscular atrophy (PMA)– Tends to progress more slowly than ALS. Some people with PMA go onto develop ALS

Progressive Bulbar Palsy (PBP)– Affects muscles in the throat, tongue, facial weakness therefore causes problems with speech and swallow

Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS)– Rare form of MND. People with this form may experience spasticity but do not suffer from muscle wasting

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Symptoms of Motor Neurone Disease

People who suffer from MND may experience the following symptoms:

  • Muscle wastage
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle fasciculations (involuntary contractions of part of a muscle which is often seen as flickers of movement under the skin)
  • Pain
  • Stiffness at muscles and joints due to wastage and weakness
  • Reduced mobility
  • Muscle spasms
  • Reduced ability to carry out functional tasks such as opening jars, carrying objects
  • Breathing problems in later stages of the condition due to weakness at the respiratory muscles
  • Communication and swallowing problems

How our Physiotherapy Helps with Motor Neurone Disease

Although this disease is progressive, symptoms can be managed to achieve the best quality of life possible. At Neurotherapy Worx we can help by:

  • Providing Neurological physiotherapy input to help maintain movement, mobility and function
  • Provision of a positioning and stretching plan to help you manage joint and muscle range of movement
  • Assessment and provision of aids to help with your mobility
  • Liaise with other health care professionals that are involved within your treatment/care and offer advice and input where needed.
  • Breathing exercises
  • Education and advice for family and carers on helping you manage your condition
  • Referral to other services such as an orthotist (splinting/support), wheelchair services, driving assessment services
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How Does Neurotherapy Treatment Work?

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We hold a brief conversation with you about what problems you struggle with and how you need help

We capture your personal details, discuss the costs and timings and arrange an appointment

During your first appointment, you share your goals with us and we conduct a physical assessment

We work with you to build a personalised treatment plan, during a scheduled period of intervention

We may prescribe some exercises to help you to address weakness, move more efficiently and improve your quality of life

We regularly review your progress and adjust your goals as you make improvements

What’s a Treatment Plan?

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Why Work With Our Team?

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Motivational, personalised and tailored care, based on your individual goals and fully adapted to your abilities

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Our expert team work together when required, fully communicating to deliver the fastest and best outcomes

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With extensive, hands on practical career experience of working in hospitals, clinics and the community

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Fully HCPC, CSP, Physio First, CPD, DBS, BOBATH accredited with proof of up date memberships upon request

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By staying ahead of cutting edge industry treatments, we bring you new and unique support and options

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Our friendly team visit you in your home. Following our assessment, we support you with activities of daily living that you would like to carry out more easily. Our team are enhanced police checked.

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 Attend our fully equipped clinic for a full assessment & tailored treatment plan. Specialist equipment is available to support your activities & develop your skills, enabling you to achieve your personal goals

Neurological Problems We Help With

Walking Issues

Balance Problems

Coordination Problems

Visiospatial Disfunction

Sensory Loss

Falls

Fatigue

Pain

Pain

Spasticity

Spasticity

Body Alignment

Body Alignment

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Range of Movement

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Reduced Muscle Tone

Neurological Conditions We Support

• Alzheimer’s Disease
• Balance Problems
• Brain Injury
• Brain Tumours
• Cerebral Palsy
• Dementia

• Functional Neurological Disorder
• Guillain-Barré Syndrome
• Hereditary Ataxias
• Motor Neurone Disease
• Multiple Sclerosis

• Muscular Dystrophy
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Peripheral Neuropathy
• Spinal Deformity and Injury
• Stroke

What Does Tailored Care Mean?

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A Hands on Treatment Plan

Your treatment plan evolves around you – Entirely bespoke way of adapting movements

Incremental Goals

Incremental Goals

Small goals are adapted as your personalised treatment plan evolves and incremental goals are achieved

Your Confidence Levels

Your Confidence Levels

Supportive equipment is adapted to you and your individual confidence levels, abilities and goals

Your Own Personal Motivations

Your Own Personal Motivations

Based on goals that each individual person is actually motivated to achieve

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