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Spinal Cord Injury

What is a Spinal Cord Injury?

Your brain and spinal cord are responsible for controlling your bodily functions. The spinal cord communicates messages to and from the brain and to all parts of the body- muscles, organs and skin.

If the spinal cord is damaged, some of the messages or impulses may be interrupted which can lead to partial or complete loss of movement or sensation in your body below the level of the injury. Spinal cord injury can be divided into 2 types of injury:

  • Complete-causes permanent damage to the area of the spinal cord that is affected therefore there will be no function below the level of the injury.
  • Incomplete-refers to partial damage of the spinal cord. The ability to move and sensation (feeling) depends on the severity of the injury
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Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury

These symptoms can vary from person to person and depends on the level of damage and severity:

  • Loss of movement and weakness
  • Loss of sensation/feeling in parts of the body (reduced ability to feel heat, cold, touch)
  • Pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of bladder/bowel control
  • Low mood/depression

How our Physiotherapy helps with Spinal Cord Injury

Everyone with a spinal cord injury presents with different symptoms and rehabilitation requirements. At Neurotherapy Worx we can help to:

  • Provide therapy to help improve strength and movement
  • Balance re-education
  • Gait re-education
  • Functional electrical stimulation (FES)
  • Set up exercise/gym programme
  • Assessment and provision of suitable aids to improve independence
  • Sensory stimulation exercises
  • Provision of stretches and a stretching programme to help maintain range of movement
  • Breathing exercises
  • Education on increasing your independence with transfers
  • Input at home to problem solve potential issues that may arise at home in order to help improve independence
  • Referral to other services such as orthotics (Splinting/support), wheelchair services, driving assessment centre (if required)
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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?

Patient Centric

Patient Centric

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

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Multi Skilled Team

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

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Fully Experienced

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

Why Trust Us for Your Treatment?

Qualified Specialists

Qualified Specialists

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

Innovative Therapies

Innovative Therapies

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

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Trust Us with your Data

We’ve invested in the latest, GDPR compliant IT systems for accurate patient record keeping

Home Visits

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.

Attend Our Clinic

 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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