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Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP)

Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), also known as Familial Spastic Paraplegia (FSP) is a group of rare inherited disorders that cause progressive weakness and stiffness in the leg muscles. Symptoms gradually worsen over time. Degeneration of the upper motor neurones in the brain and spinal cord causes abnormalities in the control of muscle tone and movement in the lower body.

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Symptoms of HSP

You may experience some or all of the following symptoms if you suffer from HSP:

  • Lower limb weakness
  • Increased muscle tone and stiffness (spasticity)
  • Reduced sensation at feet
  • Problems with your mobility
  • Problems with your balance
  • Fatigue
  • Pain

NB- Some more complicated forms may have additional problems such as epilepsy, visual problems, cognitive impairment and deafness

How we can help with HSP

At Neurotherapy Worx, our physiotherapy for heredtary spastic paraplegia (HSP)  can help you manage your condition in the following ways:

  • Specific ‘hands on’ neurological physiotherapy to help improve movement patterns and maintain function.
  • Set up an exercise programme at home and/or within a gym setting to help maintain muscle strength and stamina
  • Gait re-education and assessment/provision of appropriate walking aids if needed
  • Functional electrical stimulation (FES) to help with mobility
  • Balance re-education
  • Spasticity management through provision of appropriate stretching plan or positioning advice. Liaise with consultant re: spasticity medication where needed.
  • Postural advice, exercises and education
  • Advice and education with family and carers about your condition and how to help you.
  • Referral to services such as orthotics (splinting/supports), wheelchair services, driving assessment centre

How Does Neurotherapy Treatment Work?

Neurotherapy Process

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?

Neurotherapy Treatment Plan

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







Body Alignment

Body Alignment


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?

Neurological Problems

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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