Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the most common questions asked by individuals considering neurological physiotherapy. If there’s anything you are still unsure about please telephone Becky Robins on 07917632470 or email beckyneurophysio@gmail.com and we will be happy to answer your questions.
What is Neurological physiotherapy?
Neurological physiotherapy has been developed to treat those with an injury to the central nervous system; which means the brain and spinal cord, such as Stroke, spinal injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Functional Neurological disorder and many other neurological disorders. These injuries and diseases can affect the whole body so treatments will involve exercises, hands on therapy and practice to allow your body to re-learn and achieve movements again to help you stand, walk, balance and use your arms.  Here at BRNP we also strive to help you get fitter and stronger. Our treatments main aim is to help you to do more for yourselves and be as independent as you can be.
Who does Becky Robins Neuro Physiotherapy work with??
We work with anyone over the age of 18 who has had an injury to their brain or spinal cord or who has a disease that affects the nervous system.  This can include Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Spinal Cord injury, Head injury, Functional Neurological Disorder, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and any other Neurological disorder.  We also work with people over 75 who have reduced balance, mobility, strength or function.
Where does assessment and treatment take place?

We assess people in their own home, which can include people who live in residential or care home.  We do this as we know that travel can make people tired and also is very time consuming, however we feel that seeing people in their own home allows our therapists to problem solve with you on how to make life easier for you in your own environment.  For example if getting in and out of bed is difficult it makes sense to practice techniques to help you on your own bed and not on a plinth.  We are able to also help you in your work place and also use local gym/swimming pools.

We have an array of equipment that we bring to your home to make treatments fun, exciting and individually tailored to you, such as gym balls, wobble cushions, strength bands and weights but sometimes the best equipment is the things that you use everyday in your home such as your mug, kettle and stairs.

What happens at the initial assessment?

At your initial assessment we look at how you are moving, your strength, fitness levels, posture, coordination and sensation.  We will also look at how you manage everyday functions such as walking, getting in and out of bed or how you manage the stairs for example. We will discuss what you want to get out of physiotherapy, what your Goals are. We will then talk openly and honestly about what we found out about your movement and how our physiotherapy treatment and approach would help you and recommend a physiotherapy program tailored to individual needs.

After the assessment do I need to commit to a physiotherapy programme?
Absolutely not!  During the initial visit with you, we will assess you fully and give your recommendations on what treatments would be beneficial for you.  We have no expectations that you will continue your journey with BRNP.  If you choose that BRNP is not the right fit at that time we will always leave you with some handy tips and possibly some exercises for you to try which will help you with the problems that you are facing at that time.
How often do you see people?
We offer a range of different options for people from 3 times a week to once a month.  This all depends on each individual’s needs and requirements which will be discussed with you.  We discuss with you regularly on whether frequency of treatments can be reduced or if you need a higher intensity but ultimately the choice is yours.

Our team can offer you flexibility with treatment times and we aim to offer times that are convenient for you.

What does treatment normally involve?

The type of treatment that will be recommended depends totally on your individual symptoms and issues that you are facing at that time.  We often look at movement re-education, improving your posture, core, balance, strength and fitness so that you can move better, get stronger and do more for yourself with an array of tools.

You may need

  • hands on therapy to facilitate your movement patterns so that you can move more effortlessly and or improve your walking
  • Walking re-education
  • equipment such as wobble boards, gym balls, strength bands or weights
  • electrical stimulation to improve muscle strength or foot drop
  • Yoga or thi-chi type based exercises
  • High Intensity Training and neurofit to improve your fitness levels and ultimately get you moving better and doing more.

Often treatment is a mixture of the above and is normally paired with a home exercise programme that you complete in between your sessions.  We aim to make our treatments challenging and innovative but most importantly fun, we want to engage you and motivate you in order to get the results that you are looking for.

How do I pay for treatment?
We take card payment via a secure card processing system.
Are all BRNP therapists qualified?
All of our physiotherapists are specialist neurological physiotherapists and are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (www.csp.org.uk) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (www.hcpc-uk.co.uk) .

We are a team of highly specialist Neuro Physiotherapists who are qualified, registered and insured to provide you with an excellent service; both therapeutically and holistically.

What is the best way to get in contact?
If you would like to speak to Becky about your condition or aspects of the problems that you are facing at the moment then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

You can get in contact with Becky via telephone on 07917632470 or alternately email beckyneurophysio@gmail.com and we will get back to you within 24 hours Monday to Friday.

We can have a chat about how we can help you and arrange for a therapist to come and visit you for an initial assessment.

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