Neurological physiotherapy is a specialism of physiotherapy working solely with people with neurological conditions such as:
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Parkinsons disease (PD)
Motor neurone disease (MND)
Guillain Barre Syndrome
Any other brain or nerve disease
The physiotherapists are specialists in neurological conditions and advanced physiotherapy assessment and treatment. All the physiotherapists have enhanced handling skills for working with this patient group and have completed additional training to become specialists in this area.
Most of the neurological physiotherapists have completed Bobath training, which is a treatment approach for working with neurological conditions. The senior physiotherapists all complete additional post graduate training including MSc modules.
A number of the therapists also offer advanced techniques such as Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES).
Two of the physiotherapists are also qualified Botulinum toxin injectors and hold a weekly spasticity clinic alongside the rehabilitation consultant to offer specialised spasticity management.
The team cover the acute neurology ward (34), the neurosurgery ward (24) and the regional neurological rehabilitation unit (ward 26). We also offer an outpatient service for patients with neurological conditions living in our local area.
The outpatient service looks after people in the Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland area, but can also see people from out of this area for a one-off assessment and advice if there is a clinical need from our service.
If you live outside of our catchment area or need therapy in your own home, we can advise you who to contact or make a referral on your behalf.
Any adult with a long term neurological condition such as MS or PD, and who is under a neurologist, neurosurgeon or rehabilitation consultant at The James Cook University Hospital and lives within the above catchment can self-refer into our outpatient physiotherapy service whenever they require a re-assessment.
Tel: 01642 282610
Appointment Bookings Tel: 01642 854453
Address: Rehabilitation Centre, The James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW
Email Jenny Farquhar, team lead physiotherapist – [email protected].