Other Neurological Conditions
Some examples are: Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) or Head Injury (HI), Motor Neuron Disease (MND), Bell’s Palsy, Charcot Marie Tooth Syndrome, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
- All these conditions possess their own difficulties. Please let us help you manage your condition. We can provide you with a tailored assessment of your individual specialist needs and create a plan to help manage your condition.
Other problems may be:
- Behavioural problems
- Gross weakness
- Specific muscle groups
- Incidence of chest infections – Physio4Neuro also treats medical chest conditions from postural drainage to oro-pharyngeal suctioning.
“We now realise that Neuro is a specialist area. We are deeply aware of the knowledge and skill. Thanks for P4N” – DW, Wolverhampton
Case Study – Spinal Surgery
Assessment – Post Laminectomy
Points of Note – Major spinal surgery involving bone removal by consultant Neurosurgeon. Risks as for all surgery plus spinal cord nerve damage, bladder and sexual dysfunction
- Advice to take care especially the first 3 weeks post surgery, so as not to do irreparable damage.
- Stretches to the spine in all directions gently, just to maintain ROM, whilst the bone and soft tissue heals
- Strengthen back muscles and also abdominals (to support the back from the front)
- Core stability essential for back stabilisation
- Walking – increasing stamina, gait pattern, stride length. Note extensor muscle chain, often compromised with prolonged low back pain
- Functional activity limitations – NO lifting and NO flexion ie forward bending
- Stretches vital during early stages of rehab
- Muscle strength maintenance at leas
- Walking is very good at this stage. Avoid inclines and declines. Care with lots of stairs
- Graduated return to sitting. Post spinal surgery sitting is the most risky position
- Take it gently at first, so as not to do too much damage. If pain STOP. Nerve recovery does NOT advocate “no pain no gain”
- Back to work in 6 weeks, with graduated return to work
Driving – most guidelines say 6 weeks post operatively and again start 10 minutes drive and increase gradually
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