Our clinical team specialize in the complex management of children living with a neurological condition.
What is a neurological condition?
A neurological condition affects the brain and/or spinal cord and associated nerves leading to impairments in movement and the control of movement. Some neurological conditions are present from birth such as cerebral palsy and some can be sudden onset such as a stroke or other brain injury.
We understand such a diagnosis is extremely challenging for new parents. We will provide the best treatment advice and intervention to give your child increased functional ability to live as full and happy a life as possible.
Our role is to put in place an effective treatment plan to facilitate movement, provide passive stretching and contracture management to the affected muscles and joints.
Activity, movement and weight bearing are vital for growing children and we aim to make movement as easy and as energy efficient as possible.
As a child grows, we are constantly reassessing what their needs are i.e. for school, or hobbies.
Early intervention is paramount and we work closely with the paediatric physiotherapists to ensure early referral to our service and a multidisplinary team approach.
Conditions we treat include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Diabetes and ulceration
- Drop foot
- Hypermobiltiy syndrome
- Muscular dystrophies
- Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Spina bifida
- Sports related injuries