Neurological physiotherapy refers
to the specialist approach of Physiotherapists who assess and treat
clients with neurological problems.
These problems are due to damage in the brain or spinal cord in the central nervous system or in the peripheral nerves (the nerves that have left the spinal cord and are in the arms, legs and trunk). The damage to the nervous system can be due to disease or injury. Neurological physiotherapists have specific knowledge about:
how all the different systems that are involved in the make-up of the nervous system interact
what happens to the nervous system in disease or injury
Neurological physiotherapists are also specialists in understanding body movement. They draw on their observation skills in order to analyse movement, assess the reason for the problem and be able to provide a sound basis for treatment or management. They use their specialist handling skills along with their knowledge base to facilitate movement, maximise function and independence.