Neurology

Neurology

A dynamic team of physiotherapists aiming to optimise function following an acute neurological event, e.g. Stroke or for an exacerbation of a long term neurological condition, e.g. Multiple Sclerosis.

We provide patients with a thorough neurological assessment, and based on our findings will establish a treatment / management plan with specific goals which will be discussed with patients and / or carers where possible.

The main aims of Physiotherapy are to:

  • Prevent complications that could interfere with recovery.
  • Encourage normal movement, posture, balance and coordination.
  • Optimise functional ability.
  • Advice and educate on long-term management of conditions.

We may provide exercises, stretches or advice to enable patients to practise outside of treatment times.

We work closely with members of a multi-disciplinary team which may include making referrals to community or rehabilitation teams, if this will be beneficial.

Our Team

The inpatient neurology physiotherapy team works with patients admitted to the Acute Stroke Unit, and patients admitted to Hindhead Ward with neurological symptoms.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital also offers a specialist neurology physiotherapy outpatient service which is accessed via referrals from GP’s and Consultants.

Service Improvement

In June 2009 a new Therapy area was opened on Hindhead ward, which has provided the space and environment to enhance physiotherapy and occupational therapy treatment sessions.

The purchase of a Motomed (as pictured), as an adjunct to physiotherapy treatment, can be used on arms or legs either passively, assisted or actively against resistance.

Further Information

For Frequently Asked Questions please click here

For further information please phone the physiotherapy department on 01483 464153.

External Links

The Stroke Association  www.stroke.org.uk

Multiple Sclerosis Society  www.mssociety.org.uk

Parkinson Disease Society   www.parkinsons.org.uk/

Motor Neurone Disease Association  www.mndassociation.org

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