Neurological physiotherapy

Bristol Neurophysio’s neurophysiotherapists specialise in the assessment and treatment of individuals who have neurological conditions - a problem associated with the central nervous system, namely the brain and spinal cord.

Due to the complexities of the central nervous system, people with neurological problems can have a variety of problems, including muscle stiffness or spasm (commonly called spasticity), weakness of muscle, tremor and problems with sensation.

These symptoms can affect everyday activities such as walking, getting dressed and eating.

Our specialist neurophysiotherapists are trained in the analysis of ‘normal movement’. This involves knowing how the body moves in ‘normal situations’ and how the biomechanics of the body work to allow efficient movement.

At Bristol Neurophysio, we have many years of experience in working with people with neurological problems, both in hospitals, in clinics and in the community.  Many of our therapists are trained in the ‘Bobath’ concept as well as the ‘Movement Science’ approach to neurological rehabilitation and we use a wide range of different techniques and treatment approaches to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

We use an holistic, client-centred and goal-focused approach to working with individuals and their families following neurological illness and injury. This often includes "hands-on" therapy as well as creating bespoke exercise programmes for our clients and advising clients and their carers on other issues e.g. transfer techniques, posture, equipment and ways of minimising secondary complications.

We are aware of the importance of keeping up to date with current, evidence-based practice and will continually update our knowledge by attending courses and reviewing current practice.

Some kind words

Our daughter’s renal failure means that she is delayed with standing and walking at 2 and half years of age. We first started seeing Jules a few months back for an intense block of physiotherapy to build the strength and skills needed for her to eventually stand and walk.  It was really important that the physiotherapist specialised in paediatrics and could work alongside the NHS physiotherapists we also see. Jules immediately put us at ease with her friendly and professional approach and has built a good, trusting relationship with our daughter.  She uses play as a way to get our daughter to engage with the therapy.  Our daughter has really enjoyed all her physio sessions to date and we have seen a notable improvement in her movement.  She has begun to pull herself up and can climb up small steps as well as shuffle down stairs in a controlled manner!

Ms S, Bristol