Postural management

Individuals with neurological conditions often have problems with posture due to issues with muscle weakness, spasticity, muscle shortening and altered sensation.

The aim of postural management is to maximise an individual’s function whilst minimising secondary problems e.g. contractures, pain, tissue damage, chest infections.

The therapists at Bristol neurophysio can work with you to carry out detailed assessments of your postural needs and help you to make necessary changes in order for you to achieve your potential and reduce the risk of secondary complications.

As part of this we will liaise with other services as appropriate e.g. Wheelchair Services.

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