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

I had a Stroke 18 months ago and only contacted Bristol Neurophysio six weeks ago. I had a prompt response and appointment made for the following week, unfortunately I had to cancel this due to illness. Kirsty was extremely understanding and rescheduled immediately. I have had three sessions since and am extremely pleased with my progress towards my wish to walk, for the first time I feel this will happen. It is hard work and tiring but Kirsty is always cheerful and encouraging and each time makes the tasks achievable. At last someone understands what it's like for me and takes time to explain how my Stroke has affected me. Watch this space as I'm sure I will be posting a new testimonial when I am walking again.

Mr J L, Midsomer Norton