SDR Rehabilitation Programme

As more and more children with Cerebral Palsy in the UK are undergoing Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery we are very aware of the ever-increasing need for high quality, specialist rehabilitation post-operatively.

We are very lucky at Bristol Neurophysio to have Kat Clarke on the team, who has come straight from a specialist role at the Bristol Children's Hospital, where she was a Team Lead for their SDR service. Kat will now be heading up this service for Bristol Neurophysio alongside our other specialist paediatric physiotherapists.

Research shows that children undergoing this procedure generally do better with more intensive levels of therapy following their surgery but we are very aware that the financial implications of this on a family can be huge. In response to this we now offer a service, which will is led by specialist paediatric physiotherapists, but will utilise the skills of a team of specially trained personal trainers in order to make the overall cost of the service more affordable to our clients.

We understand that every child is unique and their rehabilitation programmes need to reflect this.  Each client coming into the service will be individually assessed by a specialist paediatric physiotherapist who will then put together a bespoke, rehabilitation programme for them. Some of the sessions will then be delivered by our fantastic team of personal trainers but the programme will be reviewed regularly and progressed on as appropriate by a paediatric physiotherapist.

We are able to deliver this service at a location to suit you; either in clinic, at a gym or in your own home.

If you are interested in finding out more or would like to make a referral to this service then please don't hesitate to contact us.

Some kind words

I have been using Bristol neurophysio for 7 years now since suffering a spinal injury resulting in tetraplegia & spending 4 years in hospital & then a care home before I was able to return home.  During my time back with Kirsty & her team's help I have been able to keep up a solid regime helping keep my tone down & strength up.  With their help I’ve been able to pursue an active lifestyle.

Mr G W, North Somerset