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 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