What is neurophysiotherapy?

Neurophysiotherapy is a specialism of general physiotherapy.

Neurophysiotherapists specialise in the assessment and treatment of individuals who have neurological conditions. This means 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. These may be muscle stiffness or spasm (commonly called spasticity), weakness of muscle, tremor, problems with sensation etc

These symptoms can lead to problems with everyday activities such as walking, getting dressed and feeding.

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. We are also experienced in how to manage and treat the problems associated with a neurological injury.

At Bristol neurophysio, we have many years of experience of working with people with neurological problems, in the hospital, community and outpatient settings. We have attended the internationally recognised ‘Bobath’ courses and are also trained in the ‘Movement Science approach to neurological rehabilitation’.

We're also aware of the importance of keeping up to date with current, evidence-based practice and have an active CPD policy - we continually update our knowledge by attending courses and reviewing current practice.

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