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Physiotherapy treatment for Paralysis

Physiotherapy treatment for Paralysis

The physiotherapy treatment provided for paralysis will be dependent upon the cause and severity of the symptoms. This will be established by a thorough subjective and objective neurological assessment in the clinic or in the home environment. Following the assessment, there will be the opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations of physiotherapy treatment.

Physiotherapy treatment for paralysis may focus on:

  • Muscle strengthening
  • Stretches to maintain muscle length and joint range of motion
  • Core stability exercises
  • Dynamic balance work
  • Transfer practice
  • Re-education of walking pattern
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Facilitation of return to hobbies/driving/work
  • Use of gymnasium facilities
  • Use of hydrotherapy pool
  • Functional electrical stimulation
  • Provision of walking aids and equipment
  • Carer education

You may want your physiotherapist to liaise with other health professionals that are involved in your care. This is a positive step that will ensure holistic management and optimum improvement in overall quality of life. Other members of the multi-disciplinary team that may be involved include an occupational therapist, orthoptist, psychologist, speech and language therapist and continence nurse.

The benefits of physiotherapy are:

  • Increased muscle strength
  • Maintain range of movement and muscle length
  • Improved core stability
  • Improved sitting/standing balance
  • Improved co-ordination and sensation
  • Improved posture
  • Improved ability to complete transfers
  • Improved walking pattern and stamina
  • Improved ability to carry out day to day activities
  • Exercises to complete at home independently or with family

If you are still receiving physiotherapy via the NHS and would like to make maximum improvement it is acceptable to have additional private physiotherapy from Manchester Neuro Physio. NHS and private physiotherapists can work alongside each other in order to make substantial gains in quality of life.

To book an appointment call 0161 883 0066, Book now or alternatively request a free phone consultation.


To book an assessment or for more information please email call 0161 883 0066 .