Neurological illnesses and their effects range from mild to sometimes life-changing, and can be devastating for the sufferer and their families.

Physiotherapists are trained to help with these conditions whether they are sudden and traumatic i.e. spinal cord injury or gradual and progressive i.e. Parkinson’s Disease.

Physiotherapists provide a full assessment of the patients strength, mobility, balance, gait etc. and prescribe an individualised management programme specific to each individual’s needs.

Conditions include:

  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Brain Injuries

Physiotherapy management programmes consist of:

  • Manual techniques
  • Specific muscle strengthening
  • Mobility training
  • Gait re-education
  • Balance training
  • Walking aid prescription
  • Home visits
  • Lifestyle advice

Useful Links:

MS Ireland
Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association