Conditions & Treatments

What Is Neurological Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a science-based profession. It helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapy treatment consists of movement and exercise, manual therapy, electrotherapy, education and advice.

When an injury, illness or disability affects the communication pathways between the brain and the body, control of muscles, posture and movement can be severely impaired. Fortunately the brain has an enormous capacity to “re-learn”; this is where Neurological Physiotherapy comes in. With education, appropriate “hands-on” manual therapy techniques, and specially devised exercise programs; and with commitment and participation from you; communication pathways between the body and the brain can be re-established and re-trained.

We take a holistic “whole person” approach to your health, wellbeing and recovery at Jo Pritchard's Neuro Physio Practice. This may include educating you and your family or carers, so practice and improvements can continue outside of the “Physiotherapy treatment” setting.

"I started Pilates Classes thought recommendation from our MS Specialist Nurse to help with corestabilty and other areas. I find Jo very approachable and is always happy to show moves again, and is very patient as I forget moves and get a tiny bit giggly but I'm always reassured and encouraged too keep trying! Highly recommended very enjoyable."

Charlie Curr

Conditions Treated by our Neuro Physio Practice

  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Scolorsis
  • Traumatic & Acquired Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spasticity
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Vestibular Issues
  • Balance Difficulties
  • Walking Difficulties
  • Falls
  • Other Neurological Conditions and Elderly Ailments

"Without Jo’s help over these last 2 years our quality of life would not be as good as it is right now, and we know that our future will be even better. Her skills, knowledge, patience and care is outstanding. We are very lucky she came to Retford"

Roy and Carolyn Godfrey

What My Treatment May Involve

Neurological Physiotherapy aims to re-align your body, reconnect your mind & rediscover “normal” movement patterns.

Intervention may include (but is not limited to):

  • Postural re-alignment
  • Balance re-education
  • Gait (walking) analysis and re-education
  • Facilitation of movement
  • Mobilisation of soft tissue
  • Spasticity management
  • Tailored exercise programme
  • Pilates
  • Tai Chi
  • Supported gym visits
  • Group Exercise
  • Falls prevention education and physical practice
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation
  • Education of family and carers

"The social benefits for me have been particularly helpful. It is also good fun."

Paul Tuddenham

Benefits of treatment from Jo Pritchard’s Neuro Physio Practice

  • Increased balance
  • Improved co-ordination
  • Improved walking ability
  • Prevent contractures
  • Reduced pain levels
  • Increased flexibility and strength
  • Improve exercise tolerance
  • Regain confidence