I can treat a wide variety of conditions from the after-effects of a stroke, muscular scelerosis and Parkinson’s disease to cerebral palsy and other childhood developmental conditions (I have treated, and still treat, a number of patients from Ysgol Penmaes, Brecon).
After asking you for a full medical history, I’ll assess your musculoskeletal abilities, co-ordination, balance, proprioceptive awareness and how your brain is coping; importantly, I try to establish your individual aims – and, if appropriate, parents’ aims – for future improvement. I use both Bobath techniques that I learnt in Switzerland and others developed at The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, in London, at which I worked, to give each of my patients, including children with developmental problems, an on-going package of treatments to improve their quality of life and to assist them in gaining their goals. Click here for an idea of what to expect.
Many patients become depressed and stressed after a stroke, so I include a selection of relaxation techniques to help combat this and help them stay positive and forward looking. For patients unable to get out of the house I can also do home visits.
Neurological and developmental problems