Who are we?
We are a team of specialist neurological physiotherapists with a combined 45 years of clinical experience. We are focused on empowering individuals with Neurological conditions to maximise their independence, movement potential and helping them achieve the things that are important to them.
We offer a unique rehabilitation package, including Community appointments, Clinic appointments, Neurological Hydrotherapy and Neurological Pilates. We cover a large area of North Hampshire, East Berkshire and West Surrey
What we do
Neurological Physiotherapy is the treatment of individuals who have neurological impairments; for example Traumatic Brain Injury or Stroke; Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury and Parkinson’s disease.
A detailed initial neurological assessment is required to identify your physical impairments and individual goals before your treatment sessions may commence.
As we are a team of specialist neuro physiotherapists we are able to provide whatever physiotherapy approach you may need. This may include education, training, posture awareness, strengthening, stretching, sitting balance, standing balance, and walking practice (if applicable). We address issues proactively to prevent long term problems from developing.
Once your short term goals are achieved, neuro-physiotherapy treatment can be used to maintain and enhance your progress. If this means joint working or longer sessions then this can be arranged. We are also happy to work with other healthcare professions to be able to provide a rounded approach to your physiotherapy needs, this may consist of teaching carers to be able to complete a daily exercise program or guidance on transfer technique and handling.
When clients present with progressive neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease or Multiple Sclerosis, we aim to provide advice and treatment during each stage of the condition. If early intervention is provided, it can help during the progression of the condition and reduce the degree of secondary complications. In some cases, clients can still make physical gains with improvements in posture, muscle strength and flexibility helping to improve their functional independence and their quality of life.
Assessment and treatment sessions can take place in your own home if required. This might be due to transport difficulties, mobility restrictions, to work alongside a carer or sometimes to identify issues within your own environment. We cover a large area of North Hampshire, East Berkshire and West Surrey. Individual arrangements can be made for therapists to travel outside of our catchment area.
There are times when it is beneficial to see patients in our clinic where we have more space, rehabilitation facilities and access to more equipment. We have disabled access and good parking facilities
Hydrotherapy utilises waters unique properties to enable patients to move more freely and comfortably than they can on land and therefore can be of particular benefit to people with neurological conditions.
The ability to swim is not necessary for participation in hydrotherapy, however we are able to support return to swimming goals through use of the Halliwick techniques.
Our Hydrotherapy is held at the Senses Wellness Spa at Hampshire Lakes Retirement Village in Yateley.
Hydrotherapy sessions can either be 1-2-1 or we run small tailored classes specifically for people with neurological conditions, balance and mobility problems. The class is currently run on a Friday afternoon at 1pm.
In recent years, Pilates has become recognised as one of the most effective ways to maintain an active and pain free life.
This course is designed and adapted specifically for people who have a neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis, stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease and is also suitable for patients who have non-specific balance and mobility problems. Classes will aim to take you through a series of exercises which may be performed in various positions or postural sets such as standing, sitting, lying, kneeling.
The course teaches the basic principles of core stability, pelvic neutrality, key postures, breathing techniques, philosophy and relaxation, which in turn give you more strength, control and physical durability.
The course is run by Jenny Walker who is a specialist neurological physiotherapist with Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute (APPI) training.
The classes are small with a maximum of 6 people so participants can be supported and assisted. The classes are one hour long and each course is 6 weeks. The first 6 week block includes a 1-2-1 session prior to the class. This session will include a thorough assessment, identification of current problems and goals and introduction to Pilates and its key elements.
Classes take place at the Senses Wellness Spa in the Hampshire Lakes Retirement Village, Yateley at 1.30pm on Tuesdays. Participants can join at any stage during the course.
The course is open to anyone who feels they may benefit and there is no requirement to be a past or present patient of Thorpes physiotherapy
If you would like to book a Physiotherapy consultation or exercise class, or if you would like additional information about our neurological services, please call 01276 37670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do offer FREE telephone consultations to see if Physiotherapy can help you, simply ask our admin team when you ring up and we will book this in for you