What is Neuro-Rehabilitation
Neuro-rehabilitation primarily works towards dealing with the symptoms and functional difficulties experienced by individuals who have a neurological disorder. However, as individuals with neurological disorders can also have other health problems or complex medical conditions that present with specific symptoms, these too are taken into account when setting a rehabilitation programme
Neurological disorders can be traumatic, acquired, or congenital in nature, and all can affect the normal workings of the nervous system including the brain, spine and the nerves that connect them. Disruption to the nervous system may be temporary or permanent, and affects each individual differently. For example, it may lead to symptoms such as muscle weakness or stiffness, altered sensation, pain, tremor, spasticity or balance impairments. It may also lead to individuals experiencing difficulties with their memory, attention, and understanding, and perhaps problems with their communication and/or emotions. Any of these symptoms can impact on an individual’s ability to perform functional day-to-day tasks around the house, in the community, and/or at work; leading to reduced or complete loss of independence, reduced confidence, and possibly social isolation.
Valley rehabilitation works in partnership with you and if you wish, your family and/or carers, and relevant health and social care professionals to maximise your abilities and minimise secondary complications; aiming to enhance your independence and quality of life. Together, we will set and work towards individualised, mutually agreed goals and will review your progress at regular intervals, making adjustments to your rehabilitation programme as deemed necessary.
Treatment can take place in a clinic setting or your own home. Some people choose to have a mixture of clinic based sessions and home visits.
Maiden Lane Centre
Available on request,
please contact Kaye
Peak Movement Clinic
Occasional evenings and weekends available on request
The Avenue School
Available on request,
please contact Kaye
Traumatic Brain Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
Unexplained Medical Conditions / Functional Neurological Disorder
Other Neurological Conditions
If you are unsure as to whether or not you would benefit from this service, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your needs. There is no obligation to book an appointment following this discussion.
Assessment for and advice regarding equipment e.g. orthoses and walking aids
Postural stability and balance re-education (falls prevention)
Tone and spasticity management
Setting exercise programmes (Inc, setting individualised home exercise programmes and support with a gym or pool-based programme
Manual Therapies (massage/mobilisations)
Practice of functional activities e.g. washing and dressing, domestic tasks, getting in and out of a car.
Environmental assessment and advice
24 hour postural management and seating advice
Upper limb rehabilitation
Cognitive rehabilitation (Inc, education, process training, strategy training and functional activities training
Carer support and advice
About the Therapist - Kaye
HCPC registered, MCSP, MBAOT, Enhanced DBS (CRB) checked
I am a Chartered Physiotherapist and an Occupational Therapist who specialises in neuro-rehabilitation with over 19 years experience working in health care. I am passionate about helping people to achieve their goals and helping them to participate in the things they want and/or need to do on a daily basis.
The number of sessions a person requires will vary according to individual need and the goals they hope to achieve; therefore, whether you require a course of treatment or simply a one-off assessment and advice, I am happy to help.
Please allow up to 60 minutes for the initial assessment and either 30 or 45 minutes for follow up sessions.
Treatment can take place in either a clinic setting (various locations available) or within your own home.
Payment must be made at the time of treatment, and can be made via debit or credit card (excluding American Express), cash or electronic banking.
Please note that patients claiming for their treatment from private health companies will be required to settle their account directly and then claim back the cost of the treatments from their health care provider, unless agreed in advance. You will need your membership number and authorisation code from your insurance company at your first appointment
I understand that unexpected events happen or people become unwell which prevent them from attending appointments. However I run a busy practice with waiting lists and failure to attend appointments without notice means other patients miss out. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please inform me at least 24 hours prior to your appointment time. Unattended appointments without notification will be charged at a rate of 50% of the normal cost of the session.