Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Injuries are a result of damage to the spinal cord. This causes a lack of or disruption to the messages sent back and forth between the brain and the body. Individuals can present with a wide array of problems depending on the degree of injury to the spinal cord (complete or incomplete) and the area of damage. As a general rule, any bodily function below the level of damage can be affected. This is usually presented as weakness and/or altered sensation.
An incomplete injury is caused when only a part of the spinal cord is damaged or disrupted. The result can be many different symptoms which vary from person to person even with the same level injury as it depends on the specific nerve fibres damaged. This can include symptoms predominately on one side of the body or different symptoms on either side. If the damage to the spinal cord is severe and affects all of the spinal cord the injury is described as complete. This usually results in a permanent loss of function below the level of the injury.
MOTIONrehab works to achieve an individual’s full potential even after they have been told: “this is as good as you’re going to get” Our rehabilitation team will develop a treatment plan based specifically on the client’s abilities and goals for recovery. MOTIONrehab has great success in improving the quality of life of both adults and children following a spinal cord injury and MOTIONrehab are renowned for their person-centred approach to rehabilitation, personalising each individuals therapy to enable everybody to achieve their full potential.
MOTIONrehab’s services include:
- Intensive Neurological and Poly Trauma Rehabilitation Centre
- Gait Analysis and Robotic Gait Training with LYRA
- Upper Limb Rehabilitation
- Specialist Neurological Physiotherapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Rehabilitation Technology including (FES)
- Functional Exercise
- Home-based Rehabilitation
- Multi-Disciplinary Team
- Neuropsychology – Coming Soon
- Speech and Language Therapy – Coming Soon
In April 2018, MOTIONrehab launched the UK’s first intensive outpatient neurological rehabilitation centre augmented by Robotics and Virtual Reality. The clinic based in Leeds offers specialist one-to-one hands-on therapy from experienced and highly skilled clinicians and uniquely MOTIONrehab clients spend time receiving high intensity specialist rehabilitation training with robotic and virtual reality devices. This allows patients to practice high repetitions of movements which is critical to neuroplasticity and recovery. The centre includes a range of upper and lower limb robotics. The MOTIONrehabcentre is the only location within UK with all of these particular devices, giving the clinic International Reference Centre Status for treatment, teaching and research.
Specialist Neurological Rehabilitation can help to:
- Strengthen muscles that are still functioning
- Keep flexibility in joints and muscles
- Prevent or minimise abnormal alignment of joints
- Re-educate movement patterns that may be interfering with mobility and/or causing pain
- Reduce spasticity and spasms
- Improve balance
- Improve hand and arm function
- Help re-educate walking
- Develop personalised exercise programmes tailored to a client’s specific needs
- Support return to work, sport or leisure
MOTIONrehab accepts national and international referrals for both adults and children. Clients are able to self-refer or alternatively MOTIONrehab accepts referrals from Consultants, GP’s Private Insurance Companies, Personal Injury Claims, CHC, IFR. MOTIONrehab is happy to work in partnership with your GP, Consultant or other health professionals.
For more information about how MOTIONrehab can help with Spinal Cord Injuries, please email [email protected] or call the MOTIONrehab Customer Services Team on 0800 8600 138