Physiotherapy, Forge ClinicAfter describing the problems that hemiplegia can cause in her last blog, this week Amandine focuses on how she can help you in your physiotherapy sessions. If you missed last week’s blog, please click here to read it.

Physiotherapy for hemiplegia focuses on:

  • Stretching the affected muscles
  • Improving balance
  • Reducing the number of involuntary spasms in order to ease pain, improve your range of motion and help you to regain the function of your affected limbs.

As a result of hemiplegia, joints may rotate inward and muscles might contract at will. Without physiotherapy the muscles will become too short to bear weight or allow normal movement.

Your sessions will centre on:

  • Stair practice
  • Sitting balance
  • Upper and lower limb function rehab,
  • Strength
  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Tone
  • Gait re-education
  • Assessment of falls risks

One to one sessions with a physiotherapist can help to improve your symptoms and exercises given to you by your practitioner can help build on the good work started in your sessions. It is also important when living with a condition like hemiplegia to have the support a professional can provide, in order to remain positive, and our physiotherapists are happy to discuss any issues via email or over the phone.

While there are many things our physiotherapist Amandine can help with in your appointments with her, she is also able to give you advice for your daily life. Next week’s blog will cover that advice in detail.

If you are suffering from hemiplegia and looking for support and improvement, please call us or book online with Amandine here. Amandine is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.