Community Neurology Service
The role of the clinical specialists in neurology is to provide assessment, treatment and advice to more complex patients referred into community services (integrated community teams) with neurological problems and to support other members of staff in their work with patients with neurological problems in the community where necessary.
Physiotherapists can support patients with neurological problems in different ways including:
- Providing advice and teaching strategies to help patients manage their own condition
- Providing specific exercise to help patients become more independent
- Providing advice and exercise to help patients maintain their level of independence
- Providing advice and teaching strategies to help those caring for someone with a neurological condition
Examples where physiotherapy can be helpful include stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal injury and motor neurone disease.