Neuro-Rehabilitation Therapy Service
The Neuro-Rehabilitation and Stroke Therapy Team is a community based service for people with complex neurological symptoms, diagnosed neurological conditions and stroke. The Team is comprised of four services: Neurological Rehabilitation, Stroke Specialist Therapy, Neuromuscular and Neurology Care Advice. The integrated service is led by a Consultant Therapist in Neurology and provided by clinical specialist physiotherapists, and occupational therapists and neurology care advisors.
The Neuro-Rehabilitation Therapy Service is provided by a team with expert knowledge in the assessment and treatment of neurological conditions and stroke.
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists (Stroke and Neurology)
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists are advanced practitioners who are experts in the assessment, treatment and management of people with stroke and complex neurological conditions. We are able to support people with complex hospital discharges and repatriation following acquired brain or spinal injury. We provide personalised therapy, advice and condition management for people with extensive physical, cognitive, behavioural, psychological and emotional impairments as a result of stroke or progressive neurological conditions. We will provide a detailed assessment of your needs and work with you, your family, carers and other health and social care services to ensure the best possible outcome to enable you to move forward and manage your condition. We will provide you with a care plan which is person centred, evidence based and goal directed for a targeted episode of care.
The Clinical Specialist Therapists are able to help you if as a result of your stroke or neurological condition you:
- Experience pain
- Have significant problems with your physical mobility as a result of muscle tonal problems such as stiffness or paralysis
- Have difficulty with your posture or achieving a comfortable position
- Have difficulty with balance or dizziness
- Have problems with your vision
- Find it difficult to concentrate or remember things
- Have problems with dealing with emotional changes
- Feel tired or fatigued
- Feel overwhelmed by simple tasks
- Have concerns about returning to work
We will also provide training, education and on-going advice to people, their families and carers and well as other Health and Social care professionals. The Neurological Rehabilitation and Stroke Therapy Service is a research active team- delivering clinical research locally in collaboration with Research teams and Higher Education establishments.
Adult Neuromuscular Disease Specialist Physiotherapist
Neuromuscular multi-disciplinary Clinics are held twice monthly (currently at St Austell Community Hospital and Camborne and Redruth Community Hospital) providing specialist physiotherapy advice and assessment. Neuromuscular Specialist Physiotherapists work alongside the South West Neuromuscular Service, the regional Neuromuscular Consultant and Neuromuscular Care Advisor, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapists and Integrated Community Teams. The Adult Neuromuscular Specialist Physiotherapists deliver a specialist training programme across the region for other therapists.
Neurology Care Advisors
The Neurology Care Advisors give advice, information, signposting and support and can provide a single point of contact to guide you through the range of services available in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
They are available to support you if you have been diagnosed with or care for someone with a neurological conditions including but not limited to:
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Guillan Barre
- Huntington’s Disease
- Motor Neurone Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal Cord Injury
As a patient, relative or carer there will be times when you need to turn to someone for help, advice or support. You may need help sorting out a problem or just the telephone number of someone that can help.
The Neurology Care Advisors will work closely with health and social care professionals and other organisations ensuring continuity of care and support. They do not give specific medical advice so it is important that you raise any urgent concerns and seek advice on medication with your GP or the Specialist Nurse involved in your care.
Neurology Drop in Clinics
The Neurology Care Advisors run drop in advice clinics from community centres in St Austell and Hayle. These clinics offer advice, support, information and signposting to anyone affected by a neurological condition. Please pop in for an informal chat and for advice about anything that may be concerning you.
The Merlin Centre
The first Tuesday of the month (except bank holidays), 1.30pm to 4.00pm
Aspire South West
Unit 15, Marsh Lane Industrial Estate
Every third Wednesday of the month.
Please telephone on 01209 318106 if you require further information.
Please note that medical advice will not be given although information and signposting to the most relevant health professional can be provided.