Neurological Physio

Neurological Physiotherapy

holly hupfield - broadstone physiotherapy - neurological physiotherapist

Holly Hupfield is the Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist. Holly has specialised in neurology for over eight years and has worked at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Queens Square, London) and at Poole Hospital.

Neurological Conditions seen:

  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Head injury
  • Guillian-Barré Syndrome
  • Neuropathies
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Brain tumours
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Vestibular dysfunction
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Bells Palsy

What is Neurological Physiotherapy?
If you have a neurological condition you should see a Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist.
A Neurological Physiotherapist is a therapist who specialises in treating patients who have suffered an injury or disease affecting the central nervous system – the brain, spinal cord or nerves.

This specialist will use expert observation skills and knowledge of movement, biomechanics and muscle tone to assess the person’s problems and analyse movement and posture.
Holly will use specialist handling skills to activate and strengthen weak muscles and re-educate correct ways to move.  This will help the person move more efficiently and freely.

Where can you have therapy?

  • At your own home – making it easy and convenient for you
  • In the clinic room at Broadstone
  • In the Aquatherapy Pool – this is a great way to improve movement and flexibility

Treatment approach:
Holly ensures her intervention is based on the most recent research and evidence with the ultimate aim of improving movement, function and quality of life.
She uses an integrated approach to neuro physiotherapy including the Bobath Concept, motor learning, postural control and strength training.

What is offered?
Specialist assessment (45-60 minutes)
Hands on treatment to help improve movement, strength and function
Home exercise programmes
Training for family and carers
Recommendation of aids, orthotics and equipment

Treatment programmes may include:

  • Re-education of normal movement patterns
  • Upper limb rehabilitation
  • Strengthening and flexibility work
  • Re-education of walking and outdoor mobility
  • Core stability and balance training
  • Postural management
  • Transfer practice
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Return to fitness and leisure
  • Pain management
  • Spasticity management

For further information please visit Dorset Neuro Physio