Koskikeskus, 3rd Floor
Hatanpään valtatie 1
Telephone 03 3126 0300
WHAT IS NEUROLOGICAL PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Neurological physiotherapy is intended for those rehabilitating from central- or peripheral nervous system diseases or injuries. The aim of physiotherapy is to improve people’s functional and work capacity, and help them manage their day-to-day affairs. Rehabilitation is based on individual plans, developed by clients and care staff working together.
Neurological physiotherapy is one of our strengths. We utilise knowledge, based on the latest studies, of many different diseases and injuries and the newest rehabilitation techniques.
People seeking neurological physiotherapy treatment may have, for example
- Stroke or other cerebrovascular disorder
- Brain- or spinal injuries
- MS disease or a muscle disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Developmental disability, CP
HOW CAN I ACCESS THESE PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES?
Neurological rehabilitation services can be paid for by oneself, or with a voucher paid for by (for example) KELA, an insurance company, one’s employer, or one’s municipality of residence.
WHAT DOES PHYSIOTHERAPY INVOLVE?
Neurological physiotherapy always involves an initial mapping, on the basis of which an individual therapy plan and action plan are then created. The therapy often includes functional or movement exercises, muscle-movement or mobility exercise, sensory training, pain rehabilitation, and more. The methods used are selected based on the needs of the client undergoing rehabilitation.
We use our wide range of specialist competence to provide therapy that is suited to the client’s needs and delivers results. Close cooperation with those in the client’s immediate environment in his/her day-to-day life is also an essential part of our services.
WHERE, AND WHAT TOOLS ARE USED?
Neurological physiotherapy takes place at our facilities designed specifically for the purpose, and in the client’s day-to-day life. Our facilities are disabled-accessible and contain versatile, high-quality rehabilitation equipment suitable for everyone to use in exercises.
The technology-assisted clinic features versatile devices and tools specifically for neurological exercises. At the clinic, it is possible to do a wide range of exercises to practise hand functions, body-weight-support walking, and various functions related to movement, body control, balance and coordination. With our newest equipment, it is also possible to do perceptual and memory-related exercises. The RecoveriX brain rehabilitation system has been developed specifically for rehabilitation of those suffering from a stroke or other cerebrovascular problem, and it can be used for both acute phase- and chronic phase rehabilitation.
This program provides intensive, multidisciplinary rehabilitation for people in need of rehabilitation due to illness or injury. A physiotherapist and occupational therapist are always involved in providing the rehabilitation services. Depending on the type of rehabilitation involved, a psychologist, social worker, podiatrist, or massage therapist may also participate.
Types of day rehabilitation
- Constraint induced movement therapy
- Gait rehabilitation
- Pain management
- Brain injury rehabilitation
The goal of day rehabilitation is to activate the client, and thus encourage him/her to maintain and improve his/her functional capacity and/or work capacity. The courses can be attended with a payment voucher (e.g. from KELA, from one’s municipality of residence, or from an insurance company), or by paying one’s own way.
The rehabilitation includes
- 4-person small group
- Over the course of 4-6 months, two intensive periods + rehabilitation days organised during the in-between period
- Directed home exercises supporting the program
- The length of a rehabilitation day is five hours, including a lunch period and a small break between programs
- Relatives and others close to clients can take part in rehabilitation days, and learn more about their relatives’ rehabilitation process
- The rehabilitation facilities are disabled-accessible, and those attending the courses have a break room available for their use
- Clients can receive help eating their lunch, going to the toilet, and taking their medications if needed
WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEND DAY REHABILITATION?
Contact us by phone: (03) 3126 0300
CONSTRAINT-INDUCED MOVEMENT THERAPY
Constraint induced movement therapy focuses on practising hand functions: fine-motor-skill grasping motions, mobility and strength, all of which are needed throughout everyday life. Exercises make use of various different methods, including technological aids.
Action plans are created for clients based on their individual resources and goals. This rehabilitation program is very suitable for people recovering from a stroke and for those with rehabilitation needs particularly focused on their upper limbs. Hand rehabilitation is beneficial for those whose hand mobility is sufficient for making grasping motions, and who have at least rudimentary mobility in one or both of their shoulder joints.
Gait rehabilitation focuses on exercises that practise movement- and balance control. The exercises involve various different methods, including technological aids, and if needed, body-weight-support walking where the client practises moving on a treadmill or the pavement. The body’s own weight is supported by a harness designed for the exercises, allowing clients to take advantage of even a small amount of mobility in their legs starting at the early stages of the treatment. The exercises then intensify as the treatment progresses.
Walking and balance can be practised in a wide range of ways based on an individuals goals. Gait rehabilitation is beneficial when the legs have some amount of voluntary mobility, and the person is able to stand up independently or with the assistance of a single person.
Pain management rehabilitation provides clients with the tools to manage their own pain. The goal is to improve or regain one’s functional or work capacity. This rehabilitation program is based on new knowledge about pain and pain behaviour. The program is directed by physiotherapists with a background in pain rehabilitation, musculoskeletal conditions and psychophysical physiotherapy, by an occupational therapist with a background in pain rehabilitation, and a pain psychologist.
This rehabilitation program uses methods that are based on the newest studies, and that are generally accepted for use in pain rehabilitation. The suitability of this rehabilitation program for the client is assessed by a specialist doctor with knowledge of chronic pain and its treatment. If needed, Pirkanmaa Specialist Rehabilitation can order an appointment with the doctor at the facility where he/she works.
A portion of day rehabilitations for pain management are aimed specifically at those recovering from CRPS.
BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION
This rehabilitation program is suited to those who are recovering from brain injuries. We strive to assemble brain-injury rehabilitation groups in which the clients can support one another after suffering similar experiences. The clients who benefit the most from this rehabilitation program are those who are motivated and capable of working in groups.
This rehabilitation program is implemented in small groups, allowing for peer support that promotes motivation and achievement of goals. Action plans are created for clients, and objectives set, based on the clients’ individual resources and goals. In this rehabilitation program, clients practise day-to-day management of their conditions based on their individual needs, with emphasis placed on functions used in the home, workplace and recreational activities. The program includes e.g. initial and final assessments and meetings, experience-based exercises with the staff directing the program, advice sessions with experts, and contact with providers, including a rehabilitation assessment with recommendations for the course of action going forward.