Neurological Physio Logo Information Guide and Resource Centre




Physiotherapy for Muscle Weakness




Physiotherapy treatment will improve muscle strength, making activities important to you easier to achieve and increasing your confidence and independence with these tasks. Physiotherapy treatment may target:
  • Partial or complete paralysis of muscles
  • Hemiplegia half the body is weakened
  • Dystonia involuntary contraction of muscles
  • Spasticity increased muscle tone
  • Soft tissue contractures muscle stiffness
Neurological physiotherapy will first assess how your muscles are functioning and then devise a structured rehabilitation programme centred around you and your needs. Physiotherapy treatment will focus on:
  • A progressive exercise programme based around everyday activities, using your muscles correctly and as often as possible.
  • Active movement of muscles and joints using different equipment e.g. gravity, theraband, free weights or a gym ball to activate muscles and get them working again.
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) to stimulate the nerve supplying the muscles.
  • Advise about use of supportive devices and orthotics to improve physical functioning.
  • Advice and support on how to continue improving outside the treatment session. For example, daily activity based around your home, work and social life.
Your physiotherapist will also develop short and long term goals that are functional and suited to you. Neurological physiotherapy treatment will improve your muscle function and quality of life.


↑ Back to Top


Find a Neurological Physiotherapist in your area...



Home

Neurological Physiotherapy
what is a neurological physiotherapist?
neurological physiotherapy principles
neurological paediatric physiotherapy
neurological physiotherapy faq
Neurological Conditions
brain injury
cerebral palsy
chronic pain
dementia
developmental delay
dyspraxia
guillain barre syndrome
motor neurone disease
multiple sclerosis
muscular dystrophy
myopathy
neuropathy
parkinsons disease
spinal cord injury
stroke


Find a Neurological Physio

Neurological Symptoms
walking problems
muscle problems
functional problems
spasticity
sensory problems
fatigue
pain
movement disorders

Neurological Glossary

Manchester Neuro Physio
Contact us

Neurological Treatments
mobility treatment
muscle treatment
functional treatment
spasticity treatment
sensory problems treatment
fatigue treatment
pain treatment
movement disorder treatment
complex requirements

Sitemap
Copyright
Resources