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Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapy

Enhancing function and empowering growth

Are you, or a loved one, facing challenges in controlling your movement due to a neurological condition like cerebral palsy, stroke, or head injury? Then our neuro physiotherapy services are for you. Neurodevelopmental physiotherapy is a hands-on treatment that aims to help your brain reorganise and rewire after neurological injury, to help you enhance function and maximise independence.
Through targeted techniques that focus on motor learning, muscle activation, strength, balance, coordination, and postural control, our experienced physiotherapists support you to regain control and get back to doing what you love.

What is Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapy?

Neurodevelopmental physiotherapy, also known as the Bobath approach, was developed by physiotherapist Berta Bobath in the 1950s.

At the time, there was limited understanding of neuroscience and the brain’s capacity for recovery. The common approach to stroke treatment focused on teaching patients to compensate for paralysis by relying on their less affected side.

Bobath discovered she could help her stroke patients change their movement patterns. She set out to empower her patients to regain what was lost rather than just compensate for their losses.

Bobath’s approach, now used by skilled therapists worldwide, aims to improve movement and mobility for individuals with neurological conditions.

Through guided and facilitated movements, verbal cues, and adjustments tailored to your evolving needs and emerging skills, neurodevelopmental physiotherapy assists you to form new sensory and motor pathways. Creating these new connections within your brain, may enhance your movement and control.

At Valens Care, our physiotherapists are trained and experienced in neurodevelopmental physiotherapy. We know that the brain has a remarkable ability to learn and adapt, even after injury. Our neuro physiotherapy service aims to make your everyday tasks easier and restore your quality of life.

What is Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapy

How might neuro physiotherapy help you?

Encourage normal movement patterns

Improve motor control

Correct posture

Correct posture

Lengthen tight muscles

Lengthen tight muscles

Normalise muscle tone

Normalise muscle tone

Enhance everyday function

Enhance everyday function

Increase independence

Increase independence

Achieve maximum potential

What to expect during a neuro physiotherapy session

What to expect during a neuro physiotherapy session

A neuro physiotherapy session will be very similar to a regular physio session.

We’ll start by getting to know you. We’ll have a conversation about your health and history, and we’ll conduct a thorough physical assessment of your movements and condition. This assessment will help us tailor the treatment specifically to you, ensuring that we address your unique needs and goals.

While neurodevelopmental physiotherapy techniques may be used as part of your treatment, we may also incorporate other techniques such as stretching and strengthening exercises to optimise your mobility and overall function.

As you achieve milestones in your journey, we will adapt and refine your treatment plan to ensure it’s effective and aligned with your changing needs.

What conditions could neurodevelopmental techniques help?

At Valens Care we use neurodevelopmental physiotherapy to address a variety of conditions including:

  • Stroke
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Down syndrome
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Autism
  • Developmental delays
  • Gross motor delays
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hypotonia (low muscle tone)
  • And many more

Why Valens Care?

At Valens Care, we take a special interest in neurodevelopmental physiotherapy. We understand the
unique challenges of living with a neurological condition.

The Valens Care Difference:

Neurodevelopmental Expertise

Neurodevelopmental Expertise

Our skilled physiotherapists are highly trained and experienced in neurodevelopmental techniques. We’ll work with you to help your brain change, reorganise, and recover after neurological damage.

Compassionate and understanding care

We take the time to actively listen to your concerns, understand your goals, and address even the most complex needs. Your well-being is our top priority, and we strive to create a supportive and caring treatment environment.
Hands-On Approach

Hands-On Approach

We believe in the power of hands-on therapy to promote healing and enhance your progress. Our physiotherapists employ a range of techniques to provide effective, targeted care.
Goal-Focused Treatment

Goal-Focused Treatment

Your goals matter to us. As you achieve milestones, we adjust and refine your treatment to ensure it’s effective and aligned with your changing needs.

Experience the Valens Care Difference in Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapy.

We’re here to support you on your journey to better movement, more independence, and greater quality of life.

Contact us today to learn more about how our neuro physiotherapy services may help you.