Community Neurosciences Team in Warrington – Our team

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Our team offers Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Specialist Nursing and Neuropsychology.

Please see below for further information on each profession and their role.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists believe there is a link between what people do (activities) and their health and wellbeing. They can support patients to:

  • Be as independent as possible
  • Develop skills and strategies to carry out activities of daily living activities such as personal care, domestic tasks and shopping
  • Manage time, develop routines, be organised
  • Access work, vocational activity, hobbies  and leisure
  • Access the community
  • Help to establish new roles and daily routines.

Physiotherapy

The Physiotherapist will help you to gain as much mobility as possible.

We can offer:

  • Assessment of mobility including transfers, gait and falls
  • Specific exercises to re-activate specific muscle groups
  • Positioning advice
  • Gait re-education
  • Balance re-education
  • Home exercise programmes to include strengthening and maintenance
  • Education of patient and carers, teaching safe mobility programmes
  • Provide appropriate walking aids and splints
  • Accessing exercise in the community e.g. gym and swimming pools.

Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology 

Stroke and Acquired Brain Injury patients can access our psychology service.

Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists are trained to assess, make sense of and treat behavioural, cognitive and emotional problems.

Our psychology services can offer:

  • Comprehensive neuropsychological assessment  (including cognition, psychological functioning, emotional stability, behaviour and personality)
  • Consultation / advice / opinion to health and social care professionals
  • Risk assessment, capacity assessment and management advice in complex cases
  • Formulation of current psychological difficulties
  • Psychological therapy for emotional and psychological difficulties
    • Positive behavioural support programme
    • Cognitive rehabilitation
    • Relationship or family support
    • Short term  and long term therapy goals

Parkinson’s Disease and Neuro Nursing Service

Our nursing service consists of a Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist and a Neurological Conditions Nurse.

Services include:

  • Medication  and symptoms reviews  for patients who have a diagnosis Parkinson’s disease (PD)
  • Education, advice and support to people affected by neurological conditions, including their families and carers
  • Liaise with other health professionals, such as GP’s, district nurses and consultants to ensure seamless care for the patient
  • Signpost patients to local voluntary organisation.

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