The directorate offers many different services for individuals at all stages of their illness or condition while inpatients at NHNN or as outpatients.
We aim to offer a comprehensive, responsive multidisciplinary service to all those who would benefit from input. Our aim is to optimise an individuals’ physical, psychological, social and vocational (or educational) function.
Our services include:
- Outpatient therapy (physiotherapy, occupational therapy including environmental controls assessment, speech and language therapy, orthotics, dietetics, private therapy)
- Vocational Rehabilitation Service
- Inpatient therapy (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, dietetics, private therapy)
- Private patient rehabilitation services
- Neurorehabilitation unit (NRU) - 18 beds
- Multidisciplinary neurorehabilitation assessment clinic
- Environmental Controls Assessment
- Orthotics and Functional Electrical Stimulation
- Multidisciplinary multiple sclerosis services
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- Vocational rehabilitation
The Neurorehabilitation Unit at NHNN is an 18-bed unit which specialises in the management of patients with neurological conditions including multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord lesions, neuropathies, cerebral palsy, and genetic disorders. It has particular expertise in the multidisciplinary management of patients with predominantly complex physical disability requiring short periods (two weeks to three months) of rehabilitation. The aim of the NRU is to optimise individual’s physical, psychological, social and vocational / educational function through provision of a focussed, responsive, multidisciplinary inpatient service.
Our patients may see one or more therapists from the following medical disciplines:
- Physiotherapy - to assess movement, mobility and balance.
- Occupational therapy - to assess any difficulties the individual may have which affects their everyday living.
- Nutrition and dietetics - to assess individuals' nutritional stauts and devise a dietary plan to ensure good nutrition is achieved.
- Orthotics - to provide specialist splints and shoe inserts.
- Speech and language - to assess any difficulties in communicating or swallowing - the speech and launguage therapist may recommend a further X-ray called videofluoroscopy which looks at how a patient swallows.
- Vestibular rehabilitation - physiotherapists also provide asssessment and treatment for patients with dizziness and balance problems. Patients are either assessed in a class with three other patients with similar problems or on an idividual basis. All patients are provided with a specific home-exercise programme. Most patients are reviewed once or more depnding on their progress.
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