ThreeSpires Physiotherapy offers neurological physiotherapy for patients with brain tumours and those recovering from surgery for a brain tumour. We are based in Lichfield and serve surrounding areas such as Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Rugeley, Walsall and Cannock. This page gives a brief overview of brain tumours and how neurological physiotherapy can be helpful.
A brain Tumour occurs when cells in the brain multiply in an irregular manner. Physiotherapy, especially if recovering after having an operation to remove a brain tumour can be extremely useful to help with physical problems such as muscle weakness, increased tone, difficulties with movement, balance and coordination. Brain tumours are not always malignant or cancerous and can in fact be benign.
A brain tumour may cause a wide range of physical symptoms including but not limited to: reduced muscle tone and weakness, difficulties with movements, co-ordination and balance and changes in vision, perception and sense of smell. Our neurological physiotherapists will be able to help you with these physical symptoms and will be able to guide you as to the best exercises to do in order to maximise your functional ability. Often brain tumours will be removed by surgery and in these cases physiotherapy is vital in order to regain any lost function, maximise recovery and improve quality of life.
Whilst in hospital after surgery to remove a brain tumour you will receive physiotherapy but when you are discharged home it is vital that you are able to continue with physiotherapy as soon as possible. ThreeSpires Physiotherapy can help provide neurological physiotherapy in your home following surgery to remove a brain tumour. We will be able to provide physiotherapy for you at home whilst you await your NHS community physiotherapy referral and will also be able to help you supplement any NHS physiotherapy. Our neurological physiotherapy service is available at home or in a care home anywhere within a 25 minute drive of Lichfield. This includes areas such as Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Cannock and Rugeley.
Physiotherapy after surgery to remove a brain tumour depends upon the area of the tumour, the surgery and the severity of your symptoms but will usually involve:
- A detailed assessment of your needs and how the surgery has affected you.
- Strengthening exercises to build up your muscle strength after surgery.
- Balance and coordination work to help with your movement
- Stretching exercises to help reduce any tightness in any affected joints.