At The Brightwell, we are dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals living with chronic neurological conditions. With over 40 years of unwavering commitment, we strive to empower our members by providing access to a warm and friendly, non-clinical environment that fosters independence, symptom management, and overall well-being.
Our mission is to offer a diverse range of specialised therapies, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and Neuro-physiotherapy, all delivered by a dedicated team of experts. We embrace innovation with our in-house Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber and a self-generated oxygen supply, ensuring top-tier quality and availability.
We believe in inclusivity, offering one-on-one physiotherapy sessions, group activities, and online classes. Our subsidies for Brightwell Members, as well as our open doors to individuals in various stages of recovery, showcase our commitment to accessible care.
At the Brightwell, we stand alongside those living with conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson’s, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Concussion, Motor Neurone Disease, Functional Neurological Disorders, Long Covid, and Cancer, amongst many others.
Our services extend to Specialist Clinics and therapies including our own Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) assessment clinic, counselling, acupuncture, reflexology, remedial massage and aromatherapy, foot health and bladder & bowel clinics.
We have members from the Greater Bristol area, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath, Wiltshire, South Wales and from all across the South West and the M4 corridor.
We not only welcome new members but also provide a wide array of volunteer opportunities, fostering a sense of community and collaboration.
Our mission is to be a beacon of hope and support, promoting independence and well-being in the face of neurological challenges.
What is a neurological condition?
A neurological condition is defined as a disorder that affects the brain, nervous system or spinal cord and, as these control every single part of your body, problems with them often cause serious consequences.
Conditions can appear suddenly, for example a stroke or a brain injury; some, like epilepsy, you are born with; and others develop over time, like multiple sclerosis.
They can affect anyone, at any age, of any ethnicity, and at any time in life.
Some conditions are incurable, some last a lifetime and, sadly, some are life-threatening, but all of them will impact on a persons quality of life.
What causes them?
Sadly, no one really knows what triggers or causes most conditions. Some, especially ones that occur suddenly, can be linked to genes, the environment, accidents, injuries or infections. Although research is continuing there is yet to be any consensus on causes and, for most people, there is absolutely nothing they, or their family, could have done to stop them.
Becoming a member at The Brightwell
By becoming a member of the Centre you will be able to access all the therapies and services we currently offer.
Membership is via self-referral and is available to those affected by MS, or any other neurological condition, at £35 annually.
If you are recovering from an injury, long Covid, cancer or any other health condition that you feel would benefit from the therapies we offer you can also self-refer and become a member, this is £50 for a 12 month membership.
Your next step is to call us on 01454 201686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a membership pack to be sent to you, When we've received your completed forms we will contact you to arrange an induction to the Centre during which we will begin to build a therapy plan with you.
Further useful information
We very much look forward to welcoming new members to the Brightwell community.
For new members with neurological conditions
Please download our Members Pack.
For new members with non-neurological conditions
Please click here for a registration form
For those with sports injuries
Please click here for a sports registration form.
Ways to keep in touch with The Brightwell
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