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Wide view of members using the physiotherapy gym

I have a neurological condition and have been a member for about five years. For many years before that I had nowhere to go for support & treatment. Now I have regular physiotherapy I realise just how much I missed out on for all those years.

The Centre offers many other therapies as well and is a wonderful support to all its members. 


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Physiotherapy is our most popular therapy, with over half of our members enjoying the benefits.  It is offered five days a week in our well- equipped gym area by qualified and experienced therapists, who have specialist knowledge in treating neurological conditions. Whether you have been newly or recently diagnosed, we offer specialist neurophysiotherapy that will benefit you.

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Our Physio Team

We pride ourselves on offering a friendly yet professional environment where supporting you as an individual is of the utmost importance. Unlike a hospital or clinical situation there is no time limit to the number of sessions you can attend. Many of our physio users have been with us, attending weekly sessions, for many years.


What is neurophysiotherapy?

Neurophysiotherapy treats people with neurological conditions.

These are conditions associated with the central nervous system – the brain, spinal cord and nerves. People with neurological conditions can often have complex problems including:

  • Muscle weakness

  • Stiffness

  • Balance problems

  • Sensory changes.

These conditions can have a huge impact on the body’s function, and on day-to-day activities.


Neurological disorders and diseases

Our physiotherapists see a huge range of disorders and diseases. Some of the more common disorders we see include:

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Stroke

  • Guillain barre syndrome

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Polyneuropathies

  • Motor Neurone Disease

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • Functional Neurological Disorders


​What are the benefits of having physio at The Brightwell?

We very much focus on you as an individual with your own personal needs being met.

These requirements might include maintaining mobility, it is crucial that you remain as active as possible, we understand that this can be a challenge for people with neurological problems, especially when their muscle strength and movement is affected.  Through regular physiotherapy, muscles can be exercised in the correct way and so, where possible, mobility is maintained, and the issues associated with a lack of movement can be prevented or addressed.

Many of our members have some or all of the following aims:


  • Receiving general advice to them and their support network

  • Maintaining/improving joint mobility

  • Preventing/reducing muscle spasms

  • Maintaining/improving muscle power

  • Maintaining/improving normal patterns of movement

  • Improving/maintaining balance and coordination

  • Reducing/preventing ataxia

  • Maintaining/improving general fitness


In addition, physiotherapy can be combined with the other therapies on offer to help ease pain, which can be one of the most difficult symptoms to treat effectively. Our therapists and Centre staff can speak to you about whether a combination of therapies might be right for you.

The physiotherapy offered to you will be based on your specific ability. Activities vary from one-to-one or group sessions to exercise classes, gym equipment can also be used, under a therapist’s supervision.  All new members to the Centre have a general assessment with a physiotherapist and, if physiotherapy is requested, a discussion will take place between the individual and the therapist as to the most suitable format.

What types of sessions do we offer?

One to One Sessions

One -to- one physiotherapy sessions last 30 minutes and are available for people who have a specific issue that cannot be addressed in a group class, or who do not have the ability to join a group class.


Group Exercise Classes

Group exercise classes (maximum 7 people) last an hour, with some classes ending with 10-15 minutes of relaxation. These classes are led by our therapists and encourage people to exercise in a way that will be effective for them, as well as providing a fun, sociable environment.


Group Therapy Sessions

Group therapy (maximum 5 people) also lasts an hour, with smaller groups allowing for more focused attention on specific issues.

Both types of exercise classes are tailored to varying ability and mobility levels, so that there is something for everyone.


Monday Group 12pm-1pm

  • Balance & stability focused - Improves mobility and upper and lower limb strength.

  • First half of session - upper limb strengthening

  • Second half of session - standing balance + lower limb strengthening

  • Help reduce fatigue and improve flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.

Wednesday 09:30am-10:30am Class

  • Cardiovascular training – muscle endurance and fatigue focused.

  • Moderate intensity aerobic exercises to help reduce fatigue and improve cardiovascular fitness and flexibility.

  • Finishes class with relaxation.


Wednesday 12-12.30pm Seated Zoom Class suitable for  upper limb strengthening

  • Strength & power training with the use of dumbbells to increase blood circulation to release endorphins and develop muscle tone and strength.

  • Helps improve balance to avoid injuries.

Wednesday Zoom 12.30-1pm Standing Zoom Class for standing balance + lower limb strengthening/stretching.

  • Endurance, strength and balance focused.

  • Great class for those who are unable to commute to the centre but want to stay active and increase their fitness. 

Thursday Group 10:15am-11:15am

  • Flexibility training & seated leg and trunk stretches to increase range of motion and reduce spasms and fatigue.

  • Use of rehab equipment to help with fitness and balance.

Friday Neuro Yoga/Pilates 10:30am-11:30am Class

  • Low impact stretches to help increase strength, endurance and flexibility, done in seating, lying and standing.

  • Finish class with relaxation


If you would like to find out more details about any of our therapies, please call 01454 201686. We can then arrange for you to have a personal assessment to ascertain the best option to suit your specific needs.

Outstanding Equipment and Facilities

We are very fortunate to have an extensive range of specialist equipment in our physio department.

This specialist equipment enables our members to receive the best possible solutions from the team at The Brightwell.

Take a look at some of the pieces of equipment regulary used by members

How can I get physiotherapy at The Brightwell?

For further information please call us today on 01454 201686 to book in your General Assessment with a physio specialist.

More information...

For further inforation about other therapies at The Brightwell, please click on the following links

Therapies Information 

Oxygen Therapy

FES Clinic

Specialist Clinics


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