THERAPIES

At the Brightwell, you can choose from a range of therapies, as well as specialist clinics, to aid in your recovery and to help manage the symptoms of your condition. Each of the therapists holds a relevant qualification within their own speciality and these are maintained with their professional bodies. 

Right now we're not offering the full complement of therapies but we are working on it and are hopeful the physiotherapy and acupuncture will soon be on offer. 

You can discover more about each therapy by following the links provided below. 

OXYGEN THERAPY

Oxygen can be used alongside more traditional therapies in the treatment of a variety of health conditions as well as aiding in recovery from injuries, stroke and cancer treatments. 

It is one of the main therapies we provide at the Centre. Since we began treatments in 1985, we have carried out over 100,000 individual oxygen sessions in our barochamber. 

Subsidised Cost:

£30 per week for initial block sessions

£15 per session thereafter 

COUNSELLING

Mental health and resilience are important parts of physical health. 

Our counsellor, Emma Pople, utilises a person centred approach to counselling and will work with you to identify what areas you would like to improve

Subsidised Cost:

£25 per hour

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Maintaining mobility can be a challenge for many people with neurological conditions, particularly where there are also issues with pain and spasticity.

 

We offer regular physiotherapy sessions, for both individuals and groups, to help people maintain muscle strength and mobility through tailored exercise programmes, in our purpose-built gym.

Subsidised Cost:

£25 per session

£8 per class

HYPNOTHERAPY

Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy (SFH) helps people take control of their thoughts and find solutions to a problem rather than focussing on the problem itself. SFH can help with a wide variety of issues, from anxiety and depression to pain and addiction.

 

In short, it can help with anything you perceive to be a problem or that is stopping you living your life the way you want. 

Subsidised Cost:

£30 per session

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture has been used as a complementary treatment for MS in the UK since the 1970s and has been shown to stabilise and improve many symptoms associated with neurological conditions.

 

Ongoing research and modern acupuncture techniques continue to yield further improvements, which are well documented.

Subsidised Cost:

£23 per session

REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology  involves stimulating reflex points on the soles of the feet to induce therapeutic effects in different parts of the body.

Reflexology can be effective in alleviating aches and pains, fatigue and spasms, relaxing muscles and reducing stress – all of which can help people in the management of their neurological symptoms.

Subsidised Cost:

£15 per session

Photo taken pre-COVID - 19

SPECIALIST CLINICS

The Centre provides access to a variety of specialist clinics, both medical and advice-based. These include a spasticity clinic (referral only), Benefits Advice Service and Advocacy, MS Nurse Clinic, Bladder and Bowel Wellness Clinic, and Foot health.

The Brightwell offers a caring hand to those who need our help. We provide therapies, services and support to help make everyday life easier for people living with long term neurological conditions.

 

The Centre receives no funding from the NHS and less than 1% of our costs are met by government schemes. The Centre and our members are grateful for the generosity of community groups, businesses and individual fundraisers that allow us to continue to support people in need. 

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Bradbury House

Wheatfield Drive

Bradley Stoke

Bristol, BS32 9DB

 

t: 01454 201 686

e: hello@thebrightwell.org.uk

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