Neurological Rehabilitation

We are lucky to have a large physiotherapy gym equipped with treatment beds, parallel bars, specialist standing frame, Thera-cycle and other exercise equipment. We have two experienced neuro physiotherapists, Sarah and Amy. In addition we have several specialist Pilates Instructors who also work as physiotherapist assistants as well as access to adaptive personal trainers who are specifically trained to work with neurological conditions (www.rmr-rehabilitation.co.uk)

After carrying out a thorough physiotherapy assessment we will design a management plan specific to your needs which might include gait and balance re-education, manual techniques and a full exercise programme. We often incorporate the use of Pilates machines to enhance the programme. We also have a hoist for those clients that require extra assistance for transfers.

We see clients with multiple sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson’s, Guillain Barre, myasthenia gravis, chronic fatique, motor neurone disease, head injuries and often work in collaboration with other local private neuro physiotherapists and we are proud of our good relationship with NHS physiotherapists in the surrounding areas. We are experienced in other areas of rehabilitation such as trauma, complex rehabilitation, elderly care and cancer.

Sarah Sessa

Sarah qualified from University College London Hospitals (UCLH) in 1995 with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. She went on to work for many years in acute care, specialising in neuro-rehab, oncology and HIV, working at UCLH (including National Hospital for Neurological Diseases, Queen Square), the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and St Margaret’s Hospice in Taunton before setting up her own private physiotherapy and Pilates business. Sarah qualified as a Pilates instructor in 2009 and is affiliated to Alan Herdman and in 2017 she completed an MSc where she explored the benefits of exercise for neurological conditions, specifically Pilates and Parkinson’s. Sarah is also trained in the Bobath technique, a problem-solving approach to neurological conditions having completed the Basic Bobath course and several CPD courses. For more information on the Bobath approach follow link: www.bbta.org.uk.

Amy Oades

Amy Oades qualified from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2003 with an MSc in Rehabilitation Science with distinction. She went on to work in acute care in Bristol gaining a broad experience as well as more specialised skills in Stroke and Medicine. In 2009 Amy left acute care to travel. On her return she worked in the community in both North Somerset and Bristol. Amy worked for the specialist community neurology team in Bristol until 2017 treating a whole range of patients with neurological conditions in their own homes. Amy started working at the Physiotherapy and Pilates rehabilitation studio in 2017 and qualified as a Pilates instructor in 2018 affiliated to Alan Herdman.