Our rehabilitation programmes are medically-led - your care and rehabilitation is overseen by one of our specialist rehabilitation consultants and physicians
. Your leg rehabilitation will be delivered by a Circle Rehabilitation physiotherapist, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists. After assessing the extent of any loss of function in your leg, a comprehensive rehabilitation exercise programme will be created, tailored specifically for you. This may include:
Your leg will be expertly moved in certain ways to ensure range of motion is maximised even if you are unable to move it properly yourself. You may also be given specific leg movements to practice unaided, if you are able to do so.
We have a number of specialist treadmills – including the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill and the Hydro Physio – that provide you with a safe way to regain muscle strength and increase confidence when standing and moving.
From a leg press to exercise bikes, we have a range of functional equipment that can help you with your leg rehabilitation.
One of the most common things affected by a stroke is balance, and so we have the Biodex Balance System SD on site to help increase balance and agility, all in a safe and effective way.
Deep pressure can be relaxing and calming, helping the central nervous system to process sensory information. A deep massage of the leg can be useful to stimulate muscles and nerves that may not be functioning as normal.
Also known as hot/cold immersion therapy, your leg is immersed in warm water, then immediately in cool water. This immersion in alternating temperatures is repeated a number of times.
A change in temperature can have a positive effect on the central nervous system and even in patients who have minimal feeling in their leg this simple exercise can be of benefit. Due to the risks associated with this therapy, it is important that it is tried with a therapist initially.
A stroke will often leave weakness, partial or temporal paralysis in one side of the body. When a mirror is placed between your legs, the reflected image of a moving leg can stimulate different parts of the brain, aiding rehabilitation of the affected leg.
We use TyroMotion, a state-of-the-art technology that combines neuroscience and technology to help with lower limb rehabilitation.