Neuropsychology & Physiotherapy Assessments
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What is neuropsychology?
At AJ Case Management our extensive experience in neuropsychology allows us to offer expert advice and create the right bespoke plans for each individual.
We recognise that no two disorders are the same, and that is why we tailor our recovery plans.
Clinical Neuropsychology is concerned with understanding how a range of clinical conditions associated with an insult to the brain can affect a person’s thinking and cognitive skills, behaviour and psychological and emotional functioning.
A neuropsychologist is trained in the treatment and management of brain injury related problems such as memory impairment or other cognitive problems, behaviour management and the treatment of emotional and psychiatric disorders by psychological therapy or psycho social interventions.
What is involved in neuropsychological testing?
If you suspect you or loved one may be suffering from a neuropsychological disorder, it is important to seek medical advice and get assessed.
Assessments for neuropsychological disorders can seem intimidating or cause some anxiety. That is why we are by your side at every step of your journey.
We offer support to help you deal with worries or anxiety, so your recovery involves as little stress as possible.
If you do need an assessment, there are many different kinds that will analyse different aspects of neuropsychology. There is usually more than one assessment to fully diagnose the issue.
Brain functions that can be assessed in these tests include:
- Attention span and memory. This might include reciting pieces of information, letters or numbers.
- Language skills. You could be asked to describe a picture or pair words with their definitions.
- Reasoning, planning and organising. This could include being asked to solve a pattern or organise objects into a certain order.
You can find more information about neuropsychological testing on WebMD.
Are you not getting the support you need for your symptoms?
Contact AJ Case Management today to speak to a friendly team member and discuss exactly how we can meet your needs. We treat each case individually and will create a unique recovery plan that is specifically tailored just for you.
What are the symptoms of neuropsychological disorders?
Symptoms of neuropsychological disorders can vary greatly. The causes of these disorders can also have a great variation, some of which include:
- Genetic disorders
- Lifestyle choices
- Environmental factors
- Brain or spinal injury
The symptoms will depend on the severity of the disorder, and it is also important to remember that symptoms can affect individuals in very different ways.
Here are a few common symptoms that can be experienced:
- Loss of coordination
- Muscle pain or weakness
- Seizures or muscle spasms
- Varying levels of paralysis
- Random pain
Physiotherapists help and treat people with physical problems caused by an accident or injury. Physiotherapy aims to restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected by a brain injury. Physiotherapists aim to reduce pain, increase range of movement at joints, increase muscle strength, increase balance and co-ordination and improve mobility /walking.
Physiotherapists also work with clients to help set functional goals which will motivate clients, give them a sense of achievement and improve their fitness.
Some treatments may include:
• Postural management including wheelchair suitability, bed positioning etc
• Respiratory Physiotherapy
• Strengthening/ stretching
• Gait re-education
• Gym work