Welcome to CNS Neuro Rehabilitation & Elderly Care Ltd.
Our team of specialist Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists provide assessment and rehabilitation for adults with neurological conditions and older adults who are experiencing difficulty with their mobility or independence.
We provide bespoke services from the comfort of your own home. Our aim is to ensure that we support each individual to fulfil their potential whilst achieving their goals.
Neurological physiotherapy specialises in the treatment of patients with neurological symptoms following damage to the brain, spinal cord or peripheral nerves. Treatment focuses on regaining or improving function in everyday activities and improving quality of movement. Our unique rehabilitation programs are individual and personalised, working on improving movement and posture, reducing muscle tightness, enhancing upper limb function, improving balance and mobility and increasing independence at home and in the community.
Physiotherapists play a vital role in the care of the elderly, offering specialised services to enhance their overall health and well-being. With a focus on mobility, strength, and balance, our experienced physiotherapists create personalised exercise programmes to improve independence, prevent falls, and manage chronic conditions. Their expertise contributes to promoting active living and improving the quality of life for older adults.
Occupational Therapy (OT) aims to help you live your best life at home, at work – and everywhere else. It’s all about being able to do the things you want and have to do. Our experienced OTs work closely with you to assess your current abilities and requirements. We tailor individual programmes to your needs and include specific goals to be achieved. We can visit your home to assess how accessible it is and provide recommendations about any equipment or adaptations, as well evaluate how the environment is set-up to optimise your independence. Our OTs can assess and practise a variety of skills including washing, dressing and kitchen activities in order to increase your independence and confidence. We can also liaise with external companies to arrange equipment trials or review posture and seating if required.
Aquatic Physiotherapy/Hydrotherapy is a form of physiotherapy that is designed for and based in water. A programme of treatment is designed using the properties of water such as buoyancy and resistance allowing for a unique and personalised treatment approach. The warmth of the water eases the pain in your joints and allows your muscles to relax, both of which help you to exercise. The water supports your weight, which also helps to relieve pain and increases the range of movement of your joints. Our physiotherapists have completed post-graduate training in aquatic physiotherapy. The sessions take place at the recently renovated purpose built pool at Jersey Cheshire Home which have spacious changing and shower facilities as well as hoists for pool access if required.
Our team are very accomplished and skilled at completing ergonomic / workplace assessments and are able to work in a variety of different settings. Following a customised onsite assessment recommendations and a tailored programme is put in place to optimise safety, health, and comfort to ensure that our clients conditions are managed effectively in the workplace.
Strokes happen when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. It can be an ischaemic stroke, where the blood supply is stopped because of a blood clot or a haemorrhagic stroke, where a weakened blood vessel bursts. Strokes are the single most common cause of severe disability and our team have extensive experience in assessment and treatment of stroke in order to maximise recovery of function and regain independence.
Parkinson’s disease is a long-term progressive neurological condition of the central nervous system. It occurs as a result of a loss of the nerve cells responsible for producing Dopamine, which allows messages to be sent to the parts of the brain that co-ordinate movement. Exercise is shown to help slow the progression of symptoms. Our physiotherapists have completed PD Warrior training, which is a series of Parkinson’s–specific exercises designed for maximum effect to challenge the body and mind.
FND describes neurological symptoms like limb weakness, tremors, numbness or blackouts, related to the movement and sensation parts of the nervous system and is a”software” issue of the brain, not the hardware (as in a stroke or parkinson’s.). A graded exercise programme can help to reduce symptoms and help achieve individual goals.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory condition of the central nervous system which occurs when the immune system breaks down or damages the myelin, the protective layer which surrounds nerve fibres. This damage causes disruption to messages traveling along nerve fibres, causing them to slow down, become distorted, or not get through at all. Through a variety of treatment techniques our team aims to promote recovery during relapses and maximise functional potential.
Motor neurone disease is a neurological condition that damages the nervous system. Motor nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord die prematurely or do not work properly and this then affects walking, using hands and arms, speaking, swallowing and breathing. The rate of progression for motor neurone disease varies greatly from one person to another. The causes of motor neurone disease are not yet known and every individual with motor neurone disease presents with different symptoms and needs.
If you are unsure or do not see your neurological condition listed please get in touch and our practitioners will guide you to the best therapist to support you.
Acquired brain injury is an injury caused to the brain since birth. There are many possible causes, such as a brain tumor, encephalitis, stroke, hypoxic (caused by reduction or loss of oxygen to the brain) or meningitis. As well as injury caused by trauma to the brain, such as a road traffic accident, a fall or an assault (Traumatic brain injury). A brain injury can lead to a wide range of effects and our specialist team understands the complexity of recovery and our treatment is designed to address a wide spectrum of symptoms and needs.
Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune syndrome which affects sensory, motor and autonomic nerves. The most common symptom is paralysis of the feet and hands which migrates upwards towards the trunk. An individual can make a full recovery from GBS however 10-20% of those affected are left with residual paralysis. Therapies and treatments can lessen the severity of the illness and accelerate the recovery in patients.
Frailty is related to the ageing process, that is, simply getting older. It describes how our bodies gradually lose their in-built reserves, leaving us vulnerable to dramatic, sudden changes in health triggered by seemingly small events such as a minor infection or a change in medication or environment. A comprehensive exercise programme comprising aerobic, resistance, balance and flexibility is a critical component in the management of frailty.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is classified as a traumatic injury to the spinal cord resulting in a fracture or dislocation of the vertebrae; the result is bruising or tearing of the spinal cord tissue. Symptoms following a SCI are dependent on the level at which the spinal cord was injured and the extent of the injury, dependent on this an individual will suffer varying levels of motor and sensory impairment or loss. Our team completed a detailed assessment to ensure an accurate understanding of the clinical presentation which allows a specific treatment plan to be formulated, which will continually be reassessed to ensure individual needs are met.
Falls and fall-related injuries are a common and serious problem for older people. People aged 65 and older have the highest risk of falling, with 30% of people older than 65 and 50% of people older than 80 falling at least once a year. Our team is highly skilled in completing the multifactorial assessment, required and putting an appropriate plan in place for falls prevention, management and treatment.
Cerebral palsy is primarily a disorder of voluntary movement and co-ordination, due to a defect or lesion of the immature brain. It is an umbrella term covering a group of non-progressive, though not unchanging, motor impairment conditions, which range from multiple and profound to barely detectable.
CNS Neuro Rehab & Elderly Care Ltd. provides individual and specialist physiotherapy and occupational therapy to residents of the Channel Islands. Our goal is to enable and empower individuals to reach their full potential and live as independently as possible. All of our staff are specialists in their respective fields and have many years of experience working with long-term neurological conditions and care of the ageing population. They are all members of the Health & Care Professionals Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or the Royal College of Occupational Therapy. Our team strives to deliver a comprehensive and bespoke service to address the complex needs of our clients.
Nadia is passionate about fully understanding her client’s challenges and working with them to address their individual needs. She recognises the importance of considering the person as a whole and ensures to actively engage individuals as well as their family and carers in the rehabilitation process.
Nadia graduated in 2001 with BSc (Hons) and specialised in Neurology in 2003. She gained her extensive neurological experience by working in a variety of settings and treating individuals at all stages of their journey, in acute wards, specialist rehabilitation centres, community outpatients, and the voluntary sector.
Nadia has continued to develop her clinical skills by undertaking a range of post-graduate courses related to adult neurology. She is registered with The Healthcare Professionals Council (HCPC), The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), and is an active member of both The Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (ATACP) and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology (ACPIN).
She gains huge satisfaction from developing individual physiotherapy programmes to enable people to achieve their goals.
Graduating in 1996 from Sheffield Hallam University, Debbie has over 25 years of experience working predominantly with adults with neurological conditions within a variety of rehabilitation settings. In 2007, she completed an MSc in advanced physiotherapy, specialising in neurological rehabilitation, at University College London, earning a distinction and prize for best overall performance on the course.
During her career, in addition to clinical work, Debbie has also been employed as an expert witness in medicolegal cases, specialising in Spinal Cord Injury. She has undertaken and published research and in 2014 was appointed to the position of Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire, gaining her post graduate certificate in Higher Education in 2016.
Prior to moving to CNS Neuro Rehab and Elderly Care Ltd., Debbie was employed as ‘Principle Physiotherapist in Neurosciences’ within the States of Jersey, a post she held for 7 years. During which time, she was responsible for development and delivery of neurological and community physiotherapy services island-wide, whilst supporting her own caseload of adults with neurological conditions.
Throughout her career, Debbie has continued to develop her knowledge and skills by teaching and participating in a variety of post-graduate courses. Most recently, she has successfully completed training in Exercise Prescription for those with Long-term Conditions. She is registered with the Health Care & Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). She is also a member of the Association of Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology (ACPIN), the Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (ATACP) and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Working with Older People (AGILE).
When not at work, Debbie thoroughly enjoys life in Jersey, regularly sea-swimming, cycling and walking her dog on the beach.
A friendly individual, Rebecca is focused on ensuring a holistic approach is taken. She will work with the client and engage with family/friends and carers where necessary to meet agreed client-focused goals and reach their optimum level of independence.
Rebecca also has a passion in postural management and passed the renowned course at the Oxford Enablement Centre “Postural Management for People with Complex Disabilities” in 2015. Since then, she has been instrumental in developing a postural management and wheelchair service in Jersey.
She is registered with the Health Professionals Council (HCPC) and is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapist (RCOT).
Rebecca is an enthusiastic individual with a passion to empower and motive clients to reach their full potential.
Sue graduated in 2002 BSC Hons in Physiotherapy and completed her junior rotations in Salisbury and at the Jersey General Hospital. Sue has specialised in older person rehabilitation, frailty and falls prevention for almost 20 years.
Sue has continued to develop her clinical skills by undertaking a range of post graduate courses relating to the older adult, falls, frailty and community rehabilitation exercise programs including Tai Chi & Pilates.
She is registered with the Health Care & Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Sue is also a member of Agile (specialist interest group for chartered Physiotherapists working with older people).