Therapy focused on you

Dorset Neuro and spinal rehabilitation

“Don’t count the days. Make the days count.”

– Muhammad Ali, Parkinson’s Disease

What do we offer

We offer specialist neurological assessment and rehabilitation in an environment that works for you.

Clinic Appointments

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Home Visits

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Virtual Appointments

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Would you like to know more?

We are always happy to chat so why not get in touch today and find out how we can help you?

What to expect from Dorset Neuro Rehab

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Ongoing Support

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Dorset Neuro Rehab
Neurophysiotherapy is a specialist branch of physiotherapy. At Dorset Neuro Rehab our highly skilled therapists offer a personal approach to physiotherapy. Working with you to achieve what is important to you. We treat a variety of conditions including Stroke, Spinal Cord Injuries, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s as well as rarer neurological conditions. Visit our Conditions Treated page for more information.

Do you or someone you know feel you have more potential? Get in touch and we can provide a thorough assessment. We can provide you with a tailored treatment programme designed to fulfil your potential.

Our physiotherapists use a variety of techniques to optimise your rehabilitation and help you independently manage your condition.

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Why us?

Here at Dorset Neuro Rehab we strive to provide the best possible care to help you fulfill your ambitions. No matter how big or small your goals may seem they are relative to you and of the upmost importance to us. 

We understand that you may be aspiring for more independence, greater physical strength, improved social and mental wellbeing. We can help make these aspirations a reality. Use the link below to contact us to see if we can make a difference to your life. Likewise you can follow us on Facebook.

What do our customers say about us?

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Steve Milne
Steve Milne
12:28 09 Nov 20
Ian provided physiotherapy for me over a five day period whilst I was on holiday in Dorset recently. I am very slowly... recovering from Guillain Barre Syndrome and his sessions, three of which were in a pool, were extremely beneficial and boosted my confidence no end. He was very professional, friendly and an excellent practitioner and I hope to use his services again when I return to Dorset in 2021read more
Jasmine Rennards
Jasmine Rennards
20:43 12 Jan 20
Ian was instrumental in my recovery following spinal surgery for cauda equina. He made home visits, whuch was amazing... as I was housebound.He gave me confidence to move again, exercises to suit my abilities, he didn't push ny recovery and we went at my pace with his encouragement.He is very friendly and checked up on me after I returned to work. Genuinely wants to help and I felt extremely confident working with him due to his more
Philip Howse
Philip Howse
13:44 30 Oct 19
I can highly recommend Ian for his expert help recovering mymobility after a stroke. After being able to walk only a... few steps,4 months ago, and sometimes not even that, I am now capable of walking several miles each day, driving, and playing tennis again (men's doubles).read more
Michelle Kennedy
Michelle Kennedy
18:01 14 Jul 19
Ian has been providing an invaluable service for my mother who has a brain injury as a result of a fall. He has a... wonderful way of dealing with her, tailoring his approach and treatment to suit her ability and mood in the session. She responds very well to him and looks forward to her sessions with him.When dealing with us as the family, he has handled changes to his approach and has set our expectations very sensitively and thoughtfully, which we really appreciate.We would absolutely recommend Dorset Neuro Rehab, we would be lost without more
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what else do we offer?

Our predominant service currently, is neurophysiotherapy. However at Dorset Neuro Rehab we are fortunate to have affiliated colleagues with specialist skills in neurology. Please use the link below to contact us if you think you could benefit from other therapies including Occupational Therapy
  • Cognitive assessments
  • Functional rehabilitation
Speech and Language Therapy
  • Specialist swallowing assessments
  • Communication assessments and rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychology specialist interest
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Our Vision

Developed by neurophysiotherapist, Ian Denslow, Dorset Neuro Rehab is located in Dorchester but serves the whole of Dorset. Whilst Dorset Neuro Rehab’s current focus is establishing a solid foundation in neurophysiotherapy we are fortunate to have affiliated therapists across Dorset who specialise in other disciplines. This allows us to shape our service to meet the needs and demands of clients across Dorset. It is our vision to provide a service to clients with neurological conditions based upon what you as a client group want and need. This is a huge opportunity for us as clinicians but also for this community to develop a service that is meaningful, specific and effective in treating clients with neurological conditions.

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So...what is a neuro physio!?

There are many different specialisms within the field of physiotherapy and neurology is just one of them.

A neurological physiotherapist, or neuro physio for short, deals with conditions that predominantly affect the brain and spine, known as the central nervous system, as well as some conditions that affect the nervous system throughout the body and limbs, known as the peripheral nervous system. 

Neuro physio’s are expert in specific neurological conditions such as Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, acquired brain injuries and progressive disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone Disease. Additionally a neuro physio must have the foundation knowledge of anatomy and physiology that underpins all the physiotherapy disciplines. 

A critical component of physiotherapy, especially within neurophysiotherapy, is recognising normal and abnormal movement and working out what is causing problems and how to improve it or change it. This movement analysis is an invaluable skill within a neurological setting and often the crux of what we do as physiotherapists.

At Dorset Neuro Rehab we pride ourselves in our movement analysis skills and recognise common movement disorders as well as treating more unusual patterns of movement. We use various treatment techniques from “hands on physio” to more patient led exercises including pilates based concepts, stretching and strengthening, as well as techniques such as taping, hydrotherapy and functional electrical stimulation to help restore normal movements where possible.

All of our treatments are based on sound theoretical knowledge and we utilise evidenced based research to inform our treatment techniques. Our restorative techniques work on the principles of “neuroplasticity” which is the ability of the brain to adapt and reorganise to promote rehabilitation.

If restorative therapy is not viable we also teach compensatory strategies for efficiency and energy conservation/fatigue management as well as maintenance therapy.