This is a rare neurological disorder affecting the nervous system. Nerve damage is the result of an inflammatory process which causes problems with conduction of messages through the nerve and can occur at different levels in the spinal cord and as a result, affects different parts of the body.
The symptoms of transverse myelitis are wide ranging and variable. They may include:
Altered sensation and neuropathic pain
Altered muscle tone
Bladder and bowel and sexual dysfunction
Spontaneous recovery does occur but some people do not gain full recovery.
Long term rehabilitation is necessary for some people and specialised neurological physiotherapy is an essential part of this process.
How can MNC help you?
MNC physiotherapists use an approach based on the Bobath concept and individually assess each person. This is important as everyone presents differently.
People will compensate in different ways in order to function on a day to day basis. The key is to unravel which compensatory movements are necessary and which are unnecessary and masking the underlying movement potential.
This is where we can help people realise potential that they might not have previously thought possible.
An individually designed treatment plan and home programme based on an in depth assessment helps achieve the best functional recovery possible.