Sally, a neuro-physiotherapist, decided to name her rehabilitation service, Milestones because of the role of physiotherapists in helping patients to solve their problems and achieve their goals and because of the hurdles she had to overcome in sourcing a suitable premises.
Since the service started in 2004 Milestones has always strived to deliver a comprehensive and specialist service by professionals who have the right set of skills to address the complex needs of people who have a need for neurological rehabilitation.
What is rehabilitation ?
Rehabilitation is a problem-solving and educational process aimed at reducing the functional and social consequences experienced by someone as a result of an injury or disease, always within the limitations imposed by the underlying damage.
The field of neurological rehabilitation provides a service to people with movement, balance and functional difficulties resulting from neurological diagnoses.
The injury or disease may affect these people’s ;
- Movement control
- Ability to concentrate
- Bowel & bladder control
Problem-solving & educational process
1. A person-centred service providing ;
- Integrated assessments and planning
- Goal orientated treatment to support independent living and autonomy
- Practical support and advice
- Information necessary to make informed decisions
2. Comprehensive range of specialist rehabilitation to address the practical and emotional challenges faced by people with a neurological diagnosis
- Specialist multidisciplinary team comprising ;
- Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech & Language therapists
- Clinical Psychology
- Personal Trainer
3. Prompt, timely, ongoing and high quality rehabilitation services
- Accept self-referrals
- Offer outpatient and community appointments
- Recognised Provider by numerous Private Medical Insurers
- Encourage close liaison & collaboration with National Health Service and Social Care services
4. Education and training for people, their family, carers and support workers
- to enable people to apply the skills acquired in therapy in routine daily living activities
- to develop knowledge and skills to live with and to manage their condition
- to access appropriate vocational assessment, rehabilitation and ongoing support to find, regain or remain in work and to access other occupational and educational opportunities
- to develop local support networks
- to help to achieve a sense of well-being and make long-term psychological adjustments to altered personal, family and social circumstances