*NEW INTENSIVE PACKAGE SERVICE*
In response to recent studies which evidence that intensive, repetitive (high dosage) therapy can significantly enhance rehabilitation outcomes, we are able to offer bespoke, tailored packages of goal-focused physiotherapy and speech and language therapy on an outpatient basis at Hobbs Winchester.
A thorough assessment will determine goals and appropriate frequency (up to 4 hours per day, 5 days per week) and the package will also include a comprehensive discharge booklet with exercises and resources to support ongoing management. Please call us at Hobbs Winchester to arrange the assessment, stating it is for an Intensive Rehab Package.
Why is intensity important?
It's all to do with neuroplasticity: in recent years more has been understood about the incredible ability of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) to adapt and form new connections, allowing us to relearn and regain skills which have been lost due to injury or damage. In learning any skill, the optimal level of repetition and practice can make the most of the ability of the nervous system to learn and form new connections. Following injury to the nervous system, the central nervous system (CNS) reorganises itself, initially at a rapid rate.
Neurological Rehabilitation helps individuals to relearn movements. Crucially, the CNS requires adequate repetitions to get the most benefit from neurological therapy. Increasingly, it is recognised that neurotechnology devices can enhance the patient experience of completing a higher number of repetitions in a shorter time period and also be a useful adjunct to hands-on therapy. At Hobbs Rehabilitation, we have access to a sizable collection of neurotechnology devices as well as specialist clinicans experienced in their use.
Hobbs Rehabilitation offers Intensive Rehabilitation in a variety of settings:
Hobbs Winchester is our largest outpatient facility where we provide outpatient physiotherapy and rehabilitation services including daycare for neurological conditions such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Cerebral Palsy and Acquired Brain Injuries.
The new Intensive Package Service is now avalable here as detailed above and in addition our outpatient and community services include neurological physiotherapy, neurological occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and neuropsychology. In addition we run a variety of exercise classes, a fortnightly orthotics clinic, a regular hypertonicity clinic and comprehensive splinting as required. We also have the ground-breaking Eksobionics Exoskeleton available for trials and bespoke packages tailored to individual rehabilitation goals along with the only MyoPro robotic arm device in the UK and a host of other neurotechnology which can act as an adjunct to your therapy provision..
Bramshott Grange in Liphook is our residential inpatient rehabilitation centre with individualised therapy programmes offering a multidisciplinary service including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, rehabilitation medicine, neuropsychology, CBT and orthotics as well as an activities programme and including a weekend service. Professionals from across the whole team will assess, identify and tailor a course of treatment which is provided in a luxurious home from home setting. Realistic expectations are clearly defined and agreed with the individual, their family and their carers.
Hobbs South West in Somerset offers spacious premises which include a purpose-built residential 2 bedroom flat. Designed with full wheelchair access, it allows adults and children to receive intensive rehabilitation with or without aquatic therapy in our hydrotherapy pool. Access to neurotechnology such as the ReWalk Exoskeleton and the Litegait partial weight-bearing device can enhance therapy provision.
At Hobbs South West we provide outpatient physiotherapy and rehabilitation services including neuropsychology and daycare for neurological conditions such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Cerebral Palsy and Acquired Brain Injuries for adults and children.
Oaksey House, Lambourn, Berkshire provides specialist inpatient and outpatient neurological rehabilitation at Oaksey House, the flagship rehabilitation centre of the Injured Jockeys Fund.
Within the Injured Jockey Funded facility, Hobbs offer rehabilitation to all neurological patients, specialising in spinal cord and head injuries. We also provide an active environment for the younger population. A large number of those we treat are young with a spinal cord injury and include sports men and women from the equestrian and RFU (rugby) world, although Oaksey House is not exclusively for young sports people.
Upper Limb Clinic, Bristol offers a combination of hands-on neurological physiotherapy and a range of robotics, up to 4 hours of bespoke therapy programmes per day, and functional improvements in everyday tasks via increased dosage in a fun, engaging and meaningful environment.
The comprehensive programmes are led by neurological physiotherapists experienced in the treatment of upper limb trauma caused by brain injury as well as spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, multi-trauma or musculoskeletal injury.
Ali Gomes Da Silva, Clinical Lead at Hobbs Bristol explains:
"One of the key ways that robotics helps us is by giving you the input necessary to maximise your potential for lasting change."
A major principle in rehabilitation is that task practice results in skill acquisition. Research shows that more therapy time produces better results and our Upper Limb Intensive Rehab service provides bespoke packages designed to maximise potential and work towards patient-orientated goals.
It has been demonstrated that there is an optimum number of reps necessary to facilitate a lasting change in neuroplasticity. It is a challenge to achieve this via the standard provision of 1 hour of therapy and home exercises; our service meets these challenges.
Hobbs Rehabilitation continues to develop services delivering outstanding neurological rehabiltation across the south of England and are currently working towards the building of a new Centre of Excellence in Winchester where residential and outpatient therapy will be provided along with clinical trials, education, and research in collaboration with associated partners.