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Neurological physiotherapy for Guillain-Barre Syndrome


The neurological physiotherapists at Liverpool Neuro Physio commonly treat conditions such as Guillain-Barre syndrome. Most people recover from even the most severe cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome.



What is Guillain-Barre syndrome?


Guillain-Barre syndrome is when the bodyes immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system(the nerves that supply the arms and legs). Guillain-Barre syndrome begins with tingling sensations in the legs and then eventually progresses into the arms and it can eventually lead to paralysis. The disorder can develop over a few days or it can take a few weeks. The cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome is unknown.

Physiotherapy is beneficial to anyone suffering from Guillain-Barre syndrome as it aids the process of recovery helping regain lost movement and prevents muscle spasm and joint stiffness.


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Effects of Guillain-Barre syndrome


The symptoms associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome include:

Loss of sensation this is the first symptom of Guillain-Barre syndrome it begins with the lower limbs moving onto the upper limbs.

Weakness Guillain-Barre syndrome will result in muscle weakness eventually.

Difficulty walking the muscle weakness will result in difficulty walking and poor postural stability.

Breathing difficulty it can eventually lead to possible breathing difficulty.


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Physiotherapy for Guillain-Barre syndrome


Our specialist physiotherapists at Liverpool neuro physio will treat people who suffer with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Physiotherapy has an extremely important role in the rehabilitation of a person suffering with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Your physiotherapist at Liverpool Neuro physio will work together with you to produce a treatment plan specific to your needs. Some of your physiotherapy treatment at Liverpool Neuro Physio may include:



At Liverpool Neuro Physio the specialist neurological physiotherapists have a sound understanding of your condition. Your physiotherapist will help you to decrease the severity of your condition and speed up your recovery process. The main aim of your physiotherapy is to help you increase your function to its maximum potential.

Your physiotherapist at Liverpool Neuro Physio wants you to help you gain as much independence as possible and will help you to do this by teaching you ways of gaining independence with tasks and retraining normal movement patterns. Your physiotherapist may start off by improving your posture, balance and core stability by muscle stretching and strengthening exercises. This will make you more stable and able to continue with more things yourself without the help of others making you more independent.

At Liverpool Neuro Physio our physiotherapists understand that recovering mobility may be one of your main concerns. With the help of your physiotherapist it is something that you may be able to recover after continuous physiotherapy sessions. All of your physiotherapy sessions will work towards you gaining the maximum you can possibly achieve in your treatment. This will ensure that you meet and target that you want to meet.

All of the physiotherapy treatment by our physiotherapists at Liverpool Neuro Physio will aim to improve your quality of life and promote independence as well as helping you to cope with your conditions. All of which will help to improve your physical well-being and encourage you to be confident with the progress you make with your physiotherapy programme.

For you to gain maximum independence it is important for you to continue with your physiotherapy in between sessions. In order to make this easier for you we can teach family /carers your exercise programme.


To arrange an appointment or to speak to one of our specialists, call us on 0151 558 0188 or email office@liverpoolneurophysio.co.uk.


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