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Neurosciences Services

Neurosurgery

The neurosurgical physiotherapy team specialises in the assessment and treatment of neurosurgical conditions such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, brain haemorrhage, brain and spinal cord tumours and spinal surgeries. The physiotherapy team strive to increase patient independence and function and to facilitate optimal discharge. All care is provided in conjunction with the neurosurgical multidisciplinary team.

The neurosurgical physiotherapy service provides care across a number of wards in Beaumont Hospital including Richmond, Adams McConnell, St. Brigid’s and St. Raphael’s Paediatric Wards. In addition, the physiotherapy team assess and treat critically ill patients post transfer from the Intensive Care Unit.

Areas of Speciality include:

  • Acute respiratory management
  • Neurological assessment
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Facial palsy rehabilitation
  • Spinal triage and rehabilitation

Neurology

The Neurology service has three whole time equivalent staff providing inpatient and outpatient services.  The inpatient service provides management for a wide variety of neurological conditions admitted under the care of the Consultant Neurologists. 

The outpatient service includes attendance at multi-disciplinary Motor Neuron disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons Disease clinics.  Management of spasticity includes a pilot monthly physiotherapy led Botulinum toxin injection therapy clinic. 

Vestibular Rehabilitation is provided on referral from Beaumont Hospital ENT and Neurology Consultants.  Other patients with complex neurological conditions are seen in the general outpatient clinic upon Neurology consultant referral.