Community Neurological Rehabilitation

 

Using a multi-discipline approach, we work with people who have a physical disability, a chronic neurological health condition, and/or acquired brain injury.

The service focuses on education and aims to help you recover from or manage your health condition and improve your quality of life.

Please note that you must be registered with an Exeter GP to access our service.

More on what we do

The first time we see you, one or more of the therapists will make an assessment and help you decide if you will benefit from treatment by our team.

Together with you, we will then decide what you want to achieve and what sort of treatment plan would be helpful. This might involve one or more of the professionals in our team.

We also arrange groups to provide:

  • Fatigue management strategies
  • Memory management strategies
  • Neuro exercises
  • Postural stability education and exercise
  • Upper limb rehabilitation

You can refer yourself or you can be referred by your GP or other health or social care staff.

Our team

Occupational Therapists who will assess and then provide information and treatment to help with managing your daily activities, leisure activities and returning to work.

Physiotherapists who will assess and then provide information and treatment to help with movement, balance, strength, flexibility and mobility. This may be through exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. This is to help you with your recovery and enable you to stay as active and independent for as long as possible.

Support workers who work with the therapists to provide you with the support to continue your treatment.

Administration staff who provide clerical support for the team.

We also work with:

Speech and Language Therapists who can assess and provide information, treatment and support for people with difficulties with communication (including reading and writing) and swallowing.

Clinical Psychologists who help you with the emotional and psychological effects of your condition.

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Specialist Nurses who provide advice, help and support for your condition.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Nurse who provide advice, help and support for your condition.

Where to find us

Exeter Whipton Hospital, Hospital Ln, Exeter EX1 3RB

Budlake Centre

More information about Exeter Whipton Hospital, also known as Exeter Community Hospital, is available under 'Our sites'.

Contact us

You can contact the team on 01392 208342 or rde-tr.whiptonreablement@nhs.net.

Our office hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

If you have any other query, please contact:

  • Your own GP
  • NHS Direct 111
  • Devon Care Direct 0345 1551 007

Supporting you

We work closely with:

  • Adult and Community Services
  • Community Enabling Services
  • Headway Devon
  • Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurse
  • MS Centre
  • Parkinson’s Disease Nurse
  • Stroke Association

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