Chichester rehabilitation clinic offers help for trauma, falls, brain injury, stroke & neurological conditions

by LV Rehabilitation
This Chichester physical rehabilitation clinic is seeing outstanding results with clients – book now for an open day event to find out more.

Whether you have a long-term neurological condition, have suffered a brain or spinal injury, or are experiencing problems with balance, this specialist clinic will work with you – and your family or carers – to re-build your strength and mobility so that you can live your best life.

LV Rehabilitation was set up in 2020 and moved to its current Chichester premises in 2021. It works with a variety of adult clients – from teenagers to people in their 90s, with a range of challenges.

We spoke to its director Vicky Knight, to find out more about the team and their work.

When you are diagnosed with Parkinson’s or have a stroke you do not have to accept that’s how it is, and stop doing the things you enjoy. If you get the right exercises and support, you can be empowered and work towards doing the things you love to do.

Vicky Knight

She said clients end up no longer thinking about what they can’t do; but about what they can do.

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What type of conditions are treated?

The clinic helps people mainly with neurological conditions, long-term trauma, or people experiencing falls or balance issues. This includes people who have had strokes, or who live with Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy or Multiple Sclerosis and clients who have had accidents resulting in trauma to the brain, brain injuries or spinal cord injuries.

Such illnesses or injuries can leave people with trauma which potentially limits their activities, movement, co-ordination and balance. People may have difficulty walking, or even doing everyday tasks and, it can affect confidence to even try – leading to a further deterioration of strength, movement and activity.

What does the clinic do?

“All our clients get a tailored programme, designed specifically for their needs,” explained Vicky. There is 1-2-1 support, some group sessions and treatment can take place in the state-of-the-art gym at the clinic or in the community and in clients’ own homes.

“With some clients we use high-tech treatments using augmented reality headsets,” she said. “We offer specialist programmes such as PD Warrior which is a game changer for those newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s.”

Sessions might take place in the gym or it might be outdoors near your home.

“If clients want to get back to walking in their local park or on the beach then that is what we’ll be working towards and where we might go,” she said.

The clinic has six members of staff, including qualified physiotherapists, exercise and rehabilitation experts and physiotherapy assistants.

Vicky says they recognise that NHS resources are limited – and that can make the treatment and the outcomes limited too. LV Rehabilitation can offer concentrated, personalised and bespoke physiotherapy which is right for the individual. She said regaining movement, strength and was vital not just for physical wellbeing but for mental wellbeing too.

“If you keep people active for as long as possible they are going to be far healthier and their mental wellbeing will be better too,” she said.

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Testimonials

One client, Ciera, who came to LV Rehabilitation last November after a severe multiple sclerosis relapse said: “My aim was to get back to dancing on holiday parks which I had been doing for work for numerous years.

Instantly I felt at ease as it was the first place that believed I could get my movement and mobility back and Will wasn’t phased at all by the condition I was in.

Ciera

Ciera added: “I looked forward to the push each week as I instantly noticed major improvements. I cannot thank everyone there enough for the push as now my mobility is basically at 100% again and I am able to continue in my job as before. I know I would return to LV in a flash if anything ever happened .”

Another client, Lewis, said: “I’m so glad I found LV Rehab and I’ll forever be thankful for helping gain my life back”

Support for all

The rehabilitation work also helps family members and carers too – from giving them support and helping involve them in the client’s treatment to offering a friendly environment to meet with others and chat over a tea or coffee and cake.

Free advice and open day

LV Rehabilitation is at Unit 1a, Keynor Barns, Keynor Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester, PO20 7NG. For more information go to the website here or phone 01243 943 023. 

LV Rehabilitation offers a free 15 minute consultation call to find out more. To arrange this just email [email protected], call them on the number above, or go to the link here.

LV Rehabilitation is throwing open its doors on July 6 for people to come and have a look round the facility and talk to staff. To attend the open day you need to book. Click here to reserve your place.

 

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