Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, fluency, quality, and ease of movement. They may arise around birth e.g. cerebral palsy or could be acquired in later life e.g. Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, ataxia, stroke, brain injury.
Movement is a part of who we are. A lack, loss or difficulty with movement affects every aspects of daily life. It can mean that people lose or are unable to gain independence in daily skills and this impacts on their learning, confidence and social skills.
However, having a movement disorder does not have to mean having a loss in independence or quality of life. In order to maximise the person’s potential they deserve to receive the highest possible quality of services in order to enable them to learn how to gain control over their own body. There isn’t one way of doing this as every individual has their own personality, desires and needs.
At our centre we respect each individual for who they are. We see them as individual people with their own challenges, solutions and potential. By teaching people, through conductive education we can help them gain the skills they want to learn in order to lead a fulfilling life. All of our staff specialise in movement disorders and are therefore trained to facilitate the person to find appropriate ways to overcome the challenges they identify.