The team at The West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre work closely with other professionals based at the centre including Speech and Language Therapy, psychology, orthotists and nurses and link closely with University Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands respiratory and the RJAH. Neuromuscular clinics run three times a month and are attended by a specialist neuromuscular physio and occupational therapist.
The Neuromuscular Specialist Clinic offers an assessment to highlight any needs of symptom management or difficulties which people with neuromuscular conditions are experiencing. The clinic aims to help patients maintain independence and adapt to changes which affect their social and domestic life. During appointments a patient can receive assistance from a number of services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, wheelchair services and orthotics.
How to access the service
The WMRC accepts referrals from GP’s, Consultants, health care professionals, people affected by numerous conditions, carers and voluntary agencies. Those being referred must have a neurological and muscle disorder and be over 16 years of age.
Dr Martina Walsh
Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine
Dr Walsh is a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at the West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre and leads three neuromuscular clinics every month
Deborah is a Specialist Occupational Therapist and acts as team lead organising a monthly team meeting to look at capacity, training, service development, outcome measures and peer reviews for the team as well as supporting the neuromuscular users group.
Clinics are held at West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre in Selly Oak Birmingham
- Posture and Mobility clinic
- Birmingham Wheelchair Services
- Specialist Orthotics clinic
- Neuromuscular clinic