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Complex Neuro Rehabilitation Specialist Clinic

The Complex Neuro Rehabilitation Specialist Clinic (CNR clinic) is a multidisciplinary outpatient service that provides comprehensive assessment and management of the individual rehabilitation needs of significantly disabling complex and rare neurological conditions.

We aim to:

• Complete an holistic assessment by several members of the specialist rehabilitation (an interdisciplinary) team 

• Complete a physical assessment to determine how your weakness /stiffness affect you 

• Give an opportunity to voice concerns related to your condition 

• Identify how your condition affects you on a daily basis, 

• Identify realistic goals for intervention and future management 

• Identify factors which could influence your condition in the future 

• Make specific recommendations and agree with you referrals on to relevant services

This may also include:

•Giving specific individual advice and information 

•Giving condition specific education 

•Health promotion 

•Recommend a change in medical management

•Giving information and advice on self-management of your condition and symptoms

Following assessment in clinic the team may make onward referrals to local services, to other specialist regional services, provide advice to your G.P, complete further assessments, obtain funding for specialist equipment or provide short term therapy intervention. 

Who is the service for?

Any individual who has or suspected of having a Long term neurological condition 

Lives in the West Midlands registered with a West Midlands GP, although we will assess people outside the region.

•Aged 16 and over

•Requires multidisciplinary assessment and management of their needs relating to their long term neurological condition

•Their needs are not being met by other services 

Examples of conditions seen in the clinic:

Cerebral palsy

Ataxia

Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis

Vanishing White Matter 

Multi-System Atrophy.

Complex stroke, traumatic and hypoxic brain injury that have additional physical needs such as needing hoisting for transfers, PEG feeding, indwelling catheters or tracheostomy that cannot be catered for in the brain injury clinic.

These diagnoses can lead to difficulties in some of all of the following areas:

•Muscle weakness or stiffness/spasticity 

•Mobility and moving around 

•Bladder and Bowel management 

•Swallowing, Feeding and communcation

•Pain management 

•Activities of daily living and work

The aim of our clinic is to optimise independence and activity in social, personal and domestic life and assist people in managing the impact of their long term neurological condition.

Who delivers it?

Complex Neuro-Rehabilitation clinic appointments routinely include a:

•Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine

•Specialist Neuro-Physiotherapist

Other team members may be involved in treatment according to individual patient problems and needs which are identified from the referral information or at subsequent appointments. This may include:

•Specialist Occupational Therapist in Neuro Rehabilitation

•Specialist Nurse in Neuro Rehabilitation

•Clinical Psychologist

•Speech and Language Therapist

•Counsellor

Other important team members

•Medical Secretary/Clinic Co-ordinator

•Appointments Co-ordinator 

Useful Information

·         Cerebral Palsy

·         Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis

·         Ataxia

·         Multi System Atrophy 

·         Stroke Association

·         Headway


Contact Us

Complex Neuro Rehabilitation Specialist Clinic

Clinic Co-ordinator

West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre
91 Oak Tree Lane
Selly Oak
Birmingham
B29 6JA

Tel: 0121 466 3226

Hours of work: 8.30am – 5.00pm

Monday to Friday

Referral Process

Referrals can be made by any health professional with details of patient difficulties and goals, also previous treatments and the effects of these.

If you would like to make a referral please click here to download the referral form