Guillain-Barre Syndrome


There is no definitive cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS); often people suggest it could be due to a viral infection or stress related, however no studies have been able to confirm a consistent cause. What we do know is that the illness often comes on suddenly and is an autoimmune response where the body mistakenly attacks the nerves. It requires urgent hospital treatment to prevent symptoms from worsening but can be treated and many people go on to make a full recovery. Once treatment has stopped or slowed you are often left with nerve injury as a result and may require a period of rehabilitation to help you regain your abilities.

At Foundations Physio we work to help you regain your movement and strength as well as manage any other symptoms such as reduced feeling/pins and needles or pain in your limbs. After completing a detailed assessment of your current abilities and discussing goals we will provide you with a tailored program of exercises and advice to help address these. Using rehabilitation technology such as electrical stimulation of muscles, body weight treadmill training or splinting to help supplement your program and improve your function in a progressive way.

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Without exception the team’s kind and professional manner has enabled our residents to regain confidence and self-belief which has led to them reaching their optimum potential along their individual and often complex journeys. Thank you, it is an absolute pleasure to work with you all.

Manager of Gracewell Care Home

The team have an excellent collaborative demeanour, bringing their encouragement, experience and analysis to bear on every aspect of my rehabilitation process. I wasn’t sure at the beginning what Foundations Physio would bring beyond what my NHS physio was providing, but I’m now convinced my progress has been much quicker thanks to their input.


Foundations Physio give people their independence and confidence back. As a carer I see the impact the physio sessions have on the residents. It motivates people to keep moving forward, gives them hope and encourages them to think positively.

Gracewell Carer

I cannot recommend Foundations Physio highly enough! The team have been visiting residents in our home since June 2014 when we first opened our doors. The difference that they have made, not only to the physical well being but also to the psychological and emotional well being of the residents here is truly outstanding.

Sharon Parkin - Care Home Manager

Adam was my Physio whilst I was in a rehabilitation unit and then subsequently when I was at first at home. I could not stand up, let alone walk when he first started helping me. He was very caring, supportive, encouraging and pushed me to do things that I did not really believe that I could do. So now after a further 9 months, I feel that I am really leading a fairly normal life again and am not sure that would have happened without his initial support and care.


I can’t tell you how pleased I am to have met Adam. He was there for through some really rough times with helpful advice and support. My MS was really getting me down and I now have some useful aids and a new support group that Adam introduced me to. My family would also like to thank the Foundations Physio team for their encouragement and positivity.


Adam has been my father’s physio for over a year and the care and attention he has shown has been excellent. We were fortunate to meet Adam a couple of years ago through the NHS and have subsequently used Foundations Physio on a private one to one basis; the incredibly high level of care has been absolutely super.


We are a very diverse group with various disabilities, the sessions are geared to improve all of us individually. Adam leads the group with great empathy and understanding of our needs, at the same time as being quite a work out for us it is also an enjoyable experience.

Russell Lodge Exercise Group

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