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.
For more information on GBS head to www.gainuk.org