Neurological rehabilitation is the treatment and care provided to manage conditions, regain independence and help with wellbeing. Our service is run by a multidisciplinary team who offer rehabilitation and support to people with neurological conditions impacting their day-to-day life.

We help with neurological conditions such as:

  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Brain Injury
  • Functional Neurological Disorder (FND)
  • And more

Our specialist services include

  • Spasticity
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Upper limb rehabilitation
  • Cognition
  • Vocational rehabilitation


Neurological Rehabilitation Outpatients - North

The Neurological Rehabilitation Outpatient Services is a multidisciplinary team designed to offer rehabilitation and support to people with a neurological condition impacting on their day to day life.

We offer a multi-disciplinary approach with staff from Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. Sessions are held within the Therapy Outpatient areas at North Devon District hospital.

We also offer exercise classes online or at Petroc College.

  • Neuroactive
  • PD
  • MS

For further information please contact 01271 311526.


Referrals can be made via your GP, health, social or mental health practitioner. Referrals should be sent to We do not accept self-referrals.

Community Neurological Rehabilitation - East

Using a multi-discipline approach, we work with people who have a physical disability, a chronic neurological health condition, and/or acquired brain injury.

The service focuses on education and aims to help you recover from or manage your health condition and improve your quality of life.

Please note that you must be registered with an Exeter GP to access our service.

Contact us

You can contact the team on 01392 465666 or

Our office hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

If you have any other query, please contact:

  • Your own GP
  • NHS Direct 111
  • Devon Care Direct 0345 1551 007

Where to find us

Exeter Whipton Hospital, Hospital Ln, Exeter EX1 3RB

Budlake Centre

More information about Exeter Whipton Hospital, also known as Exeter Community Hospital, is available here

Mardon Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre

The Mardon Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre is our purpose-built, 12-bed specialist neuro-rehabilitation inpatient unit. We are located near the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) site.

Our team provides specialist rehabilitation programmes for people with a range of medical, physical, cognitive and/or emotional difficulties caused by a neurological condition. That could mean disorders of the brain, spinal cord and/or the nerves that connect them. 

Meet the team

We have a multi-disciplinary team made up of:

  • Neurorehabilitation consultants working across both North and Eastern services
  • Occupational Therapists who will assess and then provide information and treatment to help with managing your daily activities, leisure activities and returning to work.
  • Physiotherapists who will assess and then provide information and treatment to help with movement, balance, strength, flexibility and mobility. This may be through exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. This is to help you with your recovery and enable you to stay as active and independent for as long as possible.
  • Support workers who work with the therapists to provide you with the support to continue your treatment.
  • Administration staff who provide clerical support for the team.

We also work with:

  • Speech and Language Therapists who can assess and provide information, treatment and support for people with difficulties with communication (including reading and writing) and swallowing.
  • Clinical Psychologists who help you with the emotional and psychological effects of your condition.
  • Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Specialist Nurses who provide advice, help and support for your condition.
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Nurse who provide advice, help and support for your condition.

Services and treatments

The first time we see you, one or more of the therapists will make an assessment and help you decide if you will benefit from treatment by our team.

Together with you, we will then decide what you want to achieve and what sort of treatment plan would be helpful. This might involve one or more of the professionals in our team.

We also arrange groups to provide:

  • Fatigue management strategies
  • Memory management strategies
  • Neuro exercises
  • Postural stability education and exercise
  • Upper limb rehabilitation

You can refer yourself or you can be referred by your GP or other health or social care staff.

Supporting you

We work closely with:

  • Adult and Community Services
  • Community Enabling Services
  • Headway Devon
  • Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Nurse
  • MS Centre
  • Parkinson’s Disease Nurse
  • Stroke Association

FND Resources

FND exercise – FND hope run an exercise session over zoom every week. You can access it here


Other resources

Access to Work
An Access to Work Grant can pay for practical support if you have a disability, health or mental health condition to help you start working, stay in work or move into self-employment or start a business. 

Adult & Social Care
This service provides information, advice and support on health, wellbeing, living at home, getting out and about, care and housing options.

Age UK, Exeter
Providing advice and support for older people.

The Limbless Veterans is a national charity that directly supports all serviceman and women who have lost limbs and the use of limbs or loss of eyesight in the honourable service of our country.

Blind Veterans
Helps ex-servicemen and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting then with in-depth expertise, experience and a full range of services.

Brain Injury

Cerebral Palsy

Charcot Marie Tooth

Devon Carers
We enable carers to maintain their own health, wellbeing and independence; and to care safely, confidently and effectively. We provide carers with the information and advice they need in their caring role. We help carers find support in their community and from local community organisations.

Equipment Advice in Devon
This web site provides advice about equipment that may help you

Friedrich’s Ataxia
The leading charity in the UK that caters to people affected by any of the ataxias.

Is a group of runners who get fit by doing good. They run to carry out volunteering tasks for individuals or organizations within the local community. The GoodGym group runs are free and they welcome runners of all abilities. All runs are back marked and they never leave anyone behind.

Huntington’s Disease
To support people affected by the disease and to provide information and advice to professionals whose task it is to support Huntington’s Disease families.

Independence at Home
Financial assistance for people with long term illness or disability towards the cost of equipment, home adaptations or other essential items to improve independence, comfort, safety and quality of life at home.

Independent Living
Provides impartial Information about products and services to help with mobility and independence.

The energy and money saving service. LEAP is a free service that is helping people keep warm and reduce their energy bills without costing them any money.

Living Options Devon
Working to ensure that people with disabilities and deaf people can live the life they choose.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association
Focused on MND care, research and campaigning.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

New Leaf
This service has been developed from delivering many years of therapy, training and supported employment to adults living with a mental health condition who are working towards paid employment now or in the future.

Roslin Hall Fund
To help Devon residents who are British and find themselves in need, hardship or distress

SSAFA Soldiers, Sailors and Air Force Association
Provide lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or who has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force. 

Improving mental and Physical Wellbeing Helping you manage emotional difficulties when you have a Long term Physical Condition.

Wellbeing Exeter
With a referral from a Health Professional or GP, they help people to: develop social connections; pursue hobbies and interests; become more active; find out what’s happening in your community; and explore opportunities to share your skills.

Provides care and promotes health to communities across Devon. Facilities include a gym and cafe.

May be able to help if mental health is an issue in finding or staying in paid employment.

Last updated: October 27, 2023.