The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and controls all the workings of your body. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood.
A neurologic physical therapist is a physical therapist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with movement problems due to disease or injury of the nervous system. we can help improve or restore the mobility you need to move forward with your life. If you are looking for a possible alternative to surgery and/or pain medication, consider a physical therapist. we will examine you and develop a plan of care using a variety of treatment techniques that help you move better, restore function, and prevent disability associated with a variety of neurological conditions.
Blending science with inspiration, we will teach you how to prevent or manage a health condition and help motivate you during your treatment so you can function optimally. Your physical therapist will work with you to help you understand your body so you will achieve long-term health benefits.
Physical Therapy Restores Movement and Improves Quality of Life
Physical therapy is extremely important for patients who have had or who currently have neurological diseases or injuries. Without physical therapy following a neurological injury, patients may lose many functions, may be unable to perform certain activities, or may lose their independence. Decreased activity can lead to many other health problems such as heart problems, lung problems, and diabetes.
- Post CVA (stroke)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
- Motor Neuron Disease/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
HOW NEUROLOGICAL PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP
Following diagnosis by a physician, the physical therapist will do a comprehensive evaluation of function and issues related to maintaining function and independence. Therapists can help a patient regain some to most of the functions they lost because of an injury, enabling the patient to learn to live independently again. Treatment can lead to a better quality of life for patients and others around them.
We have specialized training in treatment of individuals with neurological disorders and are dedicated to utilizing the most recent, evidenced-based treatments and assistive technologies, allowing each patient to engage in meaningful and purposeful activities of daily life. Our treatment approach is individually tailored to address specific problem areas and designed to help patients achieve their maximal functional potential.
Our therapists use a variety of modalities and therapy techniques, including:
- Therapeutic exercise and balance activities
- Gait Training with use of assistive equipment/devices
- Splinting, bracing and the use of specialized therapy equipment
- Neurological re-education of movement and activity patterns
- Adaptive recreation and sports activities
- Compensatory techniques and strategies
- Wheelchair adjustment and seating assessments