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What Is Neurological Rehabilitation
Sensitivity and emphasis on helping a patient maximize their fullest potential are key motivators for our physical therapists. They are the best at what they do and work collaboratively with our board-certified physicians, while also incorporating our chiropractors, acupuncturists and other team services if needed to deliver the best-customized program for you.
What is Neurological Rehabilitation
Neurological Rehabilitation, which is care for complex neurological problems, involves the progressive treatment and rehabilitation for patients who have suffered from movement issues, either stemming from an injury or diseases associated with the nervous system. Our physical therapists offer a compassionate, knowledgeable approach and use a combination of hands-on treatment and the most innovative tools available. The goal is to restore function, mobility and development so that the patient can recover or enjoy a better quality of life while they go through the physical and mental changes that may occur.
Physical therapy can help with complicated neurological disorders by improving
- Range of motion
- Strength and flexibility
- Ability to walk, balance and agility
- Stamina and endurance
- Movement and coordination
- Safety in the prevention of falls
Neurological rehabilitation can benefit people with a number of symptoms.
Pain, muscle weakness and difficulty walking can be reasons to join neurological rehabilitation, as well as difficulty with other daily activities such as eating or bathing.
Such therapy can also be a part of treatment for more severe symptoms like trouble swallowing and speaking. In general, it is beneficial for those with impairments in vision, thinking, memory, and problem-solving.
Neurological rehabilitation can benefit patients, who received very different diagnoses. The list includes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, aneurysm, stroke, Parkinson's disease, brain tumor, Charcot-Marie-Tooth, cerebral hemorrhage, herniated disc, neuromuscular, memory and movement disorders, congenital neurological disorders, diabetic neuropathy, dystonia, encephalitis, epilepsy, meningitis, muscular dystrophy, and neurofibromatosis.
Some injuries can also be treated with neurological rehabilitation. These include brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
Neurological diseases/disorders or injuries we treat include:
- Brain injuries from head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Progressive neurological disorders
- Chronic inflammatory issues
- Children’s pediatric conditions, such as cerebral palsy or spina bifida
- Parkinson’s Disease
- MS (multiple sclerosis)
- Transverse myelitis
- Non-traumatic injuries
Usually, during a neurological rehabilitation, a patient has a primary care medical team responsible for the initial treatment of the condition and a rehabilitation team.
The rehabilitation team consists of several experts and provides additional treatment and therapy. The members of the rehabilitation team differ depending on the patient's needs and the exact treatment plan and may include a neurologist/neurosurgeon, physiatrist, rehabilitation specialists, occupational therapist, speech therapist, social worker, and psychologist/psychiatrist.