Neurological Rehabilitation

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Neurological physical therapy, also known as neurorehabilitation, is a specialized branch of physical therapy focused on the assessment and treatment of individuals with neurological disorders or injuries that affect the nervous system. The nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Neurological physical therapists work to enhance and restore functional abilities, mobility, and independence in individuals with conditions such as:

  1. Stroke: Neurological physical therapy is often crucial in the rehabilitation of individuals who have suffered a stroke. Therapists work on improving motor control, coordination, balance, and mobility.
  2. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): For individuals with brain injuries resulting from accidents, falls, or other traumatic events, neurological physical therapy helps address deficits in movement, strength, and cognitive functions.
  3. Spinal Cord Injury: Neurological physical therapists assist individuals with spinal cord injuries in regaining mobility, strength, and independence. They may also provide education on adaptive strategies and assistive devices.
  4. Multiple Sclerosis (MS): MS is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. Neurological physical therapy helps manage symptoms, improve mobility, and address specific challenges associated with MS.
  5. Parkinson’s Disease: Individuals with Parkinson’s disease often experience motor symptoms such as tremors, bradykinesia (slowness of movement), and rigidity. Neurological physical therapy focuses on enhancing movement and functional abilities.
  6. Peripheral Neuropathy: Conditions affecting the peripheral nerves, such as diabetic neuropathy, can lead to sensory and motor deficits. Neurological physical therapy addresses these deficits to improve overall function.
  7. Cerebral Palsy: Neurological physical therapy is commonly employed in the management of cerebral palsy, a group of motor disorders that affect movement and posture, often originating in early childhood.
  8. Guillain-Barré Syndrome: This autoimmune disorder affects the peripheral nervous system, leading to weakness and sometimes paralysis. Neurological physical therapy helps individuals regain strength and function during recovery.

At Stroma, physical therapists specializing in neurological disorders use a variety of techniques and approaches tailored to each individual’s specific needs and goals.