Diseases and injuries to the nervous system can have very dramatic effects across the body affecting your ability to function. Simple tasks can become extremely difficult and your independence can be lost. The nervous system controls the muscles of the body, joint movements, balance and coordination. It is important that with the right kind of therapy you can improve your level of function, relieve pain, improve your balance, and enhance safety.
Physical therapy plays a vital role in treatment and maintenance of function in individuals with neurological diseases or injuries. We treat a variety of different neurological conditions that affect the movement of the body. If you are having difficulty with coordination, strength, walking, balance or function, then our physical therapists can help you. Our physical therapists are experts in treating neurological diseases and injuries. Our therapists are able to provide a comprehensive plan to help you reach your maximum level or function.
What physical therapy will help you with:
Nerve pain can come from a variety of issues but physical therapy can help sooth irritated nerve endings and provide feedback to the nervous system to calm nerves. This occurs through a variety of different available treatments such as gentle hands on therapy and massage techniques, joint mobilization techniques, electrical stimulation, and specialized nerve exercises.
Improving function and safety
People suffering from neurological disease and injuries typically have a higher tendency for falls or injuring themselves. Common actions such as getting up from a chair or low surface, kneeling to the floor, getting out of the car, or reacting fast enough when you trip can become difficult and even dangerous. These are common areas of concern that our physical therapists can address and work closely on with you to improve. Our treatments will help you move better, safer, and with greater strength.
Walking and balance
There are many neurological conditions that affect balance such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and more. This can really affect one’s independence and it can greatly enhance the risk of falling. Most patients don’t know that their balance or walking is affected until it is already very severe.
Our therapists have extensive training to analyze your walking, balance, and coordination in order to determine the best course of treatment and exercises to help you enhance your balance and ability to walk. Our number one priority is giving you the ability to move around safely and with the least effort possible. We also properly train you if you require an assistive device such as a cane or walker.
Activities of daily living
Adapting one’s lifestyle due to a neurological disease or injury is important. Our focus is on working with you to determine appropriate modifications to your daily activities and routines that will allow you the greatest independence. Many common actions such as reaching, bending down, getting up from a low chair can all be improved upon with the right therapy.
Common conditions we help:
ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Balance and difficulty walking
Nerve pain, neuropathy and weakness
Paralysis or hemi-paralysis
Spinal cord injury rehabilitation