What are Neurological Disorders?
Neurological disorders are diseases of the brain, spine and the nerves that connect them. There are more than 600 diseases of the nervous system.
Common neurological conditions, that might benefit from Physical Therapy may
include, but are not limited to:
Strokes (cerebrovascular attacks)
Transient Ischemic Attack (mini stroke)
Infections, such as meningitis, encephalitis, polio, and brain abscesses
Structural or musculoskeletal issues: such as Bells palsy, cervical spondylosis, brain or spinal cord tumors, Peripheral Neuropathy, Muscular Dystrophy, Myasthenia Gravis, and Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Degenerative disorders: such as Parkinson Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer Disease, and Huntington’s Disease
A neurological disorder may affect movement, sensory perception, balance and basic functions, such as breathing, chewing, and swallowing. It may also affect mood, memory and senses.
A Team Approach
At Fit For Life Physical Therapy we work with your team of medical providers to find the right balance of treatments for your symptoms.
Neurological rehabilitation is an interdisciplinary physician supervised program, designed for people with diseases, injuries, and disorders of of the nervous system.
“Neuro rehab” can help with daily function, reduce symptoms, prevent deterioration, and improve the well being of patients.
We work with You
A neurological rehab program is designed to meet your individual needs, depending on your specific problem or disease.
Active involvement of you and your family is vital to the success of the program.
The goal of neurological rehab is to help you return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving your overall quality of life — physically, emotionally, and socially.
To help reach these goals, the physical therapy portion of neurological rehab programs may include:
Activities to improve mobility (movement), muscle control, gait (walking), and balance
Exercise programs to improve movement, prevent or decrease weakness caused by lack of use, manage spasticity and pain, and maintain range of motion
Help with obtaining assistive devices that promote independence
Safety and independence measures and home care needs
Please call our office and ask for a consult with one of our neuro-specialized therapists.