Types of Treatment
Neurological Physical Therapy
Neurological Physical Therapy encompasses specialized comprehensive evaluation and treatment of individuals with movement problems due to disease or injury of the nervous system.
Preferred Physical Therapy provides individualized one on one treatment with primary focus on restoring function and improving overall quality of life.
Commonly Treated Conditions Include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Guillain Barre Syndrome
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Progressive neurological conditions
Neurological physical therapy is extremely important for those patients who have had or who currently have neurological diseases or injuries. The brain and spinal cord and the central nervous system control movement and sensation. Injuries to these areas, the brain or spinal cord can cause death of the cells that control certain movements and sensations, and therefore people lose function. Without neurological physical therapy following a neurological injury, patients may lose many functions and not be able to perform certain activities. Decreased intensity of activity leads to many other health problems such as diabetes, heart problems, lung problems, decreased independence, and an overall poor quality of life.
Following the neurological disorder or injury, there is a certain amount of time when the cells that are not injured in the brain and spinal cord can learn to control the missing functions. Physical therapists are very well-informed about human movement and can teach patients how to move correctly again. This skilled assistance can help patients regain some to most of the functions they lost because of the injury. Most of the patients can learn to live their lives independently again, which makes them happier with their lives and contributes to their overall quality of life.
Neurological Physical Therapy Treatment
- Restore range of motion
- Improve functional movement and strength
- Gait Training
- Postural re-alignment
- Improve safety of transfers and mobility
- Balance re-training and decrease risk of fall
- Core stabilization
- Activities of Daily Living (ADL) performance
- Visual Perceptual Skill retraining
- Cardiovascular endurance
- Improve motor planning and motor control
- Decrease spasticity/tone
- Prosthesis/orthoses training
- Equipment evaluation/recommendation to include wheelchairs, cane, walkers or crutches
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“Quality communication and explanation so you understand the interventions and exercises.” – Rachel G.
“The therapy I received addressed the problems that I was having and provided a set of exercises to continue at home.” – John P.
My pain was very great when I started therapy. The staff was helped me work through the pain. I am thankful my balance has greatly improved and swelling and pain is almost gone completely. I’m thankful I can walk again. Very positive experience for me.
When I came in for my first visit a few days after my surgery my knee bend was only 85º. Now at my last visit my bend is 115º! I am doing stairs almost normally, it is awesome! I am using my stationary bike at home just like I did before.