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Improved Care for Neurological Medical Conditions

May 17, 2023

Did you know that you can receive specialized neurological physical therapy in your hometown?

Newly acquired conditions like strokes or traumatic injuries, such as spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries often require inpatient rehabilitation. Once patients regain sufficient strength, coordination, and independence in activities like standing and walking, it is important to transition to outpatient physical therapy to optimize your recovery.

Unfortunately, patients are discharged from the hospital following a neurological injury and still have several impairments and are unsure how to fully recover. A physical therapist can assist this individual with managing their health issues and assist in optimizing the best outcome following the injury or how to best manage their neurologic condition on a day-to-day basis.

Neurological physical therapy is effective in treating a wide range of conditions, both acute and chronic. It plays a crucial role in managing progressive neurological conditions that worsen over time, necessitating regular therapy sessions and at-home exercises to maintain optimal well-being. Whether the condition is newly acquired or longstanding, neurological physical therapy offers valuable interventions to support individuals in their journey towards improved function and quality of life.

Neurological conditions that can benefit from physical therapy include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury / Concussion
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Guillain – Barre Syndrome
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Neuropathy
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Vestibular Dysfunction
  • Balance dysfunction & Risk of Falling

Neurological physical therapy aims to restore functional mobility, strength, balance, and coordination in individuals affected by neurological conditions, which can significantly impact their quality of life and ability to move. Its primary goal is to aid in the recovery from neurological injuries or prevent the progression and deterioration of chronic neurological conditions.