Neurological Physical Therapy
One-one-one treatment for faster healing.
When you experience disease or injury to the nervous system, the results to your body can be scary.
You may feel like you have no control over what’s happening to you. Feeling scared and discouraged is normal, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay that way. In fact, there are activities you can do to help your body heal and get back to normal.
Neurological physical therapy is like an exercise program designed to rehabilitate your nervous system. It can help people with all kinds of different neurological conditions. Find out today how it can help you.
Who Can Benefit From Neurological Physical Therapy?
Anyone who has suffered an injury or disease of the nervous system can benefit from neurological physical therapy.
The most common types of care provided at South Orange Rehabilitation & Wellness include physical therapy after a stroke and physical therapy for MS. However, individuals with any of the following conditions can benefit:
- Multiple Sclerosis
Please note that this list is not exhaustive. If you have another type of injury or disease that is causing impairment to your nervous system functioning, chances are physical therapy can help.
How Can Neurological Physical Therapy Help Me?
Neurological physiotherapy is all about diminishing and alleviating symptoms of neurological impairment. This is accomplished by strengthening existing neurological pathways and simultaneously building new ones.
Neurological pathways are the medium by which the brain communicates with the muscles. When injury or disease happens, the pathways are degraded – thus symptoms like tremors and paralysis set in. The solution is to build these pathways back.
Sometimes, strengthening these pathways diminishes existing symptoms, while physical therapy also helps to stave off progressing symptoms.
Here are a few examples of how this works with several of the above-mentioned conditions.
Parkinson’s Disease: Relieving Tremors
If you have Parkinson’s, you might struggle to keep control of your hands, thereby making it difficult to perform functions of daily life. By strengthening the neurological connections between the brain and the hands, you will be able to better control your hands.
The shakes and tremors might not totally go away, but physical therapy will help teach you how to compensate for these symptoms. Therefore, the interference in your activities of daily life can be significantly reduced.
After a Stroke: Regaining Function
After a stroke, you might experience paralysis on one side of the body. Depending on the extent of the damage done, physical therapy can help you regain some of the lost functioning in the extremities.
In the case of a stroke, the damage was done to the brain. Physical therapy will help to rebuild those pathways inside the brain that govern motor patterns. After some time, you will be able to make substantial progress back to your normal day-to-day functioning.
Multiple Sclerosis: Preventing Symptom Progression
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system. While there is no known cure for MS, it has been found that physical therapy helps delay the onset and progression of symptoms.
Additionally, physical therapists can help people with MS find more efficient movement patterns, relieve muscle spasms, overcome fatigue, and much more.
What Happens During A Neurological Physical Therapy Session?
Neurological physiotherapy involves a series of exercises that you will perform. At South Orange Rehabilitation & Wellness, the physical therapists are hands-on. They will help you to perform any of the following activities during a session:
- Practicing activities of daily life
- Resistance exercises
- Movement pattern analysis and correction
- Pain management
- Other types of physical exercise
Your physiotherapist will treat you with a personalized treatment program designed to address your specific needs.
Discover Neurological Physiotherapy in South Orange, NJ
At South Orange Rehabilitation & Wellness, we provide one-to-one attention to personalize your treatment program and walk you through it, every step of the way.
If you’re tired of feeling helpless, now is your chance to take positive action to help yourself. Neurological physical therapy can be life-changing for people who suffer from neurological disease or injury.
If you’re in the South Orange, New Jersey area, contact us today to discover what we can do for you. Get your life back now!