What is neurological physiotherapy?
Neurological physiotherapy is the process whereby a patient goes through various different physical rehabilitation techniques in order to treat neurological conditions that they are suffering from in any given moment of time. Neurological physiotherapy offers a patient thorough examination and treatment of their neurological condition.
The aim of the exercises (agreed between the patient, family and physiotherapist) is to improve the physical capabilities and structural and sensory disturbances to rehabilitate the capacity and efficiency of the patient's movement, with a focus on slowing down one's physical deterioration as a direct result of the neurological condition.
What happens when one's peripheral nerves or central nervous system is damaged?
When damage to the central nervous system or peripheral nerves occurs, a process known as neuroplasticity takes place.
What parts of the body are affected by neurological conditions?
Primarily, when we refer to neurological conditions, we are talking about problems with one's brain, spinal cord, and/or peripheral nerves.
Who is the ideal candidate for neurological physiotherapy?
Patients who have been diagnosed with or who are suffering from multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease are ideal candidates for this type of physiotherapy. It can also greatly benefit patients who have suffered from stroke.
What are the benefits of neurological physiotherapy?
Neurological physiotherapy can benefit patients in a host of different ways. The main benefits include the following:
- increases muscle strength
- helps retrain normal patterns of movement
- increases a patient's overall range of movement
- improves posture
- increases and improves balance
- helps relieve pain
- increases one's physical independence
Which specialist offers neurological physiotherapy?
Neurologists are the specialists that offer neurological physiotherapy.09-13-2016 08-15-2023