Neurologic Physical Therapists specialize in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with movement problems due to disease or injury of the nervous system.
Disorders of the nervous system can include:
- Brain Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Balance disorders
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
Some special equipment and devices might be utilized to help patients regain strength, balance, sensation, and endurance. You may also have assistance from Physical Therapists for determining and learning to use an appropriate assistive device. Equipment and devices may include:
- A treadmill with body weight support
- Electrical Stimulation
- Parallel bars
- Standing Frames
- Walkers, canes, ankle-foot orthoses, and prosthetics
The Physical Therapist will also provide education to family members and caregivers regarding impairments and disease processes. Physical Therapists will develop daily home programs unique to the individual’s needs to promote optimal function and mobility. Ask your physician for a referral to empower yourself with knowledge and the ability to take control of your health for a better life.
We have multiple therapists certified in the LSVT BIG program for treating Parkinson’s Disease and other movement restricting conditions.
We also encourage you to speak with your therapist for information regarding community support groups