Neuro Therapy and Physical Therapy
Physical therapy following a neurological injury allows patients to be able to perform certain daily activities, improve function and regain their independence. Physical therapists who specialize in neurology work with a wide range of patients who may have the following conditions:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Multiple sclerosis
Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects the brain’s nerve cells. It’s a progressive disease. The disease causes slurred speech, severe tremors and irregular facial expressions. Physical therapy has been shown to help those with chronic conditions like Parkinson’s disease. It improves flexibility, strength and walking. As a matter of fact, physical therapy is now an essential part of many treatment plans.
Stroke is a leading cause of disability in adults. Your physical therapist is part of the stroke rehabilitation team and will develop an individualized plan for the best outcome. Your physical therapist can help you improve walking and balance, train you on how to use assistive devices and provide training for your caregivers. The goal of your physical therapist is to help you regain functional skills after a stroke, so you can get back to your life.
With multiple sclerosis, it’s likely that you’ll be feeling weakness, fatigue and pain. Physical therapy can help you manage the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. A physical therapist will help you with stretches to ease muscle spasms, exercises to keep muscles strong and specific range-of-motion exercises for movement. With physical therapy, you can improve balance problems and trouble moving your body. You’ll also be given expert instruction on how to use assistive devices, such as a cane or wheelchair. A physical therapist can help you through all the stages of multiple sclerosis.
Do you suffer from a neurological condition? Is this condition impacting your lifestyle? If so, be sure to Contact Us TODAY at Total Body Therapy & Wellness in Lillington, NC for a one-on-one consultation and comprehensive assessment. Our skilled and knowledgeable physical therapists can help you manage the symptoms of your neurological condition. Each patient has unique needs, and our therapists will provide you with an individualized treatment plan for success.