Neurological rehabilitation is a physical therapist designed and supervised program for people with diseases and disorders of the nervous system.
Common, neurological disease are Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, and Seizure disorders. Physical Therapy is focused on regaining strength, coordination, and range of motion. In addition, many individuals benefit greatly from training and educate on how to live adapted lifestyles.
The goal of physical therapy is to provide improvement to the body structures and movement systems that are affected by various neurological diseases. Customized physical therapy programs focus on improving mobility with walking, negotiating stairs, and getting in and out of bed. In addition, therapy teaches a person to be safe in their surroundings and reduce their risk of falling.
Typically, deficits that affect a person’s mobility, ability to speak and swallow, and live an independent life are caused by Strokes, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Mild or traumatic brain injuries (TBI), Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Dementia, Spinal cord injuries.