Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological Rehabilitation

At Arrow Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, a large part of our practice is dedicated to helping those with neurological disorders or disease. Physical therapy in this area is vital to help prevent loss of function or to assist in regaining some function loss due to illness or injury.

In fact, in many cases effective physical therapy can restore patients to independence. Neurological disorders, which impact the nervous system, can affect those of all ages. Neurological impairments include visual and balance disturbances, decreased functional abilities, decreased coordination and cognitive impairments. Neurological disorders include, but are not limited to, the following: stroke, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, radiculopathy, cerebral palsy, sciatica, cervical herniated discs, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.

Neurological rehabilitation is one of the most complex types of physical therapy. When applied appropriately, it helps ensure that the patient’s nerve cells and motor functions work as they should. Neurological rehabilitation can effectively help reduce motor defects that impair the function of a person’s nerve cells. Physical therapists who work in this area of specialization assist patients in improving areas affected by neurological dysfunction.

Following an injury there is an amount of time during which the uninjured cells in the brain and spinal cord retain the ability to learn how to control the functions that have been lost. Physical therapists have the necessary knowledge of human movement to teach people how to move correctly again. They are able to assist people in regaining some to most of the functions they have lost due to an injury. Many people can learn to live independently once again through neurological rehabilitation.

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