Neurological rehab is one of the most common types of rehab that we deal with at Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. This type of rehab is a physical therapy discipline in which therapists attempt to help you regain function and independence when you’re dealing with a disease or injury affecting the nervous system.
Some of the conditions that may be affecting your nervous system include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cervical herniated discs
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Regardless of what condition is affecting your neurological health, our team can assist you in finding the right neurological rehab program for you.
Types of problems that may be addressed with neurological rehab
At Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, our team is experienced with helping people who require neurological rehab for a variety of issues arising from diseases and injuries affecting your nervous system.
One of the most common issues that you may have to deal with when you’re struggling with neurological issues is visual and balance disturbances. The most common way to tell that this issue is affecting you is if you’re experiencing periods of blurred vision or dizziness that cause you to become unstable when standing or walking around.
Another neurological issue that our team can assist you with is a decrease in your functional abilities. These functional abilities are typically things that you have to deal with every single day such as washing the dishes, cleaning your home, going to the grocery store and other common tasks.
Yet another issue that our team may be able to help you with and that can be caused by neurological conditions is a decrease in your coordination. This type of problem may result from damaged nerves that make it more difficult to control your muscles while performing activities that you do every day. Such activities may include things like brushing your teeth, reaching for a glass in a cabinet or raising a glass to your mouth to take a drink.
Additionally, our team at Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation may be able to assist you with finding ways to combat cognitive deficits caused by a neurological disease or injuries, such as:
- Cervical herniated discs
- Diabetic Neuropathy
Thanks to neurological rehab plans created by our team, you may be able to find ways to deal with these conditions and other issues caused by neurological damage.
Techniques used in neurological rehab
With the rising number of neurological conditions affecting people around the world, our team at Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation is constantly educating ourselves on new neurological rehab methods. This continuing education is aimed at helping you deal with the symptoms and issues presented by your neurological condition.
There are a variety of physical therapy techniques that our team typically includes in rehab plans for neurological issues. One therapy technique that is commonly included in our rehab programs is manual therapy. In this type of therapy, one of our experienced physical therapists will perform actions such as moving or massaging specific areas of your body to reduce tension and improve blood flow. This, in turn, may help you with things like controlling your muscles during coordination exercises.
The goal of these and other techniques included in your neurological rehab program is to attempt to train the healthy cells in your brain or spine to perform the functions previously performed by cells that have been damaged by your disease or injury.
How the neurological rehab process works at Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Here at Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, we have a dedicated process that we use to create physical therapy plans for all of our patients, including those patients who are searching for neurological rehab.
This process always begins with an appointment known as an initial evaluation.
During this evaluation, one of our experienced physical therapists will determine precisely what your condition is and what body structures are being affected by it. They will then sit down with you and use this information to create a personalized rehab plan that’s tailored to the specific issues that are being caused by your neurological injury or disease.
Contact the team at Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation at Edison, Woodbridge & Union, NJ Centers to learn more about our neurological rehab services or to schedule yourself for an initial evaluation.
- Cervical Herniated Disc
- Neuropathy/Diabetic Neuropathy