Neurological physical therapy encompasses specialized comprehensive evaluation and treatment of individuals with movement problems due to disease or injury of the nervous system. Pinnacle Physical Therapy provides individualized one-on-one treatment with a primary focus on restoring function and improving overall quality of life.
Commonly Treated Conditions Include:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Guillain Barre Syndrome
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Progressive Neurological Conditions
Importance of Treatment
Neurological physical therapy is extremely important for those patients who have had or who currently have neurological diseases or injuries. The brain and spinal cord in conjunction with the central nervous system control movement and sensation. When you experience injuries to these areas, some of the brain or spinal cord cells die that control certain movements and sensations. Therefore, people lose all important movement related functions. Without neurological physical therapy following a neurological injury, patients may lose many functions and not be able to perform certain activities. Subsequently, decreased intensity of activity leads to many other health problems such as diabetes, heart problems, lung problems, decreased independence, and an overall poor quality of life.
Following the neurological disorder or injury, there is a certain amount of time when the cells that are not injured in the brain and spinal cord can learn to control the missing functions. Our physical therapists are movement disorders specialists and can teach patients how to move correctly again. This expert assistance can help patients regain some to most of the functions they lost because of the injury. Most of our patients can learn to live their lives independently again, which makes them happier and contributes to their overall quality of life.
Pinnacle’s Neurological Physical Therapy Treatment Emphasizes:
Restore Range Of Motion
Improve Functional Movement And Strength
Improve Safety Of Transfers And Mobility
Balance Retraining And Decrease Risk Of Fall
Activities Of Daily Living (ADL) Performance
Visual Perceptual Skill Retraining
Improve Motor Planning And Motor Control
Equipment Evaluation/Recommendation To Include Wheelchairs, Cane, Walkers Or Crutches
If you or a loved one is suffering with a neurological disorder, call us today for a free consultation or to begin treatment. Often, a referral is not needed and we can get you back to life sooner.