What can neurological physical therapy help with?
Neurological physical therapy restores strength, balance, movement and prevents further deterioration. Some of the conditions we treat on a daily basis: Parkinson’s disease, Multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, cognitive diseases, vestibular or gait and balance disorders.
Your doctor may prescribe balance therapy if you have difficulty maintaining a stable and upright position or are a fall risk. Balance problems may be caused by a neurological condition, muscle weakness, joint stiffness, inner ear problems, medications, lack of activity or aging.
How Physical Therapy for Neurological Conditions Works
Physical therapists treat balance problems based on individual needs. They are trained to evaluate and treat multiple systems of the body, including muscles, joints, inner ear, eye tracking ability, skin sensation or position awareness. Physical therapists are experts in prescribing active movement techniques and physical exercise to improve these systems.
Your physical therapist can help treat your balance problems by identifying their cause and designing an individual treatment program to address your specific needs, including exercises you can do at home. Your physical therapist can help you reduce fall risk, reduce fear or falling, improve mobility, balance, strength, movement, flexibility and posture as well as increase activity levels.