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When a person suffers from some kind of damage to their nervous system, they usually turn to medical professionals who have studied neurology. This area of medicine addresses the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases involving the brain, the spinal cord, and the peripheral nerves. The following are some of the different types of neurological issues the team at LeMoine Physical Therapy can help with.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is one of the main parts of the nervous system. The spinal cord is the conduit for the messages between the brain and the rest of the body. If it becomes injured, this can have a significant impact on the person’s ability to perform different activities. A physical therapist can use neurology techniques to help the patient regain these abilities and improve their quality of life.
During a stroke, there is a great restriction on the amount of blood the brain is supposed to receive. This can result in a variety of mobility issues. Physical therapy using neurological therapy techniques can help stroke victims regain their abilities.
There are many different neurological disorders that neurological physical therapy can help with, including:
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease
- Cerebral Palsy
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Parkinson's Disease
Therapy can help alleviate many of the physical symptoms that come with these conditions. The physical therapist will conduct a neurological assessment on the patient and then develop an individualized exercise and treatment program for the. These exercises will teach the patient how to adjust their movements to minimize the impact of the symptoms and enable them to gain better control over their bodies.
But it is not just the movements that physical therapy can help with. There are many other symptoms that patients with neurological disorders have that physical therapy can help with.
One of the most common symptoms that neurological disorders leave patients struggling with is the lack of energy and fatigue that can hit during the day. Neurological physical therapy helps to naturally increase the patient’s energy level.
Another common symptom of neurological disorders is difficulty in maintaining balance. This can lead to injury – or worse – because of the increased risks of the patient falling. Balancing exercises the physical therapist develops for the patient can greatly reduce these risks.
Contact Our Clinic Today
If you or a loved one is suffering from some form of a neurological disorder or injury, we understand the impact it can have on not only the patient’s life but also their family’s life. Our clinic can help with a wide range of these issues, helping the patient regain control of their life again, enabling them to become more independent and have the ability to perform daily activities for themselves.
Contact LeMoine Physical Therapy to schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated neurology physical therapists and find out how we can help. Call our office today.