Neurological Conditions Can Be Hindering – Physical Therapy Can Help
Are You Living with a Neurological Condition?
The physical therapists at Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy are specialized in the treatment of patients who suffer from a neurological condition.
Neuro Rehab is focused on getting you back to activities you love after an injury to your neurological system or brain, such as after a stroke or TBI. We work with you to improve your overall balance and decrease the risk of falling. We work to design activities and
treatment interventions to help improve your overall quality of movement, independence with daily activities, muscle strength and control and manage muscle spasticity. We are also able to help you obtain and be fitted for the appropriate durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers if needed.
Our specialists will assess your situation and develop the best plan of care for your needs.
The goal of physical therapy for neurological disorders is to restore as much function as possible, in order to help you regain independence and move freely.
We can help you find comfort in the fact that you will be receiving treatment from experts in the field.
Neurological Conditions We See
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurological disorder that affects the nerve cells in the brain. Common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include slurred speech, irregular facial expressions, and severe tremors.
Fortunately, physical therapy can help slow the progress of Parkinson’s and provide relief for symptoms. It also helps to improve flexibility and strength by addressing several issues that Parkinson’s disease may cause, including abnormal gait, freezing, and dystonia.
Stroke is a leading cause of disability in adults. Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy can help relieve the effects of a stroke by working to improve balance, walking, and the use of assistive devices. Common therapies for post-stroke rehabilitation include constraint-induced movement therapy, functional electrical stimulation, motor image, partial body weight support, and neuro therapy techniques, such as biofeedback.
Biofeedback is a type of neurological therapy that helps improve awareness of muscle function and how it may need to be changed. This is done by attaching electrodes to the skin in order to measure muscle activity on a screen. After a stroke, our Colorado physical therapist can help you regain your functional skills so you can get back to living your life independently.
Vertigo is the feeling that you’re moving when you’re not. Or it might feel like things around you are moving when they aren’t. Vertigo can feel similar to motion sickness. People experiencing vertigo generally describe the sensation as “feeling dizzy” or feeling as if the room is spinning.
Common symptoms of multiple sclerosis include pain, fatigue, and weakness. Fortunately, physical therapy can help manage and decrease these symptoms. Our Colorado physical therapist will provide you with targeted stretches to ease muscle spasms and targeted exercises to increase strength and range of motion.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Following a traumatic brain injury, whether as a result of a sport incident, a car accident, trip and fall, or other event, it is imperative that you undergo physical therapy. By participating in treatments with our Colorado physical therapists, we will ensure that you can get back to normal life as quickly as possible.
Huntington’s disease is a rare, inherited disease that causes the progressive breakdown (degeneration) of nerve cells in the brain. Huntington’s disease has a broad impact on a person’s functional abilities and usually results in movement, thinking (cognitive) and psychiatric disorders.
Cerebral palsy develops due to damage, trauma, or malformation of the child’s brain. This typically occurs during pregnancy but may also occur during delivery or shortly after birth. Premature babies are at a higher risk of developing cerebral palsy, as are those who develop severe jaundice or other illnesses/injuries that affect the brain during infancy.
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a debilitating condition that can affect any person at any age, although it is commonly found in adults and the elderly. GBS severely impacts muscle strength and affects a person’s ability to breathe on their own.
The benefits of neuro therapy and physical therapy
Neuro therapy helps determine the areas that need work, while physical therapy helps those areas improve.
Neuro therapy is a non-invasive treatment method that analyzes brain activity in order to determine how it can be changed to help improve your function.
With neuro therapy, an EEG is used to measure brain activity and create “brain maps.” Physical therapists and neurological therapists work closely together in order to create the best treatment plan possible for each patient.
By participating in physical therapy treatments following a neurological injury, you can improve your function, perform targeted activities, and regain your independence much faster.
Ready to get started on a treatment plan?
At Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy, our physical therapists work closely with neurological experts to provide the best treatment possible for you.
If you request an appointment to meet with one of our dedicated physical therapists, you will find out how we can best manage your symptoms and help you reach your physical goals.
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