Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological rehabilitation consists of therapy techniques aimed towards the restoration of strength, muscle tone, flexibility, balance, coordination, sensation, motor programming, and other functional deficits resulting from injury to the central or peripheral nervous system. Central nervous system diseases results from damage to the brain or spinal cord and include diagnoses such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s Disease. Peripheral nervous system diseases results from damage to nerve roots outside the brain and spinal cord and include diagnoses such as Guillian Barre, Bells Palsy, sciatica, peripheral neuropathy, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other nerve entrapment disorders.

Treatment techniques commonly used in therapy include joint mobilizations, soft tissue mobilizations, myofascial release, stretching and strengthening exercises, nerve glides, balance and gait training, sensitization techniques, training in the proper use of assistive devices and adaptive equipment, functional training, neuromuscular reeducation, vestibular rehabilitation, and modalities as needed.