When you experience damage to your brain, spinal cord, or extended nervous system, outpatient neurological physical therapy can be helpful in recovery and rehabilitation. Your nervous system is the communication system of your body. It tells your muscles what to do. When those communication channels experience trauma from injury or disease, your physical therapist can prescribe treatments that will help reopen the lines of communication in your body and retrain your muscles to respond.
Conditions Treated with Neurological Therapy
If you have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury or diseases which affect the brain and nervous system, like Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or Alzheimer’s Disease, you may benefit from neurological rehabilitation therapy. Other diseases which may negatively affect the nervous system and can benefit from neurological therapy, include:
- Guillian Barre
- Bell’s Palsy
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Other nerve entrapment disorders.
Vestibular Physical Therapy (Vertigo)
Vertigo or conditions which affect balance can also benefit from neurological physical therapy. These therapies, which work with difficulties related to balance and dizziness can originate in the inner ear or in the brain. Treatment of these conditions is known as Vestibular Physical Therapy.
Specialized Neurological Therapy Techniques
Your treatment plan at Apex Physical Therapy & Wellness Center will be custom designed to meet your specific needs. Neurological physical therapy plans at Apex can include one or more of the following types of treatment:
- Joint mobilizations
- Soft tissue mobilizations
- Myofascial release
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Nerve glides
- Balance and gait training
- Sensitization techniques
- Use of assistive devices and adaptive equipment
- Functional training
- Neuromuscular reeducation
- Vestibular rehabilitation
Neurological rehabilitation therapy is available at all three of our locations – Fargo, Jamestown, and LaMoure. To learn more about how our physical therapists can help improve your quality of life through innovative treatments, call and schedule an appointment today.