Neurological Physical Therapy in Closter, Montvale, and Park Ridge, NJ
Neurological physical therapy is a specialized thorough evaluation and treatment of patients with mobility impairments caused by nervous system disease or injury. Neurological physical therapists focus on assisting you in reaching your maximum degree of functionality and independence. Physical therapists who specialize in neurological diseases treat conditions that impact the brain and spinal cord such as Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries, and stroke. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Closter, Montvale, and Park Ridge, NJ.
Table of Contents:
What does a neurological physical therapist do?
What are the signs of neurological problems?
What kind of conditions requires neurological physiotherapy?
What is the most common treatment for neurological conditions?
The Spine & Health Center of New Jersey is proud to offer Neurologic Physical Therapy.
Neurologic Physical Therapy involves the evaluation and treatment of individuals with movement issues as a result of disease or injury to the nervous system. Our neurologic physical therapists will create an individualized program to increase mobility, decrease pain, and increase independence.
Our empathetic and devoted physical therapists treat various neurological conditions, including:
• BPPV & Vertigo
• Balance and Mobility Disorders
• Meniere’s Disease
• Vestibular Hypofunction
• Limb Loss/Phantom Limb Syndrome
• Adaptive Fitness
• Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
• Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
• Wheelchair Mobility
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Guillain Barre Syndrome
A medical practitioner who has a focus on managing the symptoms of patients with brain, spinal cord, and nerve injuries or neurological illnesses is known as a neurological physical therapist. The main objective of neurological physical therapists is to assist patients in improving their physical function, mobility, and quality of life.
Patients with a variety of illnesses, including cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and peripheral neuropathy are treated by neurological physical therapists.
Neurological physical therapists employ a variety of therapies to benefit their patients, including:
Exercise therapy: This involves a range of physical activities intended to enhance flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination.
Gait training: This includes practicing mobility and walking techniques, as well as integrating the use of canes and walkers.
Manual therapy: The therapist uses hands-on methods to loosen tight and painful joints and increase joint mobility.
Neuromuscular re-education: This involves teaching the patient how to use particular muscle groups to enhance movement patterns and functional tasks.
Balance and coordination training: This is particularly crucial for people with neurological problems that impair mobility.
Electrical stimulation: To improve their function, certain muscles and nerves are stimulated using electrical current.
Depending on the particular condition, neurological disorders will manifest as a variety of signs and symptoms.
Common signs of neurological problems include:
Headaches: A neurological condition can be indicated by frequent or severe headaches.
Weakness: Neurological issues can cause weakness or paralysis in one or more limbs or body parts.
Vision changes: Blurred, double, and other changes in vision often indicate neurological issues.
Seizures: Convulsions, loss of consciousness, strange movements, and seizures are all symptoms of neurological diseases.
Cognitive changes: Changes in memory, attention, or other cognitive abilities often signify neurological issues.
Mood swings: Neurological conditions can lead to mood swings and feelings of despair, anxiety, or anger.
Balance and coordination issues: Balance and coordination issues are a symptom of neurological issues.
Speech issues: Speech and language issues, such as slurred speech or trouble finding the proper words, can be an indication of neurological issues.
Sensory changes: Patients may notice changes in sensation such as numbness, tingling, or overall reduction in touch.
Some of the neurological diseases that benefit from neurological physiotherapy include:
Multiple sclerosis: Neurological physiotherapy addresses the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and enhances overall motor function.
Traumatic brain injury: Neurological physiotherapy addresses symptoms and enhances general function in those who have experienced a traumatic brain injury.
Stroke: Neurological physical therapy is helpful for people recovering from the side effects of a stroke, such as weakness or paralysis, issues with balance and coordination, and trouble walking.
Spinal cord injury: Neurological physiotherapy is beneficial for those who have suffered spinal cord injuries. The treatment helps them regain strength, independence, and mobility as well as learn how to use assistive devices.
Parkinson’s disease: Parkinson’s disease can induce a variety of motor symptoms, including tremors and stiffness. These symptoms can be reduced through neurological physical therapy.
Cerebral palsy: Physiotherapy helps people with cerebral palsy gain more strength, movement, and functional abilities. It also teaches them how to use tools to increase their independence.
Peripheral neuropathy: Neurological physiotherapy helps people with peripheral neuropathy control symptoms, such as tingling and weakness.
In the majority of cases, the course of treatment for neurological conditions includes a combination of medicine and other treatments, such as the use of physiotherapy. Depending on the type and severity of the neurological condition, a specific treatment strategy will be developed based on the major symptoms and needs. The goal of physiotherapy is to increase a patient’s physical function, mobility, and general quality of life. That’s why neurological physiotherapy is very commonly recommended to those who have neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.
Neurological physical therapists are available at The Spine & Health Center. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Closter, Montvale, and Park Ridge, NJ. We serve patients from Montvale NJ, Closter NJ, Park Ridge NJ, Alpine NJ, Englewood NJ, Hackensack NJ, Dumont NJ, Westwood NJ, Hillsdale NJ, Woodcliff Lake NJ, and surrounding areas.
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