Neurological & Vestibular

Neurological physical therapy is utilized to help manage & treat those suffering from nervous system damage or who are experiencing physical symptoms caused by neurological conditions.

Neurological Physical Therapy Treatment

  • Restore or improve range of motion
  • Improve functional movement and increase strength
  • Balance re-training and decrease risk of fall
  • Core stabilization
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) performance
  • Proprioception re-training
  • Gait training
  • Postural re-alignment
  • Improve safety of transfers and mobility
  • Improve motor planning and motor control
  • Decrease spasticity
  • Equipment evaluation/recommendation to include wheelchairs, cane, walkers or crutches

Below are some of the neurological conditions our therapists most commonly treat.

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A stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying nutrients & oxygen to the brain either ruptures or is blocked by a clot. Physical therapy can help those who have suffered a stroke to improve function, decrease disability, and restore movement & walking patterns.

A sudden internal or external spinning sensation, often triggered by moving your head too quickly.

Traumatic brain injuries are typically caused by a sudden or violent jolt to the head, neck, or body. Physical therapy can help those that have suffered a TBI to regain strength & mobility, restore fitness, and relearn daily tasks & movements.

Symptoms may include:

  • Headaches
  • Irritability, anxiety, depression
  • Fatigue
  • Vertigo or dizziness
  • Disrupted or disordered sleeping
  • Blurred vision
  • Gait instability

Therapy may include:

  • Head turns & tilts
  • Navigating unsteady & varying walking surfaces
  • Repetitive movements with eyes closed vs. open

Parkinson’s is a degenerative nervous system disorder that affects movement, typically leading to tremors & uncontrolled movements. Physical therapy can help those with Parkinson’s to maintain their independence, increase mobility, and improve strength & balance.

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the brain & spinal cord in which the body’s immune system attacks the protective sheath that covers nerve fibers, which causes communication problems between the brain and the rest of your body. Physical therapy can help those with MS to maintain their flexibility, strength, and overall physical fitness.

GBS is a rare disorder that involves the body’s immune system attacking its own nerves. Physical therapy can help those suffering from GBS to improve balance & walking patterns, and improve overall strength & flexibility.

Impaired balance and/or coordination, typically caused by damage to muscles, nerves, or the brain.

ALS is a progressive neurological disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Physical therapy can help those with ALS to decrease pain, adjust to progressing physical disabilities, and help delay the overall loss of mobility.

Polyneuropathy is a condition in which a person’s peripheral nerves throughout their body are damaged, which disrupts the nerve’s ability to communicate accurately with the brain. Physical therapy can help those with polyneuropathy to maintain strength, improve function, and maintain mobility.

Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Migraines, and Epilepsy are a few of the Progressive Neurological Conditions that may benefit from physical therapy.

Spasticity is abnormal muscle tension or tightness caused by prolonged muscle contraction. Positioning, splinting, motor-level stimulation, and prolonged muscle stretching are a few of the techniques utilized by our therapists to improve spasticity and muscle tone.