Have you sustained a neurological injury that has caused you to change your entire way of life? You may find that you’re unable to do several everyday activities that you used to be able to accomplish with ease.
Beyond Physiotherapy in Newton, Surrey, Fleetwood, and Langley specializes in neurological rehabilitation. Our team uses a combination of treatment methods to help our patients maximize their functional abilities and lead as full a life as possible.
If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or lives with another neurological condition, contact our clinic today to schedule your consultation.
What is neurological rehabilitation?
Neurological rehabilitation is a vital part of the recovery of a person who has suffered a traumatic brain injury such as a stroke, as well as people who are living with chronic conditions that affect motor control such as Parkinson’s disease.
Beyond Physiotherapy’s physiotherapists are movement specialists who are educated in analyzing mobility issues with walking, running, jumping, bending, stretching, and almost every other form of physical activity that may be affected by a neurological disorder.
Treatment can provide several cognitive improvement methods that can help increase the functioning of the brain to be able to problem-solve and perform daily tasks.
What conditions can neurological rehabilitation treat?
There are several different types of neurological conditions and injuries that rehabilitation can prove helpful for, but some of the most common ones are as follows:
Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive disease that affects the central nervous system and the ability to coordinate movement in the body. Since this disease affects many areas of the brain, symptoms can vary in individuals and progression can be either mild, moderate, or aggressive.
A stroke is the sudden death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen. This occurs when the blood flow to a particular portion of the brain is restricted from a clot or bleed. The severity of symptoms and recovery period is dependent on where the stroke occurred in the brain, how extensive the damage was, and the duration of the stroke.
Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury may be complete, causing full paralysis of the muscles below that level, or partial, causing various symptoms or partial paralysis. Areas that are paralyzed have a tendency to lose range of motion, atrophy, and can affect posture, breathing and digestion abilities.
Our nerves control things such as digestion, heart rate, temperature regulation, pain perception, and movement. When your nerves are damaged due to traumatic accidents (falls, vehicle collisions) or chronic illnesses such as cancer and diabetes, you may experience symptoms that make life more difficult such as paralysis, weakness, muscle atrophy, and more.
What should I expect with treatment?
Neurological rehabilitation treatment programs vary depending on a person’s condition, injury, and overall abilities. Beyond Physiotherapy physiotherapists can assess areas of weakness, pain, or sensitivity, in order to create the best treatment plan possible for you.
In cases of Parkinson’s disease, rehab can help improve the quality of your everyday life. In coordination with your physician, rehabilitation for this condition focuses on improving movement, safety, independence with activities, transfers, speech, and swallowing.
The goal of PT for spinal cord injuries is to promote as much independent living as possible, maintain range of motion, improve strength in the upper body and postural muscles, fit and coordinate adaptive equipment, as well as work with training family or assistants in proper safe transfers.
Therapy for nerve damage varies depending on the injury and your needs, but some common methods of treatment are therapeutic massage, biofeedback techniques, ultrasound therapy, laser therapy, and targeted exercises to strengthen muscles.
Get started today
If you’re struggling to adjust to your daily routine after sustaining a neurological injury, request an appointment today. The therapists at Beyond Physiotherapy in Surrey, Newton, Fleetwood, and Langley have extensive experience managing the symptoms that result from many neurological injuries and conditions. Our clinic provides one on one treatment and focuses on improving physical function so that you can live as independently as possible.