What Is Neurological Physiotherapy?
Neurological Physiotherapy involves the treatment of clients with disorders of movement, posture and function that arise from impairments of the body’s nervous and neuromuscular systems. These conditions often manifest themselves in loss of mobility function and muscle weakness, poor coordination, sensation loss, uncontrolled muscle activity such as spasticity and tremors, and loss of balance, or orientation.
At Sports & Spinal our Neurological Physiotherapists have extensive experience in assisting people with the following conditions and more.
Neurological Physiotherapy can assist:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Stroke or CVA
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
- Childhood and developmental problems
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spina Bifida
- General debility and loss of balance in the elderly
- Post polio syndrome and other neuromuscular diseases.
How Can A Neurological Physiotherapist Assist Patients?
A Neurological Physiotherapist specialises in the re-education of key functions including walking, standing and use of the hands and arms for everyday tasks. Sports & Spinal Physiotherapists are also able to assist individuals wishing to progress to work related tasks, sporting and recreational interests including running retraining.
Neurological Physiotherapy techniques include exercise prescription, hands on therapies as well as the skilled use of electrical stimulation, splinting and casting. Neurological physiotherapists work closely with medical specialists such as Rehabilitation Physicians and Neurologists in the use of specialised medical procedures such as Botulinum Toxin A.
Many people with Neurological conditions experience significant disability and require high levels of care. Neurological physiotherapists have experience in teaching and training carers as well as providing advice and prescription for specialised equipment for mobility, activities of daily living and recreation.