Physiotherapy for neurological conditions is typically referred to as neuro-physiotherapy. Neurological conditions are related to the spine and the brain areas which host some of the most essential nerves responsible for your daily movement. Physiotherapists are trained and skilled to assist in the rehabilitation of patients with mobility problems due to various conditions, including those with neurological deficits. A comprehensive physical assessment is necessary to ensure that you receive the best treatment in order for you to function as normally as possible again.
Many neurological conditions are degenerative, so for these conditions, physiotherapy focuses on strategies to compensate for any loss of neurological function. This can be done through exercises to preserve function that remains, and preservation of the joint's mobility, strength and balance. The treatment you receive may consist of a physiotherapy prescription such as an exercise program, devices to aid with tasks that have become more difficult, and mobility aids to assist with safety and independence.
Some examples of neurological conditions:
Reported benefits of exercise in these patient groups include:
Neurological conditions must be handled with great care by a trained professional. The aim of physiotherapy is to rehabilitate patients to assist them to return to their previous functional abilities. Healing can be a long journey with complications, but physiotherapy can aid in the process to ensure that the healing process contains minimum complications and a swift recovery.
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