Here at Beyond Therapy and Wellness, we will provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan for neurological conditions causing movement problems. This can cause decreased activity ability leading to many other health problems such as diabetes, heart problems, lung problems and chronic pain. Our goal is to improve your independence with mobility, decrease your fall risk, and maximize your quality of life.
Neuro - Degenerative Disease
Neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Huntington's disease, and others. The brain, spinal cord, and nervous system control movement and sensation. Degeneration to these areas can cause death of the cells that control certain movements and sensations, and loss of function.
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or ruptures and the blood flow in the brain stops. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and is a leading cause of serious and long-term disability. As physical therapists, we provide treatments to restore movement and walking ability, decrease disability, and improve function. If you’re coming to us after inpatient or home health therapy, we can progress and facilitate continued care.
Balance and Falls
Disruptions to the neuro-musculoskeletal systems that result in balance dysfunction affects individuals across the lifespan and is a common impairment in all neurologic disorders. Physical therapy is provided to decrease injuries and falls through nerve retraining, education and exercises.
The vestibular system includes the visual, somatosensory, and inner ear system which tells our brain and body where we are in space. When one of these components are affected, we can feel unsteady or dizzy. Treatment will consist of determining which of these components are poorly functioning
Neurological Rehab Treatment includes:
◊ Restoring range of motion
◊ Improving functional movement and strength
◊ Gait Training
◊ Postural realignment
◊ Improving safety of transfers and mobility
◊ Balance retraining and decrease risk of fall
◊ Core stabilization
◊ Activities of Daily Living (ADL) performance
◊ Visual Perceptual Skill retraining
◊ Cardiovascular endurance
◊ Improve motor planning and motor control
◊ Decreasing spasticity/tone
◊ Equipment evaluation/recommendation to include wheelchairs, cane, walkers or crutches