Neurological Physiotherapy is a highly specialized area of physiotherapy that caters to patients with neurological disorders that impact the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Neurological physiotherapists are highly skilled and experienced in treating a range of neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and stroke.
Neurological physiotherapists use a variety of treatment techniques to help patients regain strength and mobility, as well as maximize their overall function and independence. Therapeutic exercises, such as stretching and strengthening exercises, can help improve muscle tone and coordination, reduce spasticity, and improve overall mobility.
In addition to therapeutic exercises, neurological physiotherapists may also use gait training and balance exercises to help patients regain their ability to walk and maintain their balance. They may also use specialized equipment, such as braces or splints, to support weak muscles or improve joint alignment.
One of the primary goals of neurological physiotherapy is to help patients regain their independence in their daily lives. This may involve working with patients to develop strategies for performing activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing, and cooking. Patients may also receive advice on assistive devices and adaptive equipment that can help them better manage their condition and maintain their independence.
Home physiotherapy can be an especially effective treatment option for patients with neurological conditions. By receiving treatment in the comfort of their own home, patients can reduce the fatigue, stress and discomfort associated with traveling to appointments. Home physiotherapy can provide patients with a sense of independence and control, shifting efficacy back to them while reducing the load on their family and caregivers. In-home physiotherapy also allows the treatment to be specifically tailored to the environment of the patient, further emphasizing functional status and autonomy.
The In-home Therapeutics team has experience working with a variety of neurological conditions such as: