Neurological Rehabilitation

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A neurological physical therapist is a physical therapist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with a condition(s) that has made it difficult to complete their daily activities, work, or sport.

Conditions treated:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amputation
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Ataxia
  • Balance disorders
  • Central cord syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Foot drop
  • Guillan-Barre Syndrome
  • Hemiplegia
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Hypertonia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neuralgia
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)
  • Progressive neurological disorders
  • Spasticity
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Stroke (ischemic, hemorrhagic)
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury
  • Tremor
  • Vestibular impairments

 

At your first appointment, the physical therapist will take a detailed medical history and complete an examination. A typical examination includes an assessment of: posture, strength, coordination, balance, walking, flexibility, mobility and/or pain.

Following the initial evaluation, your physical therapist will suggest a treatment plan based on the test results. This may include additional visits as well as exercises to perform at home in order to achieve progress and to reach your goals that you have discussed with your physical therapist.

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