Posts for: September, 2018
Could physical therapy improve your nervous system disorder or injury?
If a part of the body gets injured your doctor may recommend going to physical therapy to improve and restore strength and function back into the injured muscle, ligament or tendon. The same theory holds true for the brain. The brain, just like anything else in your body, may require physical therapy if something has inflicted damage on the nervous system. Our Brooklyn, NY, neurologist Dr. Anna Kogan is here to explain how neurological physical therapy could help restore nervous system function.
What is a neurological physical therapist?
Just as a physical therapist specializes in treating patients dealing with movement issues due to injury or disease, neurological physical therapy helps treat and manage the symptoms of those dealing with nervous system damage to improve mobility and how a person functions in day-to-day life.
What problems can neurological physical therapy address?
Our Brooklyn, NY, neurological physical therapist can help patients dealing with a wide range of problems due to nervous system disorders or injuries. Some conditions that can benefit from neurological physical therapy include:
- Spinal cord or brain injuries (central nervous system injuries)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Huntington’s disease
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
This specialized form of physical therapy can also help patients with balance issues to prevent falls and other potential injuries. Patients of all ages can benefit from neurological physical therapy, from children dealing with central nervous system damage to senior citizens having trouble with balance due to nervous system disorders.
One major benefit of neurological physical therapy is that our doctor can help improve and even restore mobility in a patient who is currently dealing with neurological damage. We will perform a thorough medical evaluation and discuss your symptoms in-depth during your first visit and from that we will create a comprehensive treatment plan that will work for you for the long term. Plus, physical therapy could end up eliminating the need for more invasive treatments or surgeries in the future.
What does neurological physical therapy entail?
There are a wide variety of treatment options that can be used to improve a patient’s mobility. Some of these options include self-care and at-home exercises, exercises to improve flexibility and strength, treadmill training, as well as neuromuscular re-education and motor retraining. Your physical therapy program will be tailored to meet your specific needs and treatment goals.
The Neurology Center of New York in Brooklyn, NY is dedicated to providing a full range of therapeutic and physical therapy services to patients dealing with many different neurological conditions and injuries. If a neurological problem is affecting your daily life then call our office today to schedule an evaluation. Let’s find out how neurological physical therapy could help.