Neurological Impact on Movement
Neurological disorders affect the brain, the spine and the nerves that connect them and can lead to loss of movement and function and create an inability to perform certain activities. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood.
There are many causes for neurological disorders from injury to illness to disease, though the most common include Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease, and Huntington’s disease. Other common causes are stroke, brain aneurysm, brain or spinal cord tumor and peripheral neuropathy.
Helping You Regain Your Function & Independence
Neurological disorder therapy aides in assessing, maintaining and recovering function in patients with progressive neurological disorders and following neurological trauma. Therapy can often improve function, reduce symptoms, foster increased independence and improve patient well-being.
Our highly trained physical therapists strive to maximize a person’s return to functional independence and an active and healthy lifestyle. They evaluate each patient to determine individual needs and work collaboratively with them to customize a treatment plan designed to help them reach their goals.