Parkinson’s Disease, Strokes, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.
Parkinson’s disease is a medical condition that affects normal movement of the body. The most common symptoms include stiffness, trembling, speech problems, slow movement and body instability. Although there is no cure for this condition, medication and physical therapy can help alleviate symptoms.
Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory disease that, similar to Parkinson’s, affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other. A multiple sclerosis therapy program can provide significant benefits. Beginning and maintaining treatment is extremely important, as it has been proven to help slow down physical disability.
People who have had strokes suffer similar symptoms to those of Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis. Stroke rehabilitation is critical for optimal stroke recovery. Studies have shown that rehabilitation is responsible for most of the recovery experienced by patients following a stroke. Assisting the brain to re-learn or reorganize itself is the key to helping stroke survivors recover lost functions.
Good nutrition and regular exercise are important to maintain health and mobility in people afflicted with neurological disorders. The main goal of therapy is to help people stay active and able longer. It is important that we continually assess your treatment to be sure it’s meeting your goals.
Our program will include an organized plan that targets the following:
- Pain management – Physical therapy can help patients cope with the pain and provide certain exercises to alleviate discomfort.
- Exercise Routines – Helpful exercises that can be performed at home daily during the progression of the disease will help protect against future problems that may occur with bodily movement. Keeping muscles strong and keeping the body healthy are the key to preventing stiffness and subsequent danger of injury.
- Balance Improvement – Physical therapy can help people with neurological disorders, as such patients often have problems maintaining control of their posture or balance. Regularly exercising certain muscles can afford greater flexibility, endurance, range of motion and improve one’s ability to walk. Physical therapy consists of exercises designed to keep the spine straight, which will help in being able to maintain posture and balance for walking.
- Strength Building and Maintenance – Working with a physical therapist can help a person with neurological disorders build up strength and prevent or limit the chance of future debilitation in movement. Physical therapy is a great way to make sure the muscles continue to move and maintain their strength and coordination.