Physical therapy for patients with neurologic diagnoses is designed to improve your function and ability to participate in the activities you enjoy! We understand that your goal is to get back to life- and we’re here to help with that process. Our physical therapists use evidence-based practice treatment techniques that are designed to specifically help patients with neurologic disorders. They have taken advanced continuing education courses, have certifications to treat neurologic diagnoses, and have extensive experience treating patients with complex neurologic diagnoses- these diagnoses are all that they treat!
These diagnoses and symptoms include:
- Brain Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Adults with Cerebral Palsy
- Adults with developmental disabilities
- Imbalance and falls
- Movement Disorders
- Bell’s Palsy
- Foot Drop
- Other disorders with injury to your brain or spinal cord
Our physical therapists will complete a thorough evaluation during your first appointment and work with you as a team to set individualized goals and create a treatment plan designed to help treat your specific needs. Physical therapy treatment after a neurologic injury is life-long: you’ll complete annual assessments with us, just as you would with your physician.
Having a neurologic diagnosis is frequently life-changing, and may require the use of devices, such as wheel chairs, canes or braces, to help with your independence. Our physical therapists have training to help with selecting the appropriate equipment, fitting the equipment, as well as ordering the devices you need to be successful.
As physical therapists that treat neurologic diagnoses, our therapists are certified in multiple different neurologic-specific treatment techniques. One of these certifications is PWR!Moves treatment, which is designed to help patients that have movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease.
Dry needling is commonly thought to be used only for people that have pain. However, dry needling is also found to be helpful for patients that have neurologic diagnoses, as it helps to decrease discomfort from tight muscles, or muscles that have increased tone. Our physical therapists are certified in this treatment technique. While it will not relieve your tone permanently, it can decrease muscle tightness immediately during your PT visit. This will improve your ability to move your limbs during exercise, which can help to strengthen your arms and legs to improve your function and ability to move. It has also been found to be helpful to decrease pain for some patients that have migraines and help improve facial symmetry with patients that have Bell’s Palsy.
If you’re interested in physical therapy for neurologic diagnoses or have questions about this program, please contact us today!