What is Neurological Physiotherapy?
Neurological physiotherapy involves rehabilitation of people with neurological conditions.
Neurological conditions are problems with the brain, spinal cord or peripheral nerves. People with neurological conditions may have difficulties with their physical functions including mobility, muscle strength, range of movement and balance.
Neurological physiotherapy is a type of rehabilitation offering examination and treatment of the physical problems that are caused by an individual’s neurological condition.
Neurological Physiotherapy aims to increase the quality of life of people with neurological conditions through physical means. Every person with a neurological condition presents differently. Treatment will be focused on your condition and symptoms.
Neurological Physiotherapy treatment aims:
- Slow down the physical deterioration
- Maximise potential
- Help children with disabilities achieve developmental milestones
- Make movements easier to achieve that are precise and goal directed
- Retrain normal patterns of movement
- Improve ability with everyday activities
- Increase muscle strength
- Increase range of movement
- Improve gross or fine motor skills
- Improve posture
- Increase balance
- Lengthen tight muscles to help decrease spasticity and reduce contractures
- Increase fitness levels and endurance
- Help problems with breathing
- Reduce risk of chest infections
- Reduce risk of falling
- Relieve pain
- Increase independence
- Achieve maximum potential