Physical Therapy for Neurology Problems
Physical Therapy for Patients with Neurological Problems
For many people, the phrase “physical therapy” suggests recovery from broken bones, ligament tears, and other injuries. But did you know physical therapy can be used to help treat many conditions that affect the nervous system?
At c.h. Physical Therapy in Portland, we work with patients to incorporate exercise therapy to help treat a variety of neurological disorders, including:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Restless leg syndrome
While exercising and therapy can’t cure these conditions, the goal is to help patients manage them more effectively and have fuller, more joyful lives. We love helping patients of all ages (including seniors) get more enjoyment out of life.
A Stroke Survivor Tells Her Story
Watch as a stroke survivor and her daughter talk about the benefits of physical therapy.
Physical Therapy’s Role in Neurological Rehab
Nervous system diseases and injuries often lead to movement and balance problems, which physical therapy is uniquely suited to treat.
In fact, physical therapy has become so important in helping patients recover from neurological problems that the American Physical Therapy Association now has a label called “neurologic physical therapist” applying to therapists who specialize in neurological rehab.
Neurological disorders often make other problems worse. For example, seniors often lose mobility with age, and a condition like Parkinson’s only worsens it. Fortunately, patients and families are learning that physical therapy can help fight these conditions and restore function to some extent.
Exercise—which is critical to your health and mental outlook—is best done through a guided, professionally arranged plan customized for each person. This is why a trained physical therapist is so helpful: everyone is different, and an exercise that might help one person might be inappropriate for another.
The team here at c.h. Physical Therapy in Portland knows that, and we’re here to help.
Get Evidence-Based, Peer-Reviewed Treatment
If you understand physical therapy can help you better manage your life with a neurological disorder and you’re willing to give it a try, turn to c.h. Physical Therapy. We have extensive experience working with people with neurological problems and have seen tremendous progress when commitment is made.
Seeking Physical Therapy for Neurology Problems? Schedule an Evaluation Today.
Through our exercise-based physical therapy program, we can help you gain greater control over your life and improve your function. Schedule your evaluation today to learn more.
Let’s Talk About Neurology
We’d like to start putting together a custom plan for you. Just call or email us with your physical therapy requirements and we’ll get started today!
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