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Neurological Rehabilitation


Neurological Rehabilitation

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Neurological Rehabilitation can be defined as a process that aims to optimize a person’s participation in society and sense of well-being. This definition highlights several important features: rehabilitation is not a particular type of intervention; the focus is on the patient as a person; the goals relate to social functioning, as well as health or well-being; it is not a process restricted to patients who may recover, partially or completely, but applies to all patients left with long-term problems. The contrast to traditional neurology is in the broader scope, extending well away from the underlying pathology but always being fully informed by the paramount importance of the primary diagnosis.

Neurological Rehab is a discipline focused on working with individuals who have a neurological disorder or disease. Common problems of patients with neurological disorders include paralysis, vision impairment, poor balance, inability to ambulate, and loss of functional independence. Therapists work with patients to improve these areas of dysfunction. Major neurological disorders include:

  • Brain injury that results from trauma or conditions such as stroke or tumors
  • spinal cord injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Polyneuropathies such a Guillian-Barre syndrome or chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy
  • Vestibular disorders such as BPPV, acoustic neuroma, or other conditions that cause dizziness and loss of balance
  • Pediatric conditions such as spina bifida or cerebral palsy
  • Balance Deficits
  • Coordination problemIn order to cope with a condition that affects both the individual and the individual’s family, neuro rehabilitation helps to create a new way of living so that an affected individual is able to live and work as normally as possible.Neurological conditions can cause debilitating weakness, poor balance and reduced mobility that can interfere with daily activities. In addition, the reduced mobility and decreased physical function caused by some neurological conditions can also lead to impaired heart and lung function, fatigue, falls and – in some cases – social isolation.

    A physiotherapy/exercise physiology treatment plan will use specific therapeutic exercises designed to improve balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular function and overall mood. There are specific exercises designed to activate the muscles affected by the nerves. The goal of neuro rehabilitation is to make the nerves relearn and maximize their functionality.