Neurological conditions can have a devastating effect on you and your loved ones' lives. Neurological physiotherapy can help you recover, improve your quality of life, and realize your potential. Physiotherapy at varying intervals, even years after an injury or illness, improve function and independence. Physiotherapy can also help maintain your function if you have a progressive neurological condition, such as Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis.
Our therapists are all passionate, experienced and trained in treating diseases and injuries affecting the neurological system. Our open clinic design and specialized equipment are supportive to the functional training best suited to our neurological clientele.
A physiotherapist will assess and help you plan what is best for you and keeping you mobile. Sometimes this involves many appointments to improve your mobility and safety or sometimes it may be just one appointment to help set up a home exercise program. During your assessment, we’ll talk about your goals and figure out the best plan, together.
Physiotherapy for Spinal Cord Injuries
We want to help you to continue to gain independence after your stay in hospital. This may involve practicing transfers, practicing standing or walking. We have a rehab gym with wheelchair accessible equipment so if your goal is to strengthen and improve your mobility, we have over 20-years experience designing plans just for that!
Physiotherapy for Parkinson's Disease
With Parkinson’s progressively making some movements more difficult, you need exercise to keep yourself mobile. Physiotherapist guided exercises will make sure you are doing the best exercises based on your goals. Exercise has been shown to slow the overall progression of Parkinson symptoms! We work one on one, in a class session or within the certified program of LSVT BIG.
Physiotherapy for Stroke
After a stroke, it can be much harder to walk, keep your balance, and move with enough effort to get your heart rate up. Just walking can take 40-50% more energy than it did before your stroke. This makes it much harder for stroke survivors to stay healthy and fit, and also puts them at risk of falling, suffering another heart attack or stroke, or just becoming less confident and less active. Exercise is even more important for those who have suffered a stroke, but we know it’s much harder or even for some a little scary to partake.
Physiotherapy for Multiple Sclerosis
Research is showing that people with MS can benefit from more intensive exercise than we prescribed in the past. This is really exciting because exercise can help protect your brain and possibly slow the development of new or worsened symptoms. We assess your mobility and function and then make plans on how we can reach your goals. Sometimes we set clients up with exercise plans to work on independently along with re-assessments at varying intervals to adjust your program and keep you at your best.
People who experience dizziness, a loss of balance, visual disturbances and feelings of “fuzziness” may have a dysfunction in their vestibular system. Some vestibular problems start for seemingly no reason, while some are brought on by a head injury. Our physiotherapists provide a thorough evaluation and develop an individualized treatment plan based on your symptoms.
Treatment usually includes increasing activities and exercise to help desensitize and retrain the brain's reactions. This has to be very controlled and individual in order to progress functionally without increasing symptoms for long periods of time. Vestibular rehabilitation requires considerable home therapy, as well as in-clinic therapy.
Living with Parkinson's Class
Regular exercise benefits people with PD by decreasing stiffness and improving mobility, balance, posture and gait. This class includes exercises that challenge motor planning as well as strengthening, endurance, posture and balance exercises.
Life After Stroke & Brain Injury Class
After a stroke or brain injury, it can be much harder to walk, keep your balance and move with enough effort to get your heart rate up. This makes it harder for people living with a stroke or brain injury to stay healthy and fit and also puts them at risk of falling. These classes are designed specifically for people with a stroke or brain injury and is delivered at a moderate to high intensity to improve endurance, strength and balance.