What is neurological physiotherapy?
Did you know there are different types of physical therapy? Physiotherapists can provide treatment for a wide variety of conditions, including neurological conditions. The nervous system includes the central nervous system (the brain and the spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (sensory and motor nerves). Sensory nerves bring information from the environment to the spinal cord and brain, while motor nerves carry signals from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles to create movement.
Therefore, changes in the nervous system can affect both movement and sensation. Examples of conditions that affect the nervous system include, but are not limited to, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Concussion (also referred to as mild traumatic brain injury or mTBI) is also a condition that affects the nervous system. Stay tuned for a future blog post that explains more about concussions and how physiotherapy can help with recovery from prolonged concussion symptoms.
Physiotherapy assessment will include a health history and a discussion regarding your goals as well as physical tests to determine your current level of strength, sensation, balance, and functional mobility. Using this assessment as a foundation, your physical therapist will develop a plan with you to address your needs and help you work towards your goals.
At Active Living, many of our therapists have taken continuing education courses to help us better assist individuals living with conditions that affect the nervous system.
If you have any questions regarding whether physiotherapy is right for you, contact us! We can be reached by phone at (705) 748-2008 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.