Neurological physiotherapy is a specialist area of physiotherapy. Focusing on assessing and treating people with movement disorders that have resulted from injury or disease to the brain, spinal cord or extremities of the body. With an aim to improve quality of life by maximizing your potential.
- Neurological physiotherapists are experts in analysing normal and abnormal movements.
- Are able to treat and address a wide range of impairments.
(Impairments can include muscle weakness, sensory changes, loss of balance, loss of function and loss of independence for example).
- Have a sound knowledge of the neural networks in the body and how motor control and motor learning can aid recovery.
A neurological physiotherapist can empower individuals through rehabilitation and education to maximise their potential and quality of life using evidence based rehabilitation. You will often be amazed at how much a skilled neurological physiotherapist will be able to help you. Examples of some common conditions that a neurological physiotherapist can assist with include:-
- Parkinson Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Head injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Vestibular dysfunction
- Brain and spinal tumors