Our clinic treats individuals with a variety of neurological conditions such as: Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, stroke, cancer, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, cardiovascular disease, cerebellar dysfunction, and cerebral palsy, as well as other neurological disorders such as decreased nerve function following surgery. Physical therapy can improve mobility, range of motion, strength, balance, walking, and endurance to help maximize independence and safety.
Walking and balance deficits
We perform a detailed evaluation to determine which factors are affecting walking and fall risk and develop a treatment plan to improve walking speed, endurance, and safety. Your therapist may recommend equipment needed by patients or caregivers to improve safety.
Individuals with neurologic conditions have varying abilities with everyday tasks such as getting in and out of bed, standing and sitting, getting up and down from the floor, or getting in and out of a car. We will provide an evaluation of these tasks and recommendations for how to improve independence, safety, and efficiency with these activities.
Patients with a variety of neurologic conditions can benefit from exercise to strengthen muscles and bones, decrease joint stiffness and rigidity, improve overall fitness and health, and improve balance, posture, and safety & efficiency with walking. Each patient will receive an individualized exercise program to be continued at home to address his or her specific needs.
Altered patterns of movement due to a neurologic condition can cause musculoskeletal pain. Depending on the source of the pain, your therapist will provide stretching and strengthening exercises, posture and movement correction and education, modalities such as electrical stimulation or ultrasound, or taping and splinting.