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Neurological Physiotherapy


Neurological physiotherapy involves the treatment of people with movement and function disorders that have originated from problems within the body’s nervous and neuromuscular system.

These conditions often manifest themselves as muscle weakness, poor balance and coordination, uncontrolled muscle spasm and tremors, loss of function and decreased sensation. Common neurological conditions include:

  • Functional Neurological Disorders

  • Stroke, CVA or TIA

  • Spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Parkinson’s disease

The Role of a Neurological Physiotherapist.

Neurological physiotherapists are experienced and trained to treat neurological conditions with the aim to provide interventions which assist an individual to regain or maintain their maximum movement and functional independence. This is achieved by aiding in the development of new pathways through repetition and exercise.

Treatment Interventions

A number of treatment approaches are used, often incorporating a selection of the following as appropriate.

  • Stretching

  • Strengthening

  • Balance re-education

  • Gait re-education

  • Joint mobilization

  • Electrical stimulation

  • Postural exercise

  • Spasticity management

  • Advice/Education on lifestyle, fatigue management, and exercise

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