What is Neurological Rehabilitation?
Neurological disorders affect millions of Americans. The nervous system is a complex system that controls all of the workings of your body. When you have a condition that affects the nervous system, symptoms can include difficulty with moving, balancing, talking, swallowing, and even breathing. In addition, neurological disorders can affect your memory and ability to learn.
Physical therapy is essential for people who are suffering from the effects of a neurological disease. Without physical therapy, you can lose the ability to complete certain activities, independence, and overall function.
A physical therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation of function and discuss issues relating to maintaining your independence. Treatment will be tailored to your specific needs and can help to maintain and regain function that was lost due to an injury or disease process. Programming may include strengthening, manual therapy, balance and gait training, and assistive technologies to help you achieve your maximal functional potential.
Common neurological disorders treated with physical therapy include:
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Guillan-Barre Syndrome
- Vestibular and Balance Disorders
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Cerebral Palsy
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What to Expect
Every patient has a unique health history, diagnosis and personal goals. When you come for your first appointment, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
We work with most major insurance providers and do our best to help keep the paperwork pain-free. If you’d like to confirm your insurance coverage, please let us know and we can verify when you schedule. If your insurance provider requires a co-pay, we will ask for this payment at each visit. We accept payments by cash, check or credit card.
When to Arrive
On average, a patient’s first visit lasts about an hour. We typically ask patients to arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in, complete paperwork and/or change clothes.
What to Bring
On your first visit, you’ll need to bring your physician referral or prescription (if needed), your insurance card, your primary registration forms, your ID or driver’s license and your co-payment (as applicable). If desired, you may bring a change of clothing.
How it Works
During your first visit, your physical therapist will do an initial evaluation and discuss your plan of care. The therapist uses this information to set goals for your continued treatment. Physical therapy goals may include improved movement, strength, endurance and flexibility, as well as decreased pain. Your subsequent visits will focus on treatment that is based on your diagnosis and individualized goals.