Neurological physiotherapy is physiotherapy for patients who have neurological conditions and injuries. This can include impairments of the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves. Individualized programs are designed to restore movement, physical abilities and promote participation. Treatments are goal-directed and may include specific manual handling to guide movement, task-specific training, gait and balance training, supervised activity conditioning and bracing/splinting recommendations.
The neuro-physiotherapist analyses the problems that result from a neurological disorder and implements targeted treatment to improve functional movement, helping you to reach your activity goals.
Neurophysiotherapy can help:
- Re-learn movement patterns
- Facilitate the recovery of balance, sitting, standing and walking
- Stimulate hand movement and help regain arm movement
- Assess the need for walking aids and mobility devices
- People to return to activities they love
Neuroplasticity is the ability of the body’s nervous system (brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves) to change through repetitive stimuli and input over time. Neuroplasticity is what allows people to relearn how to move and walk again after neurological injuries such as a brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury and more. It is also what allows people with movement disorders to find more efficient ways to move.
At Neuphysio, our therapists understand neuroplasticity and use it to shape treatment and help clients to make real, meaningful changes and work towards their goals. The combination of specific exercises, hands-on techniques and education on how to move are all important to teach the body new patterns of movement. With repetition, the nervous system changes, making new connections and pathways from the brain to the body and people learn to do the action without support or conscious effort; the nervous system learns.
Neuroplasticity means that even with significant injuries, onset of neurological disorders, or movement challenges from birth, treatment can have a great impact on improving functional abilities, allowing clients to see real, meaningful changes.