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What is Neurological Rehabilitation?

Updated: Dec 4, 2020

Neurological Rehabilitation

Our physical therapists Rachel Gorman, DPT specializes in treating movement disorders associated with neurological conditions such as stroke, diabetic neuropathy, brain injury, concussion, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, cerebellar disorders, spinal cord injury, and many other conditions that result in difficulty with movement and daily functioning.

Vestibular Rehabilitation & Balance Therapy

Your Physical Therapist will design an exercise-based program to reduce dizziness-related problems and improve balance. A treatment plan will be developed that will improve your ability to function in activities of daily living, reduce your risk for falling, and, ultimately, improve your quality of life.

The Benefits Of Balance Programs

Throughout the course of your balance program, you will learn how to safely recover your balance during episodes of unsteadiness. Additionally, you will learn how to maintain your ba

lance when you are walking on uneven surfaces, such as at the beach, or down a cobblestone street. You will practice stepping over hurdles, develop static balance, learn to be able to find your way around in the dark, and become educated about home safety.

Further benefits of balance programs include:

  • Improved endurance levels

  • Stronger muscles

  • Stronger bones

  • Faster reaction times

  • Improved brain function

  • Increased flexibility

During physical therapy, you will be assessed for the causes of your symptoms and a full balance analysis will be performed. These tests will include:

  • Positional Vertigo testing

  • Strength tests

  • Gait analysis

  • Gaze stability

  • Central nervous system and peripheral nervous system deficits

  • Cervical mobility and stability

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