Neurological Rehabilitation At WESTARM

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In people of any age, injuries and illnesses can weaken our main control and regulatory system in our body – the nervous system. An impaired nervous system, in turn, can negatively affect one’s mobility and ability to perform simple daily tasks. Research shows that the affected patient may greatly benefit from physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy to address new impairments or to optimize function of ongoing strength or balance issues. Working with a therapist who is familiar with neurological impairments will provide a higher return to function. It may be a good strategy to have a consultation of evaluation from a Physical Therapist every year or two to ensure you are functioning at your best – even years after a neurological event or diagnosis.

What is Neurological Rehabilitation?

Neurological rehabilitation is a specialized therapy that is aimed at using evidence-based treatment and research to help restore functionality.

Neurological rehabilitation’s main goal is to help individuals overcome physical limitations from injuries and illnesses affecting the nervous system. Whether someone has sustained a spinal injury from an accident or received a diagnosis of a neurological condition such as Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis, neurological rehabilitation can help them retain and regain independence by reducing symptoms and improving the ability to function. These personalized programs can include exercises aimed at increasing mobility and preventing atrophy, as well as activities to improve focus and memory.

Our physical, occupational, and speech therapists see patients with a wide range of diagnoses and injuries, including:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Brain tumors
  • Brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Balance problems
  • History of falls
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Other neurological disorders

 

Each patient is evaluated to determine individual needs and treatment. Our team strives to maximize a person’s return to functional independence and an active and healthy lifestyle post-neurological injury.

Meet our Neurological Rehabilitation Team

WESTARM Physical Therapy’s neurological rehabilitation team combined has over fifty years of neuro-rehab experience and is ready to help you get back to your most functional self. We asked a few general questions to our team to help you better understand the program and how it is helping our patients.
Q:  I have recently been diagnosed with a progressive neurological issue such as Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis. How do I know if I’m ready for therapy?
A:  Getting evaluated by a Physical Therapist can provide guidance towards fitness to prolong the onset of impairments or to address any ongoing impairments or loss in function.  We can do fall risk assessments, set you up with a community gym program, or advise you on equipment such as bracing or a need for an assistive device.
Q:  I had a stroke or brain injury years ago and lately I have not been as mobile as I once was, do I qualify for therapy services?
A: Even if you are doing just fine, but surely if you have had a setback, attending an evaluation for therapy services can ensure that you are on the right track. After the evaluation, we can decide the treatment route that is best suited for you – even if it is just a month or two of services to optimize your function.
Q: What makes your program different?
A: We have experienced therapists who have years of specific neurological experience and certifications and are ready to work with you. Our team has a combined fifty plus years in neuro therapy working with all diagnoses. We will create a rehabilitation program to meet your specific needs, and help you recover as quickly as possible.

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