Neurological conditions refer to any dysfunction of the central or peripheral nervous system. This includes the brain, spinal cord and the network of nerves innervating the body. This system controls everything that happens in your body. Consequently, when this system is affected by illness or injury the resulting symptoms are widespread and varied.
The patient typically presents with disordered movement, or motor control; sensory disturbances; functional difficulties; cognitive impairments and difficulties with speech or swallowing, but may even struggle with mood alterations, behavior changes and incontinence issues.
Neurological Rehabilitation by a physiotherapist aims to improve day to day functional ability and independence through optimising motor control. The exercises and activities utilized in therapy are all designed to harness the brains capacity for plasticity, maximise your biomechanics and facilitate better movement strategies. Your physiotherapist will also be able to refer you to other rehabilitation professionals as your condition dictates.
The physiotherapists at Summit are specially trained to holistically assess and manage the rehabilitation of patients living with stroke, traumatic brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, guillain barre syndrome, spinal cord injuries and other neurological conditions.
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