NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS & PHYSIOTHERAPY

OVERVIEW

A neurological condition is a condition where the nervous system doesn't function as well as we need it to due to malfunctions of any part of the system such as the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves or neuromuscular junctions. Those malfunctions may happen due to a multitude of reasons such as physical injury or changes, congenital disorders, infection and environmental or psychological factors causing structural, biomechanical or electrical abnormalities in the nervous system.

 

As a result, a person with a neurological condition may experience a range of symptoms including weakness or paralysis of muscles, changes in sensation, loss of coordination, balance difficulties, tightness of muscles and joints, pain, changes in vision, dizziness, speech and language problems, slowed or disordered thinking, changes in alertness and behaviors, fatigue and poor sleep.

The nervous system has the capacity to change, re-learn functions, heal and adapt. Consequently, a person with a neurological condition may have the potential to recover certain functions and movements or slow down the progression of a certain condition through therapy aimed at targeting the nervous system.

There is a wide range of neurological conditions and presentations. A few of the existing neurological conditions are included below. Further details on a few of those conditions and how physiotherapy can help you are available by clicking the relevant buttons below. Links to helpful sites are also accessible from the relevatn page.

Progressive neurological conditions

 

 

 

 

Huntington's Disease

 

Brain Injuries

 

 

Cerebral Palsy (adult)

 

 

 

 

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Peripheral Neuropathy and polyneuropathy

Charcot-Marie-Tooth

Neurapraxia

Polio

Vestibular Dysfunction

Therapy may include a number of interventions. The main goal will be to give you the tools to progress in your therapy and achieve your goals.