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Neurological conditions treatment BarrieYou or the One You Love Have a Neurological Condition?

Physical therapy allows patients with neurological disorders to manage their movement problems, improving their daily routine, confidence, and even outlook. As you can see, physiotherapy is not just recovery after a car accident or sports injury. Its area of use is much wider and includes neurological conditions.

Conditions related to the brain, spinal cord, and nerve system can cause impaired movement, which can be difficult to manage or slow down as the illness progresses. That is why patients who start their treatment as early as possible have a lower risk of their case worsening. The objective of a physical therapist is to improve areas and functions affected by the health condition. 

Who Can Benefit From Physiotherapy

Let’s say a person had a stroke that changed his gait, making it abnormal. Now he has knee issues and pain because of that.

Or a patient with Alzheimer’s disease may require improving balance. It should decrease the chance of falling.

There are so much more cases like these in which exercises and other treatment methods may help. Please be advised that often success in physiotherapy is achieved by regular repetitive exercises.

Most Common Neurological Conditions

  • Alzheimer’s disease – a neurodegenerative disease that affects cognitive functions and behavior. 
  • Parkinson’s disease – an age-related brain disorder causing movement issues like tremors, stiffness, as well as difficulty with speaking and coordination.
  • Stroke – a condition caused when blood supply to the brain is blocked or reduced. It may lead to paralysis and speech difficulties,
  • Concussion – a brain trauma that can cause temporary changes in brain function,
  • ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) – a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that leads to muscle weakness, difficulty in speaking and breathing, 
  • Multiple sclerosis – a condition resulting in impaired coordination, muscle weakness, and problems with cognition.

How Can We Help Manage Your Condition

Our expert physical therapists in Barrie, Ontario, are trained professionals who understand the complexities of neurological conditions and their impact on an individual. We work with each patient is in a one-on-one setting because we know that the best results are only possible if we tailor the care plan to the patient’s needs. Our therapists engage in regular training to ensure their knowledge is up to date with the latest evidence-based practices for each condition.

First, we will start with assessing the patient’s condition to define the best approach. Appropriate treatments may include targeted exercises to help with range of motion, balance, coordination, strength and reduce tension in affected areas. Here are some cases of treating neurological conditions from our practice:

  • Manual therapy of the affected muscles helps decrease pain and improves mobility for those who suffer from recurring migraines. 
  • After a stroke, our physical therapists will recommend activities to improve balance and walking. 
  • Treatment of Parkinson’s disease includes physical and chiropractic therapy, as well as acupuncture, which could provide relief for symptoms. 
  • The multiple sclerosis treatment program will include postural exercises, core strengthening, balance training, etc.
  • Besides, we will educate our patients to feel comfortable using assistive devices if required.

These above are, of course, only some of the treatment methods we can offer. Feel free to contact us for more information about the possible treatment methods for your condition.

We Understand Your Concerns

At South Barrie Health Group, we understand not only the physical but also the emotional impact neurological conditions can have. That is why our team aims to provide our patients with the highest care quality to help restore as much function as possible in every particular case. Our sessions help improve day-to-day tasks and return to life our patients desire.

You may find us in Barrie, Ontario, but our in-home visits are also available. Please call or email us to make an appointment for a free consultation.