Neurological Rehabilitation St Catharines

What is Neurological Rehabilitation?

Neurological Rehabilitation at LV Physiotherapy is designed to address each individual’s unique goals by completing a formal assessment of individual impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions. 

Neurological conditions can cause

  • Debilitating weakness
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Decreases in mobility (movement)
  • Inability to walk or impaired gait patterns
  • Poor balance
  • Increased tone or spasticity
  • Impaired coordination
  • Interference with daily activities

Reduced mobility and decreased physical function can also lead to secondary complications such as impaired heart or lung function, fatigue, falls and social isolation.

Neurological Rehabilitation can help patients recover from a nervous system injury and may include some or all of the following:

  • Hands-on movement guidance
  • Supervised exercise programs
  • NDT Principles (
  • Function-based exercises
  • Activities to improve mobility (movement)
  • Muscle control exercises
  • Gait (walking) training
  • Balance re-training
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Spasticity and pain management
  • Range of motion/ stretching
  • Patient or family education

Neurological Rehabilitation at LV Physiotherapy is based upon the best available evidence, the patient’s specific goals and the physiotherapist’s experience working with a Neurological population. 

Who can benefit from Neurological Rehabilitation:

If you have been diagnosed with one of the following conditions, disorders or diseases, then Neurological Rehabilitation is right for you:

  • Stroke/CVA
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of Dementia
  • Huntington’s Chorea
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuro-Infections
  • Brain Tumor
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Migraine and other headache disorders
  • Balance disorders

What is a Neurological Disorder?

World Health Organization:

“Neurological disorders are diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. In other words, the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscles.

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide are affected by neurological disorders.”

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