Neurological physiotherapy involves the treatment of people with movement and function disorders that have originated from problems within the body’s nervous and neuromuscular system. Damage to your central nervous system, including your brain and spinal cord, means that the messages from your brain are not reaching the affected parts of your body.
These conditions often manifest themselves as muscle weakness, poor balance, and coordination, uncontrolled muscle spasm, and tremors, loss of function and decreased sensation.
SPINAL CORD INJURY
A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that causes temporary or permanent changes in its function.
NERVE ROOT IMPINGEMENT
The pain occurs when the spinal cord or spinal nerve is irritated by the pressure or a chemical reaction from the displaced herniated material.
Ischemic strokes occur when the arteries to your brain become narrowed or blocked, causing severely reduced blood flow (ischemia).
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force injures the brain.
Bell's palsy is a condition in which the muscles on one side of your face become weak or paralyzed. It's caused by some kind of trauma to the seventh cranial nerve.
Cervical spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal disks in your neck.
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel.
Peripheral neuropathy refers to the conditions that result when nerves that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord from and to the rest of the body are damaged or diseased.
Parkinson's disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand.
AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control.
Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rapid-onset muscle weakness caused by the immune system damaging and its body mistakenly attacks the peripheral nerves and damages their myelin insulation.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a long-term neuromuscular disease that leads to varying degrees of skeletal muscle weakness. The most commonly affected muscles are those of the eyes, face, and swallowing.
Huntington disease is a progressive brain disorder that causes uncontrolled movements, emotional problems, and loss of thinking ability (cognition).
VESTIBULAR BALANCE DISORDERS
Dizziness and vertigo are symptoms of a vestibular balance disorder. Balance disorders can strike at any age, but are most common as you get older.
Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of muscle diseases that results in increasing weakening and breakdown of skeletal muscles over time.