Stroke and Neurological Rehab Program
ProActive's physical therapists, in addition to treating musculoskeletal problems, also work with individuals who have a neurological disorder or disease. These include Alzheimer's disease, ALS, brain injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury and stroke. Common problems of patients with neurological disorders include paralysis, vision impairment, poor balance, difficulty walking and loss of independence. Therapists work with patients to improve these areas of dysfunction.
A comprehensive physical therapy neurological evaluation is performed that includes: a thorough history, muscle strength evaluation, balance assessment, and functional mobility assessment. Once the impairments are identified, our physical therapy team works with the patient and family to develop a treatment plan that will help to maximize their function and quickly return the patient back to those activities they enjoy doing.
Depending upon the disorder and deficits identified, treatments may consist of balance training, endurance/strength training, practicing isolated movements, repeatedly changing from one kind of movement to another, and rehearsing complex movements that require a great deal of coordination and balance, such as walking up or down stairs or moving safely between obstacles. Ultimately, we transition their program into the home environment for long-term benefits.
At ProActive we encourage you to be proactive with your health. We can help you prevent the debilitating effects of falls or treat the injuries associated with them. Call one of our clinics today for a free consultation visit, e-mail your questions (info@ proactivesportspt.com), or visit us online at www.proactivesportspt.com for more information.