What is a neurological condition?
Neurological disorders are issues of the central and peripheral nervous systems, meaning a dysfunction of an individual’s brain, spinal cord, or nerves. Neurological disorders are among the most frightening illnesses with which a person may have to deal. The condition can often affect gait patterns, functional mobility, flexibility, and muscle strength. Some neurological conditions that we treat at Progression Physical Therapy are: Post-concussion, Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism, Stroke (CVA), and other Balance Disorders. Impairments due to a neurological condition can be small or large and can have a varying impact on an individual’s functional mobility.
The goal when treating a neurological disorder is to restore as much of the patient’s mobility as possible to allow them more freedom of movement throughout their environment with decreased risk for falls, injury, or pain. We tailor our care to each patient and will work with each patient to create and reach realistic goals. Our focus is specifically on gaining improvements in balance, posture, strengthening, flexibility, and functional mobility. We place particular emphasis on helping to make activities of daily living easier and safer to perform. We provide all patients, families, caregivers, and friends with a comprehensive clinical education regarding their condition, adherence to a safe and effective home exercise program (for flexibility and functional strengthening), and manual therapy (for pain control as needed). No amount of physical therapy can stop these conditions or their effects on movement entirely. However, therapy can help slow down the progression of your condition, and reduce the chance of collateral issues due to immobility or strength loss.