Neurological physiotherapy relates to the assessment and treatment of people who have a neurological condition resulting from damage to their brain, spinal cord or nerves. This could be conditions as;

  • Stroke

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Parkinson

  • Brain injury

  • Muscular dystrophy

  • Multiple complex syndromes like: Guillian barre, post-polio syndrome

or other neurological conditions.

Physiotherapy for brain injury involves everything to stimulate the brain. When the brain is injured, there either will be problems with the incoming sensory pathways or the motor pathways or both. If there is no stimulation of the sensory pathway (sensory) for input there will be also no output from the motor pathway, what leads to movement and mobility. This specific stimulation is essential because ‘The brain grows only through use’.

Important to mention is, especially when it comes to neurological disorders, that the earlier the rehabilitation starts, the faster the recovery and the better the outcome will be !!

 

Neurological physiotherapy can help patients develop and improve motor skills such as;

  • Balance

  • Gait analysis and training

  • Transfer training

  • Neuromuscular retraining and strengthening

  • Joint problems

  • Safety training

  • Orthotics consultations

  • Retraining and advice by daily activities or reintegration of work or sport

Please contact our physiotherapists team. Marjolein Nieuwpoort is our specialist when it comes to neurological physiotherapy.

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