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Neurological Disorders

Do You Suffer From A Neurological Disorder?

Nervous system disease or injury can create dramatic effects across the body affecting your ability to function. Even simple tasks can become extremely difficult.  The nervous system controls the muscles of the body, joint movements, balance and coordination. It is important to note that with the right kind of therapy you can improve your level of function, relieve pain, improve your balance, enhance walking and safety.

Physical therapy plays a vital role in maintaining function for individuals with neurological diseases or injuries. If you are having difficulty with coordination, strength, walking, balance or function then physical therapy is a necessity. We excel in treating neurological diseases and injuries, providing a comprehensive plan to help you reach your maximum level of function.

How physical therapy can help

Relieving pain

Nerve pain can come from a variety of issues but physical therapy helps to sooth irritated nerve endings and provide positive feedback to the nervous system. A variety of available treatments such as gentle hands- on therapy and soft tissue mobilization techniques, joint mobilizations, electrical stimulation and specialized nerve exercises may help your condition.

Improving function and safety

People suffering from neurological disease and injuries typically have a higher tendency for falls and injury.   Protective reactions can be improved through appropriate training techniques.   Many functional activity patterns such as squatting and stair climbing can be readily improved via the right rehabilitation program.

Walking and balance

With many common neurological conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis, walking and balance are greatly affected. We have extensive training to analyze your gait, balance and coordination. We will use an array of standardized tests to determine the best course of treatment and suggest assistive devices as medically necessary.

Activities of daily living

Adapting one’s lifestyle because of neurological disease or injury may be necessary. Our focus is on working with you to determine appropriate activity modifications that will allow you the greatest independence. Many common actions such as reaching, bending down, and getting up from a low chair can all be improved upon with the right physical therapy.

Contact us today at Crystal Lake, IL center to discover how our physical therapist can help you recover your independence and safety!