Neurological Therapy

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What Is Neurological Therapy?

Neurological Therapy is designed for those with disease, injury, or disorders of the nervous system. Neurological therapy can maximize movement and function, reduce symptoms and improve the overall well being of the patient.

Your nervous system is a complex system that coordinates and regulates body activities. It consists of two divisions:

Central nervous system – This section of the system contains your spinal cord and brain.

Peripheral nervous system – this encompasses the nerves that run through your body and a system called the autonomic nervous system which regulates things like heart rate, breathing, digestion, etc.

There are also organs of the nervous system such as:

  • Sensory organs like taste and smell
  • Sensory receptors in your muscles, joints, skin, and other areas of your body.

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Physiotherapy Services & Treatments

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This appointment is your opportunity to tell us what hurts and discover whether neurological therapy is a good fit for you! During this session, you will talk with a therapist on a phone call (or online) and create the right care plan specifically for your pain. There is no obligation, this session is only to find out if neurological therapy can help you getting back to doing the things you love in life.

About PainHero

If you’re like most you don’t want to wait days or weeks to get treated for your pain. And you don’t want to have to spend your time calling nearby clinics to find the one who can see you the fastest.

That’s where PainHero comes In – Canada’s largest network of physiotherapists, chiropractors, and registered massage therapists. 

Our Platform is used by clinics where they post their open appointment times. So you can quickly compare availability and wait times for clinics near you without having to pick up the phone. Then book an appointment within seconds and even see someone that day if you want. So you can get back to doing the things you love faster.

Plus unlike other sites who let anyone on or just rely on google reviews. We hand pick clinics based on a 50-point inspection, which includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust, cost, and general excellence.

Why PainHero?

Improve the way your body moves so you can continue to do the things you love. PainHero is Canada’s largest network of physiotherapists, chiropractors, and registered massage therapists. Our mission is to make it easy for you to find the top clinics in your community. We handpick the top clinics using our 50 point inspection based on patient reviews, complaints, and patient outcomes. 

Whether you’re seeking pain relief or preventative care, you can expect our patient-centric approach to be new and different from any healthcare experience you’ve had before. Perhaps even life-changing.  

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The Ultimate Guide To Neurological Disorders and An Effective Way To Treat Them

Signs and Symptoms of Nervous System Disorders

What is a neurological disorder? It is any condition involving the structures of the nervous system. The most common signs and symptoms of these types of conditions include:

  • Tingling sensation or loss of feeling
  • Loss of muscle strength or weakness
  • Balance issues
  • Double vision or problems with vision
  • Memory loss
  • Impaired mental ability
  • Lack of coordination
  • Speech problems
  • Muscle atrophy (wasting)
  • Seizures and Tremors
  • Back pain that radiates to feet, toes as well as other body parts

What Causes a Neurological Disorder?

The cause can be quite diverse. The brain and spinal cord are insulated by numerous membranes that are vulnerable to pressure or force. Even just a small disturbance to a neuron’s structural pathway can cause a neurological disorder. There are also peripheral nerves located deep under the skin that can also be damaged. Additionally there are conditions that cause these nervous structures to deteriorate such as Multiple Sclerosis.

The most common causes include:

  • Infections
  • Genetics
  • Poor nutrition
  • Trauma or injuries
  • Environmental influences
  • Lifestyle-related causes

Neurological health courtesy of Body Science Therapy & Performance Centre (Read the caption)

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What Conditions Can Benefit From Neurological Therapy?

Injuries, infections, degenerative diseases, structural defects, can all affect or impair the nervous system. Some conditions that can benefit from Neurological therapy are:

  • Infections – meningitis, encephalitis, polio, and brain abscesses
  • Trauma to the spinal cord or brain (concussion)
  • Degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington chorea, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and Parkinson disease.
  • Stroke
  • Headaches, dizziness, neuralgia, and seizure disorders.

How Does Neurological Physiotherapy Help

It works through a phenomenon called neuroplasticity where your brain is able to form new neural connections that are responsible for movement. Neuro Physiotherapy is different from traditional physiotherapy in that it takes advantage of this phenomenon to help rewire the brain to learn or relearn tasks and abilities.

This can help a patient with a functional neurological disorder relearn to walk, stand, sit, as well as perform daily activities.

The exercises are repeated both in the clinic and at home to ensure muscle tone and function are optimized.

What Is The Difference Between Physiotherapy and Neuro Physiotherapy?

Neurological Physiotherapy is a specialized form of Physiotherapy which specializes in treatment of those with movement problems due to disease or injury of the nervous system.

Neuro Physiotherapy has shown effective in treating:

Neurological Physiotherapy is crucial for those who currently have neurological diseases or injuries. Your spinal cord, brain, and central nervous system control certain movements and sensations. When this area is injured it can cause the death of cells that control certain movements and sensations causing loss of function.

However after a neurological disorder or injury there is a certain period of time where the cells that are not injured in the brain or spinal cord can learn to control the missing functions with neurological physiotherapy. This occurs under the phenomenon of neuroplasticity, explained above.

What To Expect In Neurological Physiotherapy Treatment

Your Physiotherapist’s ultimate goal is to tailor their treatment based on your functional goals. They will help you reach your goals through education and specific exercises to optimize neuroplasticity. They can work with patients in a hospital, at a physiotherapist’s office, or even in the comfort of your own home.

Most patients want to return to the highest level of function and independence possible while improving their quality of your life.

To help you reach these goals neurological therapy may include:

  • Exercise to improve muscle control, gait (walking), and balance.
  • Exercise to retrain the bowel and bladder
  • Help with daily living activities such as dressing, handwriting, cooking, basic housekeeping, eating, bathing, and eating.
  • Activities to improve cognitive impairments such as issues with memory, attention, concentration, and poor judgment.
  • Assistive devices to promote greater independence.
  • Stress and pain management. 
  • Emotional support
A typical session will include balance training, strength training, and stretching. These exercises help retrain the muscles and the brain to work together more efficiently.

The key is to start physiotherapy for neurological conditions as early as possible. Physiotherapy can help slow down the progression of nerve dysfunction and even strengthen existing nerve connections.

A patient from Neuromotion Centre for Rehabilitation during his neuromotion session

How Long Will It Take to Get Better?

It depends on the extent of the damage/injury and also when the injury started or occurred. The earlier you start neuro physiotherapy the better your success rate. Also the willingness of the person to do what’s needed to achieve a successful outcome will also determine success. Finally, it’s important that caregivers and family members are engaged in the process to ensure the exercises are performed at home too. This also helps improve the patient’s morale and attitude.

Where Can I Find a Neuro Physiotherapist Near Me?

Simply click the find a clinic button on this page to find one near you. Painhero makes it easy to find great Physiotherapy clinics near you who specialize in Neuro Physiotherapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no cure but excercises can have a significant impact on the symptoms and progression of the disease.

With proper treatment the symptoms can improve and go away entirely.

By maintaining a healthy blood pressure and weight, avoiding smoking, exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet.

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Neurological therapy is one of several possible methods for relieving pain that do not rely on prescription medications and all the side effects and baggage they come with. Not to mention that most drugs can only mask pain, but rarely address root causes. Find a clinic if you are suffering from muscle tightness, soreness, or pain to improve your quality of life, today.

About Taylor Sipos

Taylor is a physiotherapist at The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic located in Toronto, Ontario. He treats patients with various musculoskeletal conditions using patient education, exercise therapy, manual therapy and acupuncture. His treatment philosophy involves giving his patient’s the means to self-manage their injuries. He does this through reassurance, education and health promotion. Taylor uses the same principles as a patient educator at Pain Hero. He aims to provide you with high-quality, easy to understand information to teach you about your condition and how to improve it.