Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Injuries can present many different ways depending on which level the injury occurred at. Physical therapy is tailored to patients’ needs based on their level of function and goals. Physical therapy can help work on things such as wheelchair positioning, compensatory techniques, range of motion, strength training, and ambulation.
Cerebrovascular Accidents can cause weakness, difficulty with skilled movement, impaired speech, and obstacles while performing activities of daily living. Physical therapy can help improve functional mobility, motor re-education, sensory awareness, and other appropriate therapeutic strategies based on a patient’s specific level of function and goals.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries may result in difficulty with walking, speech, balance, and functional motor tasks. Physical therapy can help with these difficulties, as well as teach compensatory mechanisms to improve activities of daily living.
Cerebral Palsy may cause abnormal muscle tone, poor posture control, motor delays, and balance impairments. Physical therapy can help normalize tone, educate patients and caregivers, increase range of motion and strength, improve balance and mobility skills, and work towards functional goals.
Multiple Sclerosis may result in a patient presenting with increased fatigue, decreased balance, impaired coordination, and overall decreased mobility. Physical therapy can help patients that have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis maintain their current level of function, increase their endurance, practice balance activities, and more!
Parkinson’s Disease can lead to difficulty initiating and stopping movements, shuffling gait patterns, poor posture, and slow movements. Physical therapy will help maximize endurance, strength, and functional mobility for people that have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Balance activities, gait training, and stretching are other important aspects that might be included in a physical therapy treatment session.
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