APT Neurological Rehabilitation 2017-03-30T17:11:47+00:00

Neurological Rehabilitation

Every injury or disorder has a neurological component that needs to be assessed and treated appropriately to optimize outcomes. Whether we are treating a shoulder dislocation from a sports injury, teaching a client how to walk again, or training a client about postural alignment, understanding how the nervous system works and communicates to every part of the body is essential to maximizing healing and return to functional activities. The brain supplies the programming that tells the nervous system to deliver commands to move our arms, fingers, legs and toes and at the same time to regulate our organ functions and temperature.  It’s an amazing system when it works normally. But when trauma occurs to a tissue, this nervous system can be strained, irritated and damaged leading to a disruption in the brain and/or tissues to regulate, repair and heal itself.

We specialize in neurological rehabilitation and understand how to help our clients regain access to their nervous system and re-stimulate pathways that allow the brain to relearn behaviors and movement patterns essential for healing. Our manual therapy approach allow us to “unlock” pathways that help the brain re-establish connections to atrophied muscles.  Our treatment techniques allow us to resolve irritated and inflammed nerves necessary for the targeted muscle or visceral organ tissue to heal and repair. We provide a comprehensive neurological evaluation to identify the areas of physical, neurological, vestibular and cognitive impairments that require attention. Our treatment approach with manual therapy and exercise allows us to treat these complex impairments successfully.

Conditions We Treat

NEUROLOGICAL AND GENERAL CONDITIONS

  • Vestibular and Balance Dysfunction
  • Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Vertigo/Dizziness, Tinnitus
  • Gait Disorders
  • Kinesthesia, Proprioception
  • Neural Tension
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Pre and Post Partum Pain or Deconditioning
  • Bladder Control Dysfunction
  • Chronic Pain

Balance and Fall Prevention

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 out of 3 adults (aged 65 and older) falls every year and less than half talk to their healthcare providers about it. Physical activity is a major factor in keeping good health and maintaining independence through the aging process. The balance and stability program at Advance Physical Therapy, Inc. is designed to develop balance, coordination, endurance, flexibility, and strength to reduce the risk of falls and improve activities of daily living. The most effective single fall prevention intervention is exercise, but first we need to identify the weakness in order to prescribe the appropriate training.

This program incorporates a thorough balance and fall assessment with baseline testing, neuromuscular evaluation, discussion of family history and risk factors, followed by exercises targeting balance, reaction time, posture, gait and functional activities of daily living.

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Each client receives one-on-one attention from our physical therapist and assistance in order to specifically refine each stage of the balance treatment program. A home exercise program is prescribed and caregiver and family training is provided to ensure that there is continuity of exercise progression from our clinic to the home. We track and record their progress at each visit and can assess where their strengths and weaknesses exist in order to optimize a positive outcome. Their progress is communicated with their physician, caregivers and personal trainers so that there is a guided continuity of care.

Our mission is to help people improve their performance in everyday activities, sports and recreation by educating them on how preventive wellness, balance and exercise can be the cheaper way to living a richer life.

Advance Physical Therapy is about unlocking untapped potential and empowering individuals to reach their highest level of recovery.