A neurological disorder can lead to balance problems, paralysis, muscle weakness, tremors, and poor coordination, among other symptoms affecting your brain and nerves. Gigi Malvas, RPT, CLT, and the team at Step Up Physical Therapy and Rehab in North Port, Florida, provide personalized treatment for various neurological disorders. Physical therapy treatments improve your movements, prevent falls, and slow the condition’s progression. Schedule your physical therapy consultation by calling Step Up Physical Therapy and Rehab or booking one online today.

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What are neurological disorders?

Neurological disorders are conditions affecting your brain and nerves, which make up your nervous system. These disorders often have long-term and permanent effects and can result in many different physical and psychological symptoms. It might be present from birth, or it can show up later in life.

The common symptoms of neurological disorders include:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Poor coordination
  • Seizures
  • Pain
  • Tremors
  • Paralysis
  • Language impairments
  • Cognitive changes (changes in your ability to think)

The team at Step Up Physical Therapy and Rehab provides a specialized comprehensive evaluation before developing a personalized rehabilitation plan. The goals of treatment include improving strength, balance and coordination to restore functional mobility and quality of life.

What are some of the most common neurological disorders?

Step Up Physical Therapy and Rehab specializes in physical therapy treatments for some of the most common neurological disorders in patients of all ages. You can get personalized holistic care for:

Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis is a disabling disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. The body’s immune system attacks the protective sheath that covers the nerve fibers and disrupts communication between the brain and the rest of the body.

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a disorder that affects the central nervous system, usually occurring among the middle-aged and elderly population. It is marked by symptoms like tremors, muscle rigidity, uncontrollable movements, impaired posture, balance, and walking.

Stroke

A stroke is a medical event where blood flow to the brain is blocked. This can lead to lasting brain damage and can cause mild to severe disability. Effects of stroke include paralysis or weakness on one side of the body, vision loss, slurred speech, walking difficulty, and behavioral changes.

How Does Physical Therapy help with neurological disorders?

The team at Step Up Physical Therapy and Rehab will work closely with you to set up a plan to meet your unique needs. Your care plan may involve several approaches common in physical therapy, including strength training, balance training, coordination exercises, gait training, and education on fall prevention techniques.

If you have symptoms of a neurological disorder and want to engage in physical therapy and rehabilitation, call Step Up Physical Therapy and Rehab, or book an appointment online today. If you have difficulty leaving your home to seek physical therapy treatment, we are able to provide services at your home through our partnership with local home health agencies. Feel free to inquire with our staff about this option.