Neurological Rehab Specialist

Fyzical PT Center

Emily Rade, DPT

Therapy and Balance Center located in Plantation, FL

Injuries, infections, degenerative conditions, tumors, structural defects, and circulatory problems can damage your nervous system and leave you prone to a wide range of neurological disorders. At Fyzical PT Center in Plantation, Florida, top-rated physical therapist Dr. Emily Rade uses rehabilitative exercise to help men and women with neurological conditions alleviate pain, improve function, promote healing, and restore quality of life. To find out more, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Neurological Rehab Q & A

What is neurological rehabilitation?

Neurological rehabilitation is a physician-supervised program that uses therapeutic exercise to help people with nervous-system injuries, diseases, and disorders reduce symptoms, increase function, and ultimately regain mobility.

Some of the conditions that can benefit from neurological rehab include:

Traumatic injuries

Neurological rehab is often used to help facilitate optimal recovery after traumatic brain or spinal-cord injuries, including concussions.

Functional disorders

Functional neurological disorders, such as chronic headaches or migraines, seizure disorders, vertigo, and neuralgia, can often be relieved or improved through physical rehabilitation.

Infections

Rehab can often effectively address or relieve any lingering or long-term damage caused by meningitis, encephalitis, polio, brain abscesses, and other neurological infections.

Structural disorders

Structural or neuromuscular disorders that can be improved through rehabilitation include peripheral neuropathy, ambulatory dysfunction, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscular dystrophy, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and brain or spinal cord tumors.

Degenerative disorders

Neurological rehab is an important component of long-term care for patients with Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s, and other degenerative neurological disorders.

What does post-stroke rehabilitation involve?

Neurological rehab supports optimal recovery after a cerebrovascular accident such as an ischemic stroke, a hemorrhagic stroke, a subdural hematoma, or a transient ischemic attack (TIA).

Depending on its severity, the part of your brain it affected, and the length of time it took to receive medical care, a stroke may cause temporary or permanent disability. After a stroke, you may experience:

  • Paralysis or loss of muscle control
  • Speech difficulties or difficulty swallowing
  • Chronic pain, numbness, or tingling sensations
  • Memory loss or difficulty concentrating

For the more than 7 million Americans who have survived a stroke, post-stroke treatment includes neurological therapy in the immediate aftermath, followed by ongoing rehabilitation to help facilitate independence and promote long-term wellness.

How can neurological rehab help me?

The neurological physical rehabilitation program at Fyzical PT Center is designed to meet your individual needs based on your underlying problem, the extent of your condition, and your personal goals.

To optimize the time and effort you put into your own improvement or recovery, Dr. Rade develops an individually tailored treatment plan that gives you a series of milestones designed to take you toward your long-term goals, one step at a time. She can help you:

  • Find effective, long-term pain relief
  • Regain your strength and stamina
  • Increase your flexibility and range of motion
  • Restore normal movement and function
  • Improve your balance and coordination

To find out what neurological rehabilitation can do for you, call Fyzical PT Center or schedule an appointment online today.