Neuro Physiotherapy is a specialized branch of Physiotherapy which helps in treating the patients who are suffering from various problems that are caused due to neurological condition. Injury to the nervous system – whether to the Brain, Spinal cord, or the peripheral nerves could occur due to many reasons like Trauma, Certain infections, Birth defects like Cerebral palsy, Deficiency diseases like Rickets, Vitamin B-12 deficiency, etc.
Any Neurological condition that affects the person’s movement or physical ability is treated by Neuro physiotherapy. It might take long-term sessions to bring the results but definitely works the best in gaining natural functions.
Neuro Physiotherapy helps in treating problems like Paralysis of muscles whether of legs or both the hands or either side of the body.
Problem treated in Neuro Physiotherapy also includes:
➤ Head injury
➤ Spinal cord injury
➤ Alzheimer’s Disease
➤ Bell’s Palsy
➤ Brain tumors
➤ Epilepsy/ Seizures
➤ Parkinson’s disease in the elderly
➤ Muscular Dystrophy
For the patients who are advised to have surgery as a treatment option, if they take proper physiotherapy sessions i.e. Early rehab etc., it can help in avoiding surgeries or delaying it by helping you in doing Maximum work in a pain-free manner. Physiotherapy is undoubtedly the best treatment option one must consider over pills and surgeries.
A neuro physiotherapist focuses on assessing and treating people with movement disorders that have resulted from injury or disease to the brain, spinal cord, or extremities of the body. He aims to improve the quality of life by maximizing one’s potential.
He treats to provide recovery from injury and to minimize and/or compensate for any functional alterations resulting from it and to make a patient independent for his/her ADLs – Activity of Daily Living).
Minor injuries may need 4-5 sessions of physiotherapy. For soft tissue injuries, it takes 6 – 8 weeks, as it is the time taken for soft tissue to heal in most cases and more chronic or serious conditions take around 2 or more months of treatment depending on the level of progress.
Yes, neuro physiotherapists help in restoring the sensation in the limbs affected due to paralysis. Although this treatment takes time manual therapy provided by us supported by advanced equipment promotes early recovery from paralysis.
When you’re under the care of a physical therapist, they may assign a specific number of sets or repetitions of an exercise to do according to your physical condition. As a result, you don’t tend to exert yourself or overdo the exercises.