Neurological Disorders Kitchener, Waterloo & Elmira, ON

Neurological Disorders

A physiotherapist with advanced training in neurological therapy can best develop a plan of care using a variety of treatment techniques to help restore function and help you move better with a neurological condition.

Neuro Therapy and physiotherapy

Neuro therapy is a non-invasive treatment that allows individuals to gain information about their brain activity and learn how to change it. Brainwave activity is measured with an EEG, and “brain maps” are created. Physiotherapists work closely with those who specialize in neurological therapy. Without physiotherapy following a neurological injury, patients may be unable to perform certain activities, lose function and lose their independence. Physiotherapists who specialize in neurology work with a wide range of patients who may have the following conditions:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects the brain’s nerve cells. It’s a progressive disease. The disease causes slurred speech, severe tremors and irregular facial expressions. physiotherapy has been shown to help those with chronic conditions like Parkinson’s disease. It improves flexibility and strength. As a matter of fact, physiotherapy is now an essential part of many treatment plans. Your physiotherapist can help address the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, such as gait, freezing and dystonia.

Stroke is a leading cause of disability in adults. Your physiotherapist is part of the stroke rehabilitation team and will develop an individualized plan for the best outcome. Your physiotherapist can help you improve walking and balance, train you on how to use assistive devices and provide training for your caregivers. Therapy typically includes constraint-induced movement therapy, functional electrical stimulation, motor image, partial body weight support and neuro therapy like biofeedback. Biofeedback is a type of neurological therapy that helps you be aware of how your muscles work and how you can change things. The therapist will attach electrodes to your skin, so you can see measurements of muscle activity on a screen. The goal of your physiotherapist is to help you regain functional skills after a stroke, so you can get back to your life.

With multiple sclerosis, it’s likely that you’ll be feeling weakness, fatigue and pain. physiotherapy can help you manage the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. A physiotherapist will help you with stretches to ease muscle spasms, exercises to keep muscles strong and specific range-of-motion exercises for movement. With physiotherapy, you can improve balance problems and trouble moving your body. You’ll also be given expert instruction on how to use assistive devices, such as a cane or wheelchair. A physiotherapist can help you through all the stages of multiple sclerosis.

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  • BELMONT CLINIC

    Belmont Centre for Physical Medicine
    564 Belmont Avenue West, Suite 301
    Kitchener, Ontario N2M 5N6

    Phone : (519) 743-4355 Fax : (519) 743-6787 belmont@sosphysiotherapy.ca

  • ELMIRA CLINIC

    Behind Wellness Centre ( Clock Tower )
    3 Wyatt Street East, Suite 2
    Elmira, Ontario N3B 2H4

    Phone : (519) 669-1212 Fax : (519) 669-0800 elmira@sosphysiotherapy.ca

  • CAMPUS CLINIC

    University of Waterloo Student Life Centre
    200 University Avenue West
    Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

    Phone : (519) 884-0767 Fax : (519) 884-9161 campus@sosphysiotherapy.ca