Treatment for Common Neurological Conditions


Neurological Conditions

Did you know that a number of common neurological conditions can be treated through the assistance of physical therapy? Farmingdale Physical Therapy East is specially trained to treat you during difficult times after recovering from a stroke or when diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Our physical therapists will be able to provide assistance and specified care for these patients, giving them the attention that they deserve. We offer physical therapy near Bethpage with two convenient locations including Massapequa and Farmingdale. Our services include neurological rehabilitation, with an emphasis on specially designed programs for improved neurological function.

 Neurological Conditions – What Are They?

Neurological conditions are diseases that affect movement, speech, learning, breathing, swallowing, and learning. They often affect/complicate the relationship of the brain to the rest of the body. This relationship is hindered by diseases such as a CVA (cardiovascular accident), stroke, Parkinson’s disease, or Myasthenia Gravis. The disease can be attributed to an embolism affecting the cardiovascular health of the brain, a deficiency of dopamine response in the brain (Parkinson’s disease), or antibodies against communication channels between the brain and muscles. Even something as minor as a headache can cause debilitating consequences including problems with motor function. Below is a list of neurological conditions that can be benefited from pursuing physical therapy near Bethpage.

  • Stroke, neuropathy, and nerve impingement.

  • Cerebral palsy.

  • Multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

  • Radiculopathy and spinal cord injury.

How Can Physical Therapy Help Treat Neurological Conditions?

Seeing a physical therapist is critical as one part of a holistic approach to treating neurological disease. Physical therapists will work with you to optimize the range of motion to help rehabilitate the muscles. Each case is approached uniquely. During neurological injury such as a stroke, there is a period of time where cells are not dead and are able to recover by re-familiarizing with common movements and spaces in relationship to others. A physical therapist works with a patient to focus on rehabilitation exercises including walking, jaw movement, flexing the arms and bending at the knees. While these movements sound simple, working with a physical therapist allows someone to complete these exercises with the extra assistance they may need. In addition, a physical therapist is an expert in teaching repetitive motions specially designed to enhance cognitive exchange between the brain and muscles.

When Should I Work With Physical Therapy?

An outpatient physical therapist should be seen the week of discharge from a hospital. In most cases, the sooner you start working with physical therapy, the better.  At Farmingdale Physical Therapy East, or therapists can work with you and your doctor to track improvement and make suggestions for optimal recovery. The therapy needs to be repetitive to be effective, so it is recommended to see our therapist weekly.

Contact us if you have a neurological condition in order to make physical therapy part of your recovery process. If you notice signs or symptoms of stroke, go to the hospital immediately.  Farmingdale Physical Therapy East offers physical therapy near Bethpage and we are here for you always. Give us a call today!

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