Due to damage caused to the central nervous system, the messages from the brain do not pass to some parts of the body. This may cause loss of movement, uncoordinated movement, weak & floppy muscles, spasm, and tremor. Neurological physiotherapy is a solution that enables passage of messages from the brain through repetitive actions and exercises. Many of our clients who undergo neurological physiotherapy have improved symptoms such as difficulties with loss of balance, loss of hand & arm, leg functions, walking, and pain.
Our team of highly trained specialist physiotherapists has an expertise in the treatment of neurological conditions including:
- Head Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Nexus team understands that every patient is unique and their goals for recovery are different. During the first consultation, we examine the condition and create personalized recovery goals. These goals vary from walking, running, returning to work, or indulging in sport activities again. We are proud to inform that we have even helped a client to achieve the aim of walking down the aisle!
We conduct physiotherapy sessions by specialized experts in neurological physiotherapy, therapeutic exercise instructors, or physiotherapy assistants with individual patients or in a group exercise classes. Following the initial assessment, we advise further course of action and assessments such as occupational or speech therapies. Our specialized professionals are eager to help you. All you need to do is book an appointment.
Physiotherapy after surgery:
The post-operative physiotherapy protocol plays a crucial role in achieving the desired results following the surgery. Physiotherapists are familiar with the different and unique protocols that need to be followed by patients and design the program based on individual circumstances. Specifically, post-operative physiotherapy takes place in three phases, the early recovery phase, the strength & range of motion phase, and the functional restoration phase.
Early Recovery Phase -
This phase starts as soon as the patient gets a discharge from the surgery and need to be conducted until tissues are fully healed, the swelling is dissipated, and the pain is relieved.
During this period, physiotherapists are focused on the following:
- Relief of pain
- Lowering the swelling
- Individual therapy for regaining joint motion
- Assisting with walking as early as possible
- Prescription of gait aids such as walkers or canes along with instructions on their proper use
- Easy and simple exercises to be performed to regain muscle function without disruption in healing
Strength and Range of Motion Phase -
After reaching the particular targets and eliminating pain & swelling after the surgery, the physiotherapy program will be focused on normalization of the range of movements, mechanics, and strength of the body parts.
During this time, your post-op physiotherapy program will likely include:
- Strength exercises with more intensity
- Beginning of few balance and proprioception tasks
- More intense manual therapy to regain full joint motions
- Soft tissue treatment to regain full mobility
Functional Restoration Phase -
When the surgical area gains enough strength to perform complex exercises safely, then we opt for the functional restoration phase of post-op physiotherapy program. Depending on the personal requirement, physiotherapists at Nexus design physiotherapy program of each patient to meet their physical targets.
During this period, the following exercises are followed: ·
- High intensity exercises to reach a complex functional goal
- More intense and complex balance and proprioception exercises
- Matrix Therapy for regaining full joint motion (if not already achieved)
No need to search physiotherapy near me when you can avail services of Nexus
physiotherapists for an ideal recovery following surgery. Book an appointment soon.