Neurological physical therapy is focused on evaluating and treating individuals with disorders affecting the central nervous system.
Neurological physical therapy is a specialized branch of physical therapy focused on evaluating and treating individuals with disorders affecting the central nervous system. This encompasses conditions like stroke, brain injuries, and neurodegenerative diseases. Neurological physical therapy helps enhance function and independence through individually tailored and evidence-based interventions. These interventions typically include aerobic and strengthening exercises, neuromuscular re-education, balance and gait training, and use of assistive devices to improve motor control, strength, and coordination. Neurological physical therapists also utilize modalities like functional electrical stimulation and manual techniques to improve function.