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Neurological Rehab

The body’s nervous system can be damaged by injury, infection, structural defects, degeneration, tumors and more, which can cause any number of neurological disorders. No one is immune, as nerve disorders can occur in people of all ages. At FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers, experienced therapists work with those who suffer from common neurological conditions such as:Neurological Rehabilitation

  • Nerve and pain disorders
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Gait and balance disorders
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica and radiculopathies
  • Concussions

 

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a degenerative brain disorder that causes unintended, or uncontrolled movements such as shaking, stiffness and difficulty with balance and coordination.  Symptoms usually begin gradually and worsen over time. Research has shown that exercise can improve brain function and slow disease progression.

 

LSVT-BIG is a specific exercise program for persons with Parkinson’s Disease or other Parkinsonian disorders and Fyzical’s own Juli Groth, PT is a certified LSVT-BIG clinician.  This program targets the unique movement deficits of these patients.  Our highly educated staff of specially trained physical therapists will perform and individual assessment an implement an explicit treatment plan for each patient.

https://www.fyzical.com/bellingham/blog/LSVT-BIG

 

Multiple Sclerosis

  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease effecting the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves, also known as the central nervous system (CNS). While the exact cause of MS is unknown it is understood that something triggers the immune to attack the protective cover, or myelin sheath, of the nerves resulting in disruption in the signal to and from the brain.

 

  Sign and symptoms of MS vary widely and depend on the location and severity of nerve damage.  These unpredictable symptoms can include numbness, tingling, pain, memory problems, mood changes, fatigue, blindness, and/or paralysis. For some people theses changes may be temporary or long lasting.

  While there is no cure for MS there are many treatment options, including skilled physical therapy, that can help speed recovery from attacks, manage symptoms, and modify the course of the disease. 

 

https://www.nationalmssociety.org/

 

Post-Polio Syndrome

  Post-polio syndrome (PPS) only impacts people who once had a polio infection.  Polio is viral infection most widely characterized by paralysis.  These potentially disabling signs and symptoms of PPS typically appear 30-40 years after initial infection. Today, thanks to the vaccine created by Dr. Jonas Salk, polio spread has been greatly reduced and very few people in developed countries are infected.

  PPS common signs and symptoms can include, but not limited to, muscle weakness and pain, easily fatigued, breathing difficulties, and decreased tolerance to cold temperatures.  Our highly skilled team of physical therapists can tailor a program to meet your specific needs and goals to maximize your independence and minimize your symptoms.

 

Cerebral Palsy

  Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in children.  It is a group of disorders that is caused by abnormal brain development, or damage to the developing brain, affecting a person’s ability to control their movements, maintain balance, and posture.

  Like most disorders of the brain the symptoms of CP vary from person to person, but the disease does not progress over time.  Instead, some of the after effects of the disease can have a significant impact on an individual.  Such as joint pain, contractures, balance, and gait which would be evaluated by one of our physical therapist and then an individualized plan focused on the patient and their specific goals will be made.

 

Stroke

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain, or within the brain, is either blocked by a clot or bursts.  When this happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs resulting in brain cell death.

  The brain is an extremely complex organ that is the control center of the body.  If a stroke occurs and blood flow can’t reach a specific region of the brain for a particularly body function, that part of the body won’t work as it should.  Our highly skilled team of expert physical therapists will evaluate you and tailor a program to matching your unique needs. 

 

https://www.stroke.org/