Home physiotherapy helps restore range of motion, strength, normal movement patterns, gait, and daily function to the greatest extent possible.

The effects and symptoms of neurological disorders that have a degenerative, pathological, or traumatic origin can be challenging, but they are possible to manage in recovery. A physiotherapist can have an enormously positive impact on the quality of life and physical ability of patients living with such diseases.

Treatment emphasizes balance, gait, pain management, strengthening, home exercises, prevention of contractures, promotion of independence, and normalization of muscle tone. Physiotherapy intervention typically involves manual therapy, soft tissue release, self-care education, passive stretching, acupuncture, taping, bracing, and functional exercise.

Some common neurological disorders that can be treated include:

  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neuropathy
  • Brain injury
  • Sciatica
  • Stroke
  • ALS

For additional conditions, please see Surgery and Trauma and Seniors’ Health. Learn more about treatment techniques here.