Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy helps to improve movement and can be beneficial for those with spinal cord injuries and neurological conditions. The brain, spinal cord and central nervous system are responsible for movement control and sensation. Injury and disease to these areas therefore impacts movement related functions. Further decreased activity can then lead to secondary health problems, decreased independence, affecting your overall quality of life.

Physical Therapy can teach patients how to move correctly and regain some or all their function. Treatment can involve any of the following:

Our physical therapists can also help evaluate your situation and provide recommendations for supportive equipment like wheelchairs, lifts, walkers, and canes.

Starting physical therapy as early as possible after the onset of a neurological condition or soon after a spinal cord injury, can slow the progression of movement complexities. Physical therapy can also promote neural recovery and is a key defense in reducing or preventing other complications.