Neurological Physical Therapy

Neurological Physical Therapy services offered in East Point, GA
Neurological Physical Therapy

Neurological Physical Therapy services offered in East Point, GA

If you struggle with neurological symptoms associated with a stroke, vertigo, Parkinson’s disease, or multiple sclerosis (MS), see the experts at PT Works in East Point, Georgia. Teresa Bristol, PT, Cert DN, DPT, and her outstanding team provide comprehensive neurological physical therapy to reduce bothersome symptoms and restore neuromuscular function. Call the office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

Neurological Physical Therapy Q&A

What is neurological physical therapy?

Neurological physical therapy is a specialized therapy used to reduce the lingering neurological effects of:

  • Vertigo
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Progressive neurological conditions
  • Spasticity/tone
  • Polyneuropathies
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Ataxia
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

This therapy addresses abnormal nerve and motor function to improve balance, coordination, and your ability to complete the typical activities of daily living.

What are the benefits of neurological physical therapy?

The advantages of undergoing neurological physical therapy at PT Works include:

  • Improved nerve functioning
  • Better balance
  • Enhanced eye-hand coordination
  • Increased range of motion
  • Improved strength and functional movements
  • Better postural alignment
  • Improved gait (the way you walk)
  • Easier, safer mobility
  • Lowered risk of falls
  • Stabilized core (firmer midsection)
  • Improved endurance
  • Better visual perception
  • Enhanced motor control

Neurological physical therapy can dramatically improve your quality of life and ability to care for yourself and your family.

Is neurological physical therapy right for me?

The PT Works team completes an evaluation to determine if you’re a candidate for neurological physical therapy. They review your symptoms, medication, and medical history before completing physical and neurological exams.

They request a referral for nerve testing, imaging procedures, and/or other diagnostic tests to determine which physical therapy is best suited to you.

What should I expect during neurological physical therapy?

During neurological physical therapy sessions at PT Works, your specialist helps you complete condition-specific exercises, balance activities, fine motor activities, and stretches that help you regain neuromuscular function.

Specific activities you might complete include:

  • Canalith repositioning maneuvers (a vertigo therapy)
  • Oculomotor exercises (exercises to help weak eye muscles)
  • Gaze stabilization exercises (another vertigo treatment)
  • Habituation exercises (exercises to compensate for a damaged inner ear)
  • Balance training
  • Gait training (adjusting the way you walk)
  • Strength exercises
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Dry needling
  • Spinal manipulation

They demonstrate activities you can do at home between treatments at PT Works to maximize your results.

How many neurological physical therapy treatments do I need?

The PT Works team tailors each neurological physical therapy treatment to your specific needs and goals. You might meet with a therapist several times weekly or as needed for several weeks, months, or years. They’ll tell you when to schedule your next session and how often to attend treatments.

Call the PT Works office or use the online booking feature today to learn more about neurological physical therapy.