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What is Neurologic Physical Therapy?

Neurological rehabilitation, or neurorehabilitation, is a specialized branch of healthcare focused on helping individuals who have experienced neurological injuries or conditions to recover and improve their functional abilities. This field of rehabilitation is dedicated to addressing functional impairments and physical limitiations that result from disorders of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Neurological rehabilitation typically involves a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, that may include physiatrists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and others, who work collaboratively to design and implement individualized treatment plans. These plans aim to enhance a person's quality of life and independence by addressing various aspects of their physical, cognitive, emotional, and social well-being. Neurorehab is appropriate for people with neurological injuries, such as stroke (CVA), spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI) or brain cancer; progressive conditions, like Parkinson's Disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and anterolateral sclerosis (ALS); and acute or chronic conditions such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), post-concussive syndrome, chronic COVID syndrome and functional neurologic disorder (FND). The specific goals and strategies of neurorehab can vary widely based on the individual's needs and the nature of their neurological condition, but they often involve exercises, therapies, and interventions aimed at improving mobility, strength, balance, coordination, cognition, communication skills, and overall functional independence. It is important to find a neurorehab team that is educated, trained and has experience with the condition you are living with.

Who is Neurologic Physical Therapy for?

Neurologic physical therapists are equipped to work with those experiencing injury or disease of the central nervous system. The central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord, and peripheral nerves can be affected by various conditions, injuries, and diseases, making neurologic physical therapy essential for those seeking to improve their functional abilities and overall quality of life. Here are some key aspects of neurologic physical therapy: 1. Assessment and Evaluation: Neurologic physical therapists conduct thorough assessments to understand the specific impairments and functional limitations of each patient. They use various tools and techniques to evaluate a patient's movement, strength, balance, coordination, and sensory perception. This information guides the development of individualized treatment plans. 2. Individualized Treatment Plans: Once the assessment is complete, neurologic physical therapists create tailored treatment plans to address the unique needs and goals of the patient. These plans are designed to maximize recovery and functional independence. They often incorporate a combination of therapeutic exercises, hands-on techniques, and assistive devices. 3. Conditions Treated: Neurologic physical therapy is appropriate for a wide range of neurological conditions and injuries, including but not limited to: Stroke: To aid in the recovery of motor skills, coordination, and mobility. Traumatic Brain Injury: To address cognitive and physical impairments resulting from head injuries. Spinal Cord Injury: To improve strength, mobility, and independence in individuals with varying levels of paralysis. Parkinson's Disease: To enhance balance, reduce tremors, and improve gait and posture. Multiple Sclerosis: To manage symptoms and maintain functional abilities. Cerebral Palsy: To help children and adults improve their motor skills and mobility. Neuropathies: To address nerve-related issues affecting movement and sensation. Other neurological disorders and injuries: Tailored treatment is available for various conditions. 4. Goal-Oriented Rehabilitation: Neurologic physical therapy is goal-oriented, focusing on specific functional outcomes. Goals may include regaining the ability to walk, improving balance, reducing pain, or enhancing overall quality of life. Therapists work closely with patients to set achievable objectives. 5. Techniques and Modalities: Neurologic physical therapists use a wide range of techniques and modalities, including therapeutic exercises, gait training, functional electrical stimulation, neuromuscular reeducation, manual therapy, and balance training. They may also incorporate adaptive equipment or orthotics to assist patients in their daily activities. 6. Long-Term Care: In many cases, neurologic physical therapy involves long-term care to address chronic or progressive conditions. Therapists aim to provide ongoing support and adapt treatment plans as patients' needs evolve over time. Neurologic physical therapy is an essential component of comprehensive care for individuals with neurological conditions or injuries. It can significantly improve a patient's functional abilities and enhance their overall quality of life by promoting independence and mobility. Patients typically work closely with their therapists to achieve their rehabilitation goals and regain as much functionality as possible.

Where do you see patients?

We provide care for patients in the San Francisco Bay Area. Your therapist will visit your home for treatment sessions. 

How often do you see patients?

Following a thorough evalutation, your therapist will recommend the appropriate frequency and duration for treatment.

Do you accept insurance?

We are not currently in-network with any insurance providers.  Upon request, we can provide a superbill to submit for reimbursement. Insurance codes (CPT codes) can be provided to determine if services will be covered.

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