Physical therapy is an option for those who have difficulty with movement or coordination as a result of neurological disorders. Neurological disorders affect the brain and/or spinal cord resulting, causing difficulty with everyday tasks. These disorders can include dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease) or conditions such as a stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury.
PT can identify and prioritize relevant needs, concerns, and expectations as a basis for establishing achievable outcomes with you and your caregivers. Therapy works to improve function, educate you and/or your caregivers, help you manage your symptoms, and improve the overall well-being and quality of life for the patient.