Neurological physiotherapy is the treatment of patients who have a neurological disorder. Neurological disorders are those affecting the brain, spinal cord and nerves; such as stroke, MS and Parkinson's disease. Treatment in neurological conditions is typically based upon exercises to restore motor function through attempting to overcome motor deficits and improve motor patterns. To achieve this aim various theoretical frameworks have been promoted, each based upon inferences drawn from basic and clinical science research. Whilst some of these have remained static, others are designed to take into account new developments, perhaps the most notable example being the "movement science" framework. The various philosophies often generate considerable debate.
- Motor Learning - the relatively permanent change in the ability to perform a skill through practice.
- Outcome Measures
- Parkinsons Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Neuromuscular Disorders
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Multiple System Atrophy
- Traditional Interventions
- Contemporary Inteventions
- upper limb rehabilitation interventions such as assistive splints, constraint induced movement therapy, sensory training and trunk restraint therapy
- functional electric stimulation
- treadmill training
- stretching and strengthening
Recent Research from Physiospot
- Treadmill Training is an Easy, Effective and Accessible Therapy for Persons with Parkinson Disease
- Pilot Study supports use of community MS exercise classes
- Low-intensity Exercise Shows Greatest Benefit for Patients With Parkinson Disease
- Physiotherapy improves balance in patient?s with MS
- Mirror therapy for improving motor function after stroke: Cochrane Review
- Exploring the brain ? 27th April ? Coventry, UK
- Freedom for paraplegics with robotic transportation.
- Mediterranea creates new physiotherapy service in Ghana.
- International Shoulder Symposium: The Challenge of the Rotator Cuff ? 6th Oct 2012 ? London
- Online physiotherapy glossary from the WCPT