What is Neuro Rehabilitation?
Neuro rehabilitation is working with people that have neurological conditions to assist them to improve areas of dysfunction. The aim of neuro rehab in physiotherapy is to help a person achieve their maximum level of function. Neurological conditions can cause weakness, pain, paralysis, poor balance, reduced mobility, decreased physical function, etc.
Some examples of neurological conditions are:
Traumatic brain injury
Spina cord injuries
Gullian Barre Syndrome
Physiotherapy aims to restore a person to their optimal functional potential within the limits of the persons abilities and needs. Physiotherapy approaches include treatment techniques which relax muscles when tight and stimulate muscles when weak. Special handling assists in guiding the person to perform specific movements, which allows the person to learn how to execute movements with better control and less assistance.
Some treatment components of Neuro Rehabilitation are:
Improve functional movements
Gait retraining (retraining walking)
The aim of neuro rehabilitation is to enable a person to reach their highest level of function.