Specific treatment procedures are numerous, including: functional training for activities of daily living; therapeutic exercise; manual techniques such as mobilization and stretching and therapeutic modalities.
Motor control, development, and learning theories focus on the idea that several factors contribute to emergence of motor behavior. These factors include not only the central nervous system (CNS) as the driving force, but also biomechanical, psychological, social, and environmental components.
Teaching and practice of skills under these theories is task-oriented and intermittent versus rote and repetitive. Higher-level learning takes place through problem-solving by the child, rather than by the therapist’s hands-on facilitation. Emphasis is also placed on the importance of family-centred care, transdisciplinary service and treatment in natural environments.
The common goal usually is that functional activity increases and that disability decreases.
Other widely affected groups include women who have gone through menopause and anyone who has recently had abdominal or pelvic surgery. While less common, men also develop issues that can be resolved with pelvic floor physiotherapy.
Physical therapy cannot cure the primary symptoms of MS (such as weakness, tremors, tingling, numbness, loss of balance, vision impairment, paralysis, and bladder or bowel dysfunction), but therapy can enable you to compensate for the changes brought about by MS. These “compensatory treatments,” as they’re called, include learning about new movement techniques, strategies, and equipment.
Physical therapy can also be very helpful at lessening and even stopping secondary symptoms of MS. A physical therapist can teach you exercises to strengthen and loosen muscles. Many of these exercises can be performed at home. The goal of physical therapy is to improve independence and quality of life by increasing movement and function and relieving pain.
At Impact, we also offer tailor-made neurorehab reconditioning programs for post operative multiple sclerosis patients. We are already involved in successful treatment outcomes for our patients who have had the CCSVI procedure done from various parts of the world.
Physical therapy can help with:
The effects of SCI depend on the type of injury and the level of the injury. SCI can be divided into two types of injury – complete and incomplete. A complete injury means that there is no function below the level of the injury; no sensation and no voluntary movement. Both sides of the body are equally affected. An incomplete injury means that there is some functioning below the primary level of the injury.
A physical therapy (PT) program can facilitate the restoration of muscle strength, flexibility, improve mobility, coordination, and maintain body functions through exercise. Massage, hydrotherapy, and other modalities can relieve pain.
Gait training may be taught to patients with difficulty walking, which could include teaching the patient how to use assistive devices (e.g., walker, cane). Physical therapy benefits the patient by preventing complications from surgery or illness.
The overall goal of rehabilitation after a traumatic brain injury is to improve the patient’s ability to function at home and in society in the face of the residual effects of the injury, which may be complex and multifaceted. Therapists help the patient adapt to disabilities or change the patient’s living space and conditions to make everyday activities easier and to accommodate residual impairments. Education and training for identified caregivers who will be involved in assisting the patient after discharge are also critically important components of the rehabilitation program.
Physiotherapy treatment is very important following a traumatic brain injury. It should commence as soon as possible and continue until an individual has reached their maximum potential. Physiotherapy can improve an individual’s quality of life by increasing their independence, mobility and ability to perform everyday tasks.