Neurological Rehabilitation in Guelph, Ontario
The Westwood Physiotherapy & Wellness team understands the unique challenges that come with disorders and injuries that impact the nervous system. With our experienced and caring neurological rehabilitation team in Guelph, Ontario, we can help you manage your condition and improve function, helping you get the most out of each moment. Contact us today to get started.
What is Neurological Rehabilitation?
Neurological rehabilitation is an umbrella term used to describe a variety of protocols and custom rehabilitation programs that help individuals with diseases or injuries affecting the nervous system experience reduced symptoms, improved function, and enhanced overall well-being.
Each program is designed to fit your unique needs and goals. Our team at Westwood Physiotherapy & Wellness will guide you every step of the way, ensuring you get the most out of each session. The entire process starts with a thorough assessment, so we can understand how to help you in the best way possible.
What Conditions Can Neurological Rehabilitation Help?
Neuro rehab helps a variety of nervous system disorders, diseases, and injuries, including:
Guillain Brain Syndrome (GBS)
Physiotherapy plays an undeniably important role in the rehabilitation of GBS. This autoimmune disease impacts the myelin sheath of the nerves, interfering with neural signaling. At the onset of this condition, muscle weakness is common. Physiotherapy can help improve function, strength, regain normal movement patterns, and offer strategies to overcome limited mobility.
Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
Spinal cord injuries can greatly vary. Yet, most of them can benefit from neuro rehab, which typically involves improving function, independence, and even re-learning some movement patterns.
Myasthenia Gravis is classified as an autoimmune and neuromuscular disease that causes muscle weakness, double vision, droopy eyelids, shortness of breath, and slurred speech. For some individuals with this condition, neurological rehab can help reduce these symptoms and help an individual lead a more independent life.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
After a TBI, such as a concussion, neuro rehab can help an individual make a full recovery by helping them relearn and regain motor and speech skills.
Facial palsy may happen due to unknown causes. However, experts believe it happens due to swelling or inflammation of the nerve. This results in paralysis of the face, usually on just one side. Neuro rehabilitation can help by recovering and regaining function and use of these muscles.
Stroke / CVA
A stroke can be devastating. Yet, rehabilitation afterwards is crucial when it comes to recovering and relearning motor movements and other activities.
Bell’s palsy results in sudden weakness and loss of function on one side of the face. With facial exercises and other strategies, it’s entirely possible to regain this function and facial coordination.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
With MS, the nerves that communicate between the brain and the rest of the body become damaged. This usually happens gradually over time. However, rehabilitation has shown much promise for those with MS, helping individuals maintain function, prevent further deterioration, and experience an improved quality of life.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
Peripheral Nerve Injuries (PNI)
Peripheral nerve injuries can happen due to direct trauma or other means. While neural regrowth depends on the type and severity of the injury, rehabilitation may aid in regeneration and repair.
Parkinson’s Disease leads to uncontrollable shaking, stiffness, and trouble with coordination and balance. Being able to move and remain active is an important part of the management process of Parkinson’s. Our physiotherapists at Westwood Physiotherapy & Wellness strive to keep you moving as long as possible so that you can maintain your independence.
What Does Neuro Rehab Involve?
At Westwood Physiotherapy & Wellness in Guelph, neuro rehab can involve a variety of modalities, including:
- Neurodevelopmental Technique (NDT)/ Bobath Approach
- Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
- Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)
- Brunnstrom Approach
- Rood’s Approach
- Exercise programs
- Gait retraining
- And more!
Your exact rehabilitation program will depend on the type of injury, disorder, or disease you have.
Book Your Appointment Today!
Our team at Westwood Physiotherapy & Wellness in Guelph, Ontario is here to help you live your very best life, despite limitations. With our caring and compassionate team, you receive the highest level of care possible. Call us at 519-341-5161 or use our online booking tool to schedule your appointment today.