Insults to the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves) can have long lasting effects on the optimal functioning of an individual, and impact quality of life and productivity. Physiotherapy interventions targeted at improving functions such as walking are critical in terms of time since the occurrence of the insult.
Physiotherapy in neurological conditions has come a long way from the therapist’s guided movements to the use of modern technology. Technological advances, such as games and the NeuroTracker, provide opportunities for repeated practice in a standard environment while controlling the levels of difficulty, thereby facilitating motor learning and improving performance. The therapist’s guided use of technology as an adjunct to standard rehabilitation is the way to go.
Neurophysiotherapy can help with the following:
Improving Static and dynamic balance and co-ordination
Strength and endurance training
Improving arm and hand function, eye-hand co-ordination
Training on dual task performance
Eliminating symptoms associated with vestibular dysfunction (dizziness)