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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, Multiple Sclerosis 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.

Physical symptoms of neurological problems may include the following:

  • Partial or complete paralysis.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Partial or complete loss of sensation.
  • Seizures.
  • Difficulty reading and writing.
  • Poor cognitive abilities.
  • Unexplained pain.
  • Decreased alertness.

Examples of some common conditions that a neurological physiotherapist can assist with include:

  • Parkinson Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Head injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Vestibular dysfunction
  • Brain and spinal tumour

A neurological physiotherapist can empower individuals through rehabilitation and education to maximise their potential and quality of life using evidence-based rehabilitation. You will often be amazed at how much a skilled neurological physiotherapist will be able to help you.