Gillitts, Kloof & Hillcrest practices
Neurological physiotherapy is a specialised form of physical therapy that focuses on treating individuals with neurological conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. The goal of neurological physiotherapy is to improve movement, function, and quality of life for people with neurological conditions.
What Physiotherapists do for Neurological Conditions
Physiotherapists work with individuals who have conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, and other neurological disorders. They assess the individual’s movement, strength, balance, co-ordination and sensation to develop an individualised treatment plan.
The treatment plan may include exercises to improve movement and strength, stretching to increase flexibility, co-ordination and balance training and gait (walking) training. In addition to physical techniques, physiotherapists may also work on cognitive and emotional aspects of the condition, including improving memory, attention, and problem-solving skills. They may also provide support and education to help individuals and their families cope with the challenges of living with a neurological condition.
The focus is on improving motor function, mobility, strength, coordination, balance, physical function, as well as cognitive and emotional functioning.
Riley Physiotherapists provides rehabilitation to help individuals with neurological conditions achieve their goals, improve their quality of life and regain as much independence as possible. Contact us today for an appointment.
Benefits of Neurological Physiotherapy
Improved mobility and function: Neurological physiotherapy can help improve movement, strength, balance and co-ordination, which can result in improved mobility and function.
- Reduced pain: Techniques such as manual therapy, ultrasound and electrical stimulation can help manage pain associated with neurological conditions.
- Increased independence: Neurological physiotherapy can help individuals regain independence in daily activities such as self-care, mobility and household tasks.
- Improved quality of life: By improving mobility, function and independence, neurological physiotherapy can improve an individual’s quality of life.
- Prevention of secondary complications: Individuals with neurological conditions are at risk of developing secondary complications such as pressure sores, injuries from falls, and contractures. Physiotherapy can help prevent these complications by addressing the underlying issues.
- Improved mental health: Neurological conditions can have a significant impact on an individual’s mental health. Neurological physiotherapy can help improve mood, reduce anxiety and depression and increase self-esteem.
- Education and support: Neurological physiotherapists can provide education and support to individuals and their families, helping them understand the condition and cope with the challenges it presents.
Physiotherapy can help individuals with neurological conditions achieve the best possible outcomes, improve their quality of life and regain as much independence as possible.
When one should have Neurological Physiotherapy
Neurological physiotherapy is typically recommended for individuals who have experienced a neurological injury or disorder that has caused significant impairment in their daily functioning. This may include conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, and other neurological disorders.Physiotherapy should be initiated as early as possible after the onset of the condition or injury. The earlier the rehabilitation is started, the better the chances of achieving the best possible outcomes.Physiotherapy may also be recommended when an individual’s condition has stabilised, but they are still experiencing functional deficits.Overall, neurological rehabilitation is an important component of treatment for individuals with neurological conditions, and it can help them achieve the best possible outcomes, improve their quality of life, and regain as much independence as possible.
Price of Physiotherapy for Neurological Conditions
The cost of Physiotherapy will vary depending on the condition, treatment required and length of treatment sessions.
We offer medical aid rates.
Please contact us if you need any further information on pricing.
How we can help
We have physiotherapists at our Gillitts, Hillcrest, Kloof and Mobile practices with experience and expertise in neurological physiotherapy, who are passionate about assisting patients to achieve optimal function and quality of life.
How to Schedule and Appointment
MAIN BRANCH (GILLITTS):
The Gillitts Medical Centre, 15 Old Main Rd, Gillitts, 3610. Kwazulu Natal,
HILLCREST BRANCH (LE DOMAINE):
Le Domaine Health, Le Domaine Estate, 100 Acutts Drive, Hillcrest, 3610. Kwazula Natal, South Africa.
Juli-Ann Riley Physiotherapists, Femina Health, 75 Old Main Rd, Kloof 3610, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
Frequently asked questions about Neuro Physio
1. How long does neurological physiotherapy take?
The length of neurological physiotherapy treatment will depend on the individual’s condition and the progress they make during treatment. Treatment may last a few weeks to several months or even years.
2. What are the benefits of neurological physiotherapy?
The benefits of neurological physiotherapy include improved mobility and function, reduced pain, increased independence, improved quality of life, prevention of secondary complications, improved mental health, and education and support.
3. Who can benefit from neurological physiotherapy?
Anyone with a neurological condition that causes functional deficits can benefit from neurological physiotherapy. This includes individuals who have experienced a stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders.
4. Is neurological physiotherapy covered by medical aid?
Neurological physiotherapy may be covered by medical aid, depending on the individual’s medical aid plan and funds available. Certain neurological conditions are PMBs (Prescribed Minimum benefits). It’s important to check with your medical aid to understand the coverage available.
PLEASE NOTE: This information is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a health professional consultation. Anyone experiencing a medical condition or requiring physiotherapy should book an appointment with us for a complete assessment.
Le Domaine Health
Le Domaine Health, 100 Acutts Drive, Hillcrest, 3610, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Bookings: 031 355 0030
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