Neurologic disorders affecting the brain and spinal cord require a specialized treatment approach, unique from that of common orthopedic conditions.
At First Step Physical Therapy, we have over 15 years of experience effectively treating a variety of neurologic conditions in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings. We understand the nature of these conditions and the distinctive needs of people suffering from them, and we are here to provide the best care possible.
The brain and spinal cord control our body’s movement and function through a complex interaction and communication with the rest of the body’s organ systems. Injuries to the brain or spinal cord interfere with this communication and lead to a myriad of impairments. Common problems experienced with such an injury can include deficits in strength, balance, coordination, vision, and speech. This can lead to difficulty performing daily activities such as walking, causing a decreased level of functional independence.
We will perform an in-depth initial evaluation and develop an individual treatment program to address your specific deficits and functional limitations. Your therapy will focus on increasing your functional independence by fostering the recovery of injured areas and maximizing the performance of adjacent, uninjured areas of your nervous system. Treatments will strive to regain this lost function through a combination of exercises focused on strength, balance, coordination, and movement facilitation. Our overhead track system can support you in a safe and comfortable way, allowing you to concentrate on your therapy without the fear of falling.
By maximizing your functional independence, we seek to diminish the adverse effects of decreased mobility and improve your quality of life.