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Neurological Conditions Specialist

Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation -  - Physical Therapy

Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation located in Purchase, NY

With more than 1,000 neurological conditions, it’s easy to imagine the vast range of symptoms people may experience. Yet, most patients with a neurological condition depend on physical therapy to restore optimal functioning. Cleopatra Espinosa, MS, DPT, Soujaniya Konada, DPT, and the exceptional team at Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, in Purchase, New York, have specialized training in neurological physical therapy for patients of all ages. If you need personalized neurological care, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Neurological Conditions Q & A

What causes neurological conditions?

A neurological condition is a broad reference to any problem affecting your brain, spinal cord, and the network of nerves throughout your body.

Many different conditions can cause a neurological disorder, so these are only a few examples:

  • Genetic disorders
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord or peripheral nerve injuries
  • Tumors and infections
  • Nutritional deficiencies

Each of the above categories includes various health conditions that can lead to a neurological problem.

What symptoms indicate I have a neurological condition?

The vast number of neurological conditions causes too many symptoms to list, but these examples give you a general overview. Neuropathy, or nerve damage, may cause symptoms ranging from pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle loss, to nausea, excessive sweating, and a fast heartbeat.

One category of neurological conditions called movement disorders results in tremors, spasticity, muscle rigidity and spasms, gait changes, and loss of balance. If you have a head injury, you may experience headaches, dizziness, confusion, memory loss, and vision changes.

What neurological conditions do physical therapists treat?

Though physical therapists help patients with many types of neurological conditions, they often treat:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Dizziness (balance disorders)
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Spasticity

Physical therapy targets each condition, providing the treatment you need to overcome neurological dysfunction and live your best possible life.

How do physical therapists treat neurological conditions?

Physical therapists receive specialized training for neurological conditions. The team at Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation choose many therapeutic modalities to create your customized treatment plan.

Your neurological physical therapy may include:

  • Exercises to strengthen muscles
  • Exercises to improve cardiovascular endurance
  • Therapies to restore movement
  • Treatment to improve motor control
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Balance and coordination training
  • Bracing or splinting
  • Gait training

The team at Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation works with patients of all ages, using developmentally appropriate techniques. They provide hands-on training for children with cerebral palsy, for example, teaching them how to move, feed, play, self-calm, and reach functional goals.

At all ages, physical therapy helps people with neurological conditions by easing their pain and improving their mobility and fitness.

If you need help with a neurological condition, book an appointment online or call the team at Elite Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation today.