Neurological Physiotherapy

Neurological Physiotherapy: Earlier the Better

Physiotherapy is a spectacular therapy in the field of medicine that is effective to solve most of all health problems. 

Neurological Physiotherapy is a special branch of therapy that exclusively involves your brain (Neuro), spinal cord, and your peripheral nerves. This involves loss of muscular movement, physical disability stimulated by mental disability as well as deterioration of neural (nerve) functioning. 

What conditions require Neurological Physiotherapy? 

  •     Stroke
  •     Head injury caused during accidents 
  •     Traumatic Brain Injury
  •     Spinal Cord Injury 
  •     Parkinson’s Disease
  •     Bell’s Palsy 
  •     Multiple Sclerosis 
  •     Paralysis
  •     Muscle spasms 
  •     Lack of sensation in the limbs

All the above-mentioned medical conditions are connected to the brain, spinal cord, or the nervous system of the body. It is when either of these pathways is damaged, the connection of the brain to the specific hands, legs, or the motor organ is disabled. This results in the brain signals not reaching anywhere else in the body. 

Physiotherapy VS Neurological Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is the stimulation of muscles, ligaments, or tendons to activate the movement and sensation of the muscle. In the same way, Neurological Physiotherapy or Neuro Physiotherapy is the stimulation of certain parts of the brain to repair the connection and the pathway between the brain and the motor organ.  

How does Neurological Physiotherapy help

Treatment plans for Neurological Physiotherapy are different depending on the type of injury and the condition of the injury. These include focusing on improving cardiovascular functioning, strength, and agility, movement, balance as well as the overall coordination of the body muscles. 

  •     Improve muscular strength
  •     Develop a better range of motion 
  •     Improve posture
  •     Decrease muscular contractions 
  •     Reduce muscle spasms 
  •     Improve breathing 
  •     Better balance
  •     Relieve pain 
  •     Promote independent movement 
  •     And to achieve maximum potential

At PhysioExperts, we use a combination of different neurological therapies to provide a beneficial approach to the treatment. Neurological malfunctioning often includes difficulties in breathing, swallowing, and trouble in speech. 

Why should you not wait to begin with Neurological Physiotherapy?

When a rehabilitation program is regarding Neuro i.e., brain, it is necessary to understand that all of our body functions and muscle movements are controlled and coordinated by our brain. 

When the connections between our brain and other body functions are disrupted, there are chances the restoration process may have to begin from scratch when put off for a longer period.

The initial assessment of Neurological Physiotherapy is different from that of regular physiotherapy. Neurological physiotherapy requires a complete analysis of the body regarding the area affected. This means, once when the affected painful area is recognized, the neurological physiotherapist must examine other parts of the body that are controlled by the same part of the brain as that of the painful area. This helps to understand the actual CAUSE OF THE PAIN – Brain, Spinal cord, nerves, or the muscles. 

At PhysioExperts, the physiotherapists are trained to provide a customized plan of treatment after a complete evaluation of the problem. This is why the sessions are usually extended ineffectively by the fee. 

The treatment goals set for you are of 2 types: 

  1.   Short-term goals 
  2.   Long-term goals

Short-term goals that aim for you to be able to carry out daily tasks and routines smoothly without discomfort and most importantly pain. 

Long-term goals include for you to attain complete restoration of the movement and promote strength and agility of the muscles.

Why Choose PhysioExperts for Neurological Physiotherapy in Ottawa?

  •  One-on-One treatment.
  • Evidence-based approaches towards Neurological Physiotherapy.
  • In-home services are available as well.
  • No doctor referral is required.
  • Modern and up-to-date equipmentmen clinic.
  • Experienced and Registered Physiotherapists. 
  • Direct Insurance Billing.

Along with specialized treatment with the physiotherapist, we also provide a customized plan of exercises to do so at home for better results. 

Call today at 613-672-6000 or book an appointment with us at PhysioExperts. 

For any concerns drop us an email: info@physioexperts.ca 

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Shockwave Therapy benefits

Shockwave Therapy: Common Conditions It Cures and Its Benefits

Persistent pain like chronic joint or muscle pain restricts you from carrying your day smoothly and often makes you feel lethargic and lousy. Chronic pain requires multiple sessions that can take up to more than 7 weeks to resolve. Not quite intriguing, is it? 

However, what might be compelling to you is the new highly popular SHOCKWAVE THERAPY that we acquire here at PhysioExperts in Kanata! 

WHAT IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY? 

Shockwave therapy is the most progressive non-surgical technology that helps to heal chronic inflammation, stimulates collagen (which connects and supports tissue), and also breaks up excessive calcium deposits. This therapy has proved to be a great leap of success in multiple disciplines like orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, etc. 

WHAT IS THE “MECHANISM OF ACTION” INVOLVED IN SHOCKWAVE THERAPY? 

Shockwave is an acoustic wave that carries the energy of low to high intensity promoting energy to the painful spot on your body. This energy endorses the healing process of the smallest tissue as well as the repairing process of the bones. 

The therapy is initiated in 3 simple steps

  1. Location of the area to be treated

This is done so by using palpation to precisely detect the location of the pain. 

  1. Gel application 

Applying gel helps to transfer the waves efficiently and smoothly.

  1. Therapy initiation

Finally, with utter care, the therapeutic motions of the shockwave machine begin under the supervision of an expert. 

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF THE SHOCKWAVE THERAPY? 

There are umpteen benefits of this painless treatment of which some are: 

  • Helps to stimulate blood flow necessary for the regeneration of new healthy cells and tissues
  • Accelerates the repairing and healing process of the scar tissues
  • Controls muscle spasms 
  • Helps consolidate ligament tear and tendon ruptures 
  • Heals chronic inflammation 
  • Breaks excessive calcium deposits 
  • Restoring mobility 
  • Relive pain and relax muscles


WHAT CONDITIONS DOES SHOCKWAVE THERAPY CURE?

Some common conditions for which shockwave therapy used are:

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder tendonitis and calcifications
  • Achilles Tendon Pain
  • Neck and Back strains
  • Shin splints
  • Muscle trigger points
  • Chronic knee tendinitis
  • Shoulder rotator cuff pain
  • Hamstring tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Hamstring tears
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Muscle tightness
  • Stress fracture
  • Tennis elbow
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Scar tissue

The effectiveness of shockwave therapy is excellent, typically with a success rate of 90% when combined with exercise therapy. Many times, relief is achieved after just 2 or 3 sessions, with an overall success rate of: 

  • 91% for calcific tendinitis of the shoulder and Achilles tendinopathies
  • 90% for plantar fasciitis
  • 77% for tennis elbow

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF SHOCKWAVE THERAPY? 

Shockwave therapy shows minimal to no side effects but, you may expect mild bruising, swelling, numbness or tingling sensation in the treated area. However, these are all a result of increased blood flow to the injured spot and the constructive repair of damaged tissues, muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones. This is a pathway to optimal recovery that is appealing to athletes especially. 

DID YOU KNOW, a consistent course of shockwave therapy could save you from undergoing surgery? 

To know more about Shockwave Therapy Treatment in Ottawa, book an appointment with us at PhysioExperts in Kanata. 

For any concerns, Call Us: 613-672-6000 or drop us an email: info@physioexperts.ca
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What are the various approaches for advanced concussion care?

A concussion is a kind of brain injury, which is induced by a hit or gust to the head. Besides, severe
shaking like whiplash can also cause a concussion because it causes the brain to twist in the skull.

When it comes to concussions, experts are critical about avoiding unwanted consequences and obtaining
favorable outcomes.

For optimized solutions, advanced concussion clinics need to bring together the field’s leading
experts to collaborate – to improve diagnosis, target treatment, and accelerate the brain’s recovery.

Signs of a Concussion

Below are the probable signs that may indicate that you should consult a concussion rehabilitation
clinic:

  • Headache: Specifically, when a headache gets worse
  • Illness: Dizziness, nausea or vomiting
  • Vision: Dual or blurred vision, or sensitivity to light
  • Speech: The sensation of hearing ringing or other problems
  • Sleepiness: Drowsiness or a dull, foggy or slowed-down feeling
  • Confusion: Trouble concentrating, confusion or irritability

Recovery from a Concussion

For most of the people with a mild concussion or traumatic brain injury, getting full-time rest works well
to help the brain heal.

Some people require more extended rest or expert concussion treatment.

Below are the tips to help you quickly recover from a concussion and get back to your usual activities.

  • Reduce screen time
  • Limited exposure to bright lights and blaring sounds
  • Avoid unnecessary head and neck movements
  • Stay hydrated
  • Rest
  • Eat more protein
  • Eat foods rich in omega-3s and antioxidants
  • Be patient and follow all the instructions

Advanced Concussion Care for Brain Injury

If symptoms don’t go away or get worse, you may need to go for advanced concussion care. At PhysioExperts, you’ll have access to a large team of experts who will do the needful for you.

Advanced concussion care may include:

Vestibular therapy

Vestibular therapy is a specific form of treatment designed to relieve dizziness, headaches, and imbalance.
It involves a personalized problem-oriented approach to promote compensation and brain adaptation.
Our concussion care experts will customize physical exercises to address each person’s specific problems.
Based on the personalized case study, there are three principal methods of exercise therapy: gaze
stabilization, habituation, and balance/exertional training.

Speech and Language (Cognitive) Therapy

Speech and language therapy focuses on improving cognitive issues.
Speech and language therapy helps to correct issues with perception, excellent motor skills, handwriting,
learning, memory retention, understanding, and recall. Our speech and language therapists would guide your return to normality by helping you adapt to various
situations.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy involves visual-motor skills. Our occupational therapists assist you in regaining
excellent motor control.

Active Rehabilitation Program

The Advanced Concussion program is beneficial for the renewal of the autonomic nervous system
balance. With prolonged symptoms for more than a month, a rehabilitation program may be needed to
help you back to the lifestyle you enjoyed before the concussion.

In the rehabilitation program, we blend physical treatments that address issues with balance,
coordination, vestibular therapy, reaction time, peripheral awareness. We use various techniques to help
you multitask and treat physical symptoms like headaches and dizziness.

Other advanced concussion care solutions include using sport-specific strategies to overcome
recurring problems.

Post-concussion plan:

To help clients reduce their brain “fog” and increase their recall and stamina, we work with them and their
loved ones to evaluate and narrow down the difficulties they are facing.

Together, we formulate a post-concussion care treatment plan that will help the client both adapt
and overcome the concerns.

This action plan can include: a personal design for controlling one’s environment to reduce
over stimulation and remunerate for deficiencies, realistic goal setting, exercises to improve cognitive
endurance, family education, and assistance with transitioning back to work or school.

Conclusion

If you are experiencing a concussion or believe you need advanced concussion treatment, it’s
important to seek help. Get in Touch with us for details.