Neurological Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary approach which aims at treating patients who have suffered from disorders of the nervous system (i.e. the brain, spinal cord, and the nerves). These disorders manifest a variety of symptoms depending on the complexity of the area of brain involved. Few of the symptoms to mention are muscle weakness, uncontrolled muscle spasm, tremors or rigidity, poor balance, coordination, difficulty or loss of function and affected sensation. Thus, neuro rehab aims at improving muscle activity and enhancing motor control movements.
Neurological rehabilitation takes advantage of the phenomenon of neuroplasticity in the brain which helps the brain to form new synaptic connections. This, in turn, rewires the brain to learn or re-learn functional abilities and tasks.
The rehabilitation process is focused on the specific needs of the patient with personalized SMART goals. It not only helps to recover motor functions and other symptoms affected by the disorder or illness but also prevents wasting and deterioration of the functional abilities by keeping the muscles and joints active and flexible.
Few of the common Conditions are mentioned below, but not limited to, that benefit from Neurological rehabilitation:
Stroke – maximize the function of the affected side and help in mobilization.
Spinal cord Injury – stretching, strengthening, balance training, etc. to essentially improve movements
Parkinson’s disease – helps in the reduction of rigidity and improvement of muscle strength and posture.
Bell’s palsy – improve the symmetry of the face.
Multiple Sclerosis – improves muscle strength, posture and balance.
Muscular Dystrophy – Maintain or slow the progression of the disorder, and trying to keep the patient as functional as possible.
Cerebral palsy – achieves and reaches the age-appropriate milestones by increasing the muscle strength, reducing spasticity and training for balance and walking.
Motor Neuron Disease – reduce stiffness and muscle spasms and improve and increase the energy levels of the patient.
Other conditions include Neuropathy, Head Injury, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Ataxia, Craniotomy, Meningitis, Encephalitis, and many more.
As a result of the symptoms mentioned above like loss of movement, sensation, balance and coordination issues etc., affected individuals undergo problems with their activities of daily living such as feeding, getting dressed and walking too. Neuro Rehab helps patients improve their mobility and develop correct functioning. Few of the Benefits include,
1) To prevent or deteriorate the negative effects of the affected illness or disorder
2) To improve or restore motor control in order to encourage and enhance movement response that helps the patient in strengthening the affected nerves and muscles.
3) Most importantly, and effectively, Neuro Rehab plays a major role in helping the patient regain meaning and purpose to their life – a new outlook of life. Patients often find themselves relying on others for their daily living activities. Thus, if observed, the illness brings with it a tremendous toll on not only physical but also the mental health issues, most common being depression. Thus the entire rehabilitation process drastically improves the quality of life of the patients overall.
Neurological rehabilitation services are available in all our locations Khar, Andheri, Colaba, Worli, Malad and Powai Mumbai.