Neurological physiotherapists manage people with movement disorders as a result of injury or illness, affecting the spinal cord and the broader neuromuscular system. Physiotherapists work with people across a broad range of issues, ranging from sports injuries to those who have severe brain or spinal cord damage from trauma or neurological diseases.
The neurological physiotherapists have developed-knowledge in specialty areas such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, peripheral nerve lesions, dizziness and other diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome and multiple sclerosis.
The Rehabilitation Program at ATP Medical helps individuals who has undergone an illness or injury to regain physical ability, physical skills and be self-sufficient again.
The Rehabilitation Program for example, can help a patient walk and speak clearly again after a stroke. Rehabilitation programs address a variety of impairments and problems:
- limited or painful movement of hands, arms, legs, or other parts of the body
- difficulty with physical activities like sitting up, standing or walking
- difficulty with balance
- problems with breathing, swallowing or talking
Rehabilitation helps individuals to improve their physical ability and mobility, and achieve independence to physically move about freely. It helps individuals live fully regardless of impairment. It helps people who are aging or living with various health conditions to maintain the functioning they have.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines rehabilitation as follows:
Rehabilitation of people with disabilities is a process aimed at enabling them to reach and maintain their optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological and social functional levels. Rehabilitation provides disabled people with the tools they need to attain independence and self-determination. (2007)
Types of Rehabilitation Programs
The available Rehabilitation Programs at ATP Medical are categorized by type of injury or condition, and age groups, to ensure that the individuals receive care that is specific to their needs.
The rehab programs include
- Organ transplant
- Brain injury
- Paediatric /developmental
- Chronic pain
- Spinal cord