Are You Living with a Neurological Condition? Aquatic Therapy Can Help
Are you living with a neurological condition that keeps you from living a normal, pain-free life? You’re not alone. The good news is that many neurological conditions are 100% treatable with aquatic therapy here at Freedom Rehab Aquatic Therapy and Balance Center. The goal of aquatic therapy for neurological disorders is to restore as much function as possible, in order to help you regain independence and move freely.
Here at Freedom Rehab Aquatic Therapy and Balance Center, our experienced aquatic therapist serving your community knows how to properly assess your condition in order to create a special treatment plan for you. The skilled aquatic therapists are specially trained in the treatment of patients who suffer from movement difficulties, either due to an injury or ailment surrounding the nervous system.
We can help you find comfort in the fact that you will be receiving treatment from experts in the field. For more information on how our aquatic therapy services can benefit you and help you reclaim your life, request an appointment today!
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurological disorder that affects the nerve cells in the brain. Common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include slurred speech, irregular facial expressions, and severe tremors.
Fortunately, aquatic therapy can help slow the progress of Parkinson’s and provide relief for symptoms. It also helps to improve flexibility and strength by addressing several issues that Parkinson’s disease may cause, including abnormal gait, freezing, and dystonia.
Stroke is a leading cause of disability in adults. Freedom Rehab Aquatic Therapy and Balance Center can help relieve the effects of a stroke by working to improve balance, walking, and the use of assistive devices.
After a stroke, our aquatic therapist can help you regain your functional skills so you can get back to living your life independently.
ALS, medically referred to as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, is a progressive, neurological disease. It typically develops in the hand, feet, and extremities before progressing to the central part of the body.
Those who develop ALS typically begin by noticing a challenge with walking, as they may frequently trip or lose their balance. It is also common to notice frequent muscle cramps or weakness in the hands or legs. As ALS progresses throughout the body, it can affect the way in which someone walks, uses their extremities, speaks, swallows, and even breathes.
There is, unfortunately, no cure for ALS, but the goal of our rehabilitative team is to help maintain function and independence for as long as possible. We also focus on preventing secondary complications (such as fall-related injuries).
Common symptoms of multiple sclerosis include pain, fatigue, and weakness. Fortunately, aquatic therapy can help manage and decrease these symptoms. Our aquatic therapist will provide you with targeted stretches to ease muscle spasms and targeted exercises performed in the water to increase strength and range of motion. You will also work on activities to help with balance and movement.
The benefits of neuro therapy and aquatic therapy
Neuro therapy helps determine the areas that need work, while aquatic therapy helps those areas improve.
Neuro therapy is a non-invasive treatment method that analyzes brain activity in order to determine how it can be changed to help improve your function.
With neuro therapy, an EEG is used to measure brain activity and create “brain maps.” Physical and occupational therapists and neurological therapists work closely together in order to create the best treatment plan possible for each patient.
By participating in aquatic therapy treatments following a neurological injury, you can improve your function, perform targeted activities, and regain your independence much faster. PTs specializing in neurology work with patients who have a wide range of neurological disorders, including, but not limited to:
- Parkinson’s disease
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Multiple sclerosis
Ready to get started on a treatment plan?
If you are suffering from a neurological condition that is limiting you from living the life you want to live, don’t hesitate to contact our aquatic therapy office today.
At Freedom Rehab Aquatic Therapy and Balance Center in Port Charlotte, FL, one of our experienced aquatic therapists serving your community work closely with neurological experts to provide the best treatment possible for you.
If you request an appointment to meet with one of our dedicated aquatic therapists serving your community, you will find out how we can best manage your symptoms and help you reach your physical goals.
Don’t suffer in silence – find relief today!