Neurologic physical therapy includes the evaluation
and treatment of individuals with movement problems due to disease
or injury of the nervous system. Physical therapists that practice
in neurology provide services to individuals of all ages with the
goal of improving function and overall ability to participate in
personal roles and activities that are important to the individual.
Neurologic physical therapists practice in many settings, including
acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, outpatient clinics,
skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, schools, patients'
homes, and other community locations.
The following health conditions are commonly
treated by physical therapists specializing in the area of
- Balance and vestibular disorders
- Pediatric conditions, including cerebral palsy, spina bifidia,
and genetic disorders
- Cerebrovascular accident
- Central & peripheral nervous system tumors
- Traumatic brain injury
- Parkinson Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Acute or chronic peripheral neuropathies, including Guillian
Barre, chronic inflammatory neuropathy
- Spinal cord injury