The goal of neurology in physiotherapy is to help individuals maximize their functional abilities, improve movement and mobility, and enhance their overall quality of life. Neurological physiotherapists are trained to understand the complex interactions between the nervous system, musculoskeletal system, and cognitive processes to provide comprehensive care.
Here are some key aspects of neurology in physiotherapy:
1. Assessment and Functional Evaluation
Neurological physiotherapists conduct detailed assessments to evaluate an individual's movement patterns, strength, coordination, balance, sensation, and overall functional abilities. They use standardized assessments and clinical observation to identify impairments and develop appropriate treatment plans.
2. Rehabilitation and Movement Therapy
Neurological physiotherapy focuses on rehabilitation and movement therapy to improve motor function and functional independence. Physiotherapists utilize various techniques, exercises, and interventions such as task-specific training, gait training, balance training, coordination exercises, and functional activities to promote motor recovery and optimize movement patterns.
3. Strength and Conditioning
Strengthening exercises are an essential component of neurology physiotherapy. Physiotherapists design specific exercises to target weakened muscles, improve muscle tone, and enhance overall strength and endurance. This can include resistance training, weight-bearing exercises, and functional movements to promote functional independence.
4. Gait Training and Mobility Assistance
For individuals with walking difficulties, neurology physiotherapists provide gait training programs. This involves analyzing and correcting abnormal walking patterns, addressing balance issues, and using assistive devices such as canes, walkers, or orthoses to improve mobility and safety.
5. Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation
Neurological conditions can affect balance and coordination. Physiotherapists use specialized techniques and exercises to address balance impairments and vestibular dysfunction. This may involve exercises to improve postural control, coordination training, and techniques to manage dizziness and vertigo.
6. Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning
Neurological physiotherapy focuses on the principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning. Physiotherapists design interventions that facilitate the brain's ability to reorganize and create new neural connections. This includes repetitive and task-specific training to promote motor recovery and improve functional outcomes.
7. Spasticity Management
Spasticity is a common issue in many neurological conditions. Physiotherapists employ various techniques such as stretching exercises, splinting, and functional training to manage spasticity, improve range of motion, and enhance functional abilities.
8. Education and Self-Management
Neurological physiotherapists provide education to individuals and their caregivers about the condition, treatment techniques, and strategies for self-management. They empower individuals to actively participate in their own recovery, manage symptoms, and prevent complications.
Neurology in physiotherapy requires a comprehensive and individualized approach to address the specific needs of each individual. Neurological physiotherapists often work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals, such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, and physicians, to provide integrated care and optimize outcomes.
Enraf-Nonius offers many products that can be used for improvement of the neurological conditions or for improvement of quality of life. Hereunder a small selection of Enraf-Nonius products that are specifically relevant for neurological treatments.
Enraf-Nonius offers many products that are assistive in neurological treatments
Treatment couches, electrophysical agents and medical rehabilitation tools do meet the demands for neurology.
Treatment Couches for neurology
Enraf-Nonius has a complete line of treatment couches, from simple and very affordable tables to professional examination and treatment couches.
For neurology, the ManuMax Multi stands out. It allows for the most optimal positioning of your patient and combines it with comfort for your patient. The unique 3-dimensional curved head section and the adjustable arm rests contribute to a relaxed positioning. And the multiple adjustability allows for positioning during neurological testing and table based exercising.
Another indispensable couch for neurology is the Manumed Exercise. These large tables (100 or 120x200 cm) allow for table based exercising according to methods like Vojta or Bobath. Ample room for massive movement patterns or turning exercises.
Electrophysical Agents for neurology
Enraf-Nonius electrophysical agents products comprise all modalities that are effective in neurology.
Medical rehabilitation products for neurology
Enraf-Nonius medical rehabilitation equipment is made for gerontology.
The active rehabilitation package contains as well strength training as well as cardiorespiratory training devices.
For neurology, especially the EN-Motion treadmill and the EN-Tree product line are relevant.
Check out the EN-Motion treadmill. This unique treadmill is very easy to access for patients (with a step-up height of only 12 cm). The minimum velocity of the EN-Motion is so low that you can start using it in the early rehabilitation. And with the unique auto-speed, where the velocity is automatically adjusted according tot the patients' performance, the patient can train at his own level with his unique stride parameters and his own preferred walking frequency. Post-stroke patients with circumduction will love this possibility!
The EN-Tree products are extremely versatile and therefore well suited for exercising with neurological patients. As the direction and the magnitude of the force can be defined by means of the rope spout, any exercise can be realized according to the individual patient's possibilities. With small increments (with additional weight of just 100 grams) your patient can enter a training program at an early stage.
Enraf-Nonius equipment is perfect for neurology.
Selected products for Neurology
|Sonopuls 492 (optional StatUS™ Pack 400)||Complete, easy-to-use, fast and the responsible choice for ultrasound therapy! Can be extended with Hands-Free ultrasound therapy!||Leaflet Manual Youtube Therapy|
|Endomed 484||Allround 4-channel electrostimulator||Leaflet Manual Youtube|
|Myomed 134||Biofeedback and combination therapy||Leaflet Manual Therapy|
|Endolaser HP||For High Power Laser Therapy||Leaflet Manual Youtube Therapy|
|TensMed S84||The top professional product for pain relief and muscle stim||Leaflet Manual Youtube|
|CryoOne||Cryotherapy||Leaflet Manual Youtube Therapy|
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