I have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD), should I seek physiotherapy treatment?
Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson's disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement. A physiotherapist trained in Neurological Rehabilitation can provide strategies and prescribe exercises to help enable individuals with PD maintain their maximum level of mobility, activity, and independence, thereby enhancing quality of life.
I had a stroke 2 years ago and I would like to improve my independence, can physiotherapy help me with this?
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. The brain is very adaptable and with the correct treatment recovery can continue to take place over a period of years. Benefits from physiotherapy may include improved balance and walking, increased strength, reduced muscle tightness and increased independence.
I have Multiple Sclerosis (MS), can physiotherapy help?
In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause the nerves themselves to deteriorate or become permanently damaged. Research has demonstrated that exercise programs can produce benefits in muscle strength, cardiovascular fitness, balance, and walking ability in individuals will MS. A Physiotherapist trained in Neurological Rehabilitation can help you develop an individualized program, so you can get on the road to recovery!
Established in 2010, InFocus Rehabilitation Centre Inc. is a multi-disciplinary physiotherapy clinic located in Georgetown, Ontario that is dedicated to serving patients from the community of Halton Hills and beyond. In addition to orthopaedic treatment for common conditions, InFocus offers specialized treatment programs for concussion management, lymphedema therapy, neurological rehabilitation, and vestibular rehabilitation.
For individuals affected by pain or impaired physical function brought on by conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system such as aging, disease, surgery, or injury, InFocus Rehabilitation Centre Inc. provides rehabilitation services and education to help patients achieve their recovery goals, restore physical function, improve their quality of life, maintain good health, and prevent injury.