Central nervous system disorders (such as a stroke or a spinal cord injury) can results in the loss of the ability to independently carry out basic daily activities such as walking, running, washing or dressing. These changes can take a serious toll on an individual’s autonomy and quality of life.
Neurological damage is usually due to ischemic or hemorrhagic events, and it results in cellular necrosis (death of nerve cells) that is the cause of the neuromotor deficits.
In weeks, months and years after the acute event, portions of grey matter (central nervous system) around the damaged brain area are organized to compensate for lost functions.
This process, known as neuroplasticity, can be stimulated, strengthened and driven through specialised neurological physiotherapy. The aim is that of reducing the degree of disability resulting from the brain injury, while further enhancing residual functions.
The aim of Medelit’s neuro rehabilitation is to improve the quality of life of patients affected by diseases or lesions of the nervous system by using cutting edge, multifactorial and intensive methods that stimulate neuro-plasticity.
A tailored plan towards recovery
Our aim is to lead each patient through a path towards progressive recovery of an independent life and to the exploitation of residual skills.
The rehabilitation route is based on an individual rehabilitation project. Reeducation of Neuromotor control is necessary in all the outcomes of:
– Central nervous system disorders
– Demyelinating Diseases: Multiple Sclerosis, Leukodystrophy
– Degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
– Neuropathy: Guillain Barré syndrome
– Motion Disorders: Parkinson’s Disease, Distonitis, Core, Tremors
– Brain Vasculopathies: Ischemic or Hemorrhagic Ictus (stroke)
– Pseudobulbar palsy
– Neuromuscular Diseases such as Muscular Dystrophy, Myositis
Two phase treatment program
Our neurological rehabilitation program is divided into two phases:
An initial complete neurological and clinical assessment is performed. The degree and type of damage is determined with certainty, and once therapeutic possibilities and recovery potential have been established, a plan for personalised therapy is drawn.
Treatment is provided, with the implementation of a therapeutic program designed for each individual patient, starting from the results of the evaluation.
For best results, neuro physiotherapy should be performed often and regularly. However, it is also necessary for the patient to receive adequate rest, and as a matter of fact, rest is an essential part of neurological rehabilitation.
Neurological physiotherapy works on joint mobilisation, neuro motor rehabilitation techniques, spasticity treatment (a very common symptom in stroke patients) and pain treatment.
In some cases a re-education of sphincters is necessary due to continence disorders, and in others, the physiotherapist will apply multi-sensory stimulation techniques because of partial or total loss of sensitivity.