Physical Therapy for Neurological Conditions
You don’t have to travel far from home for high-quality neurological physical therapy. The therapists at Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness have unique skills for treating brain and spinal cord conditions.
What is neurological physical therapy?
Many people think a physical therapist only treats patients recovering from surgery or physical injuries. With specialized training, our therapists also provide physical therapy for brain and spinal issues. The goal is to improve mobility and how a person functions in day-to-day life.
What neurological problems can physical therapy help?
The physical therapists at Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness help patients with a wide range of conditions and injuries. Their unique qualifications combined with our practice-wide dedication to personalized care make our neurological physical therapy clinic one of the best in the area.
Some of the brain and spinal cord conditions we treat are:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Brain tumors
- Chronic back pain
- Spine injury and trauma
- Spinal surgery
- Balance issues
Who can benefit from this type of therapy?
This specialized form of therapy can help people of all ages. Our pediatric physical therapy specialists can help babies and small children with central nervous system damage. Seniors who find themselves with balance issues are also great candidates for neurological physical therapy. Anyone with a brain or spinal cord issue should consider this type of therapy.
What should I expect from physical therapy for neurological conditions at Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness?
Our practice mission is to give personalized, specialized care to each client. Of course, this commitment extends to our neurological physical therapy team. First, we will perform a thorough medical evaluation and discuss your symptoms with you. Then, we will create a comprehensive treatment plan that will work for you, both in the short- and long-term.
There are many treatment options that can improve mobility and function. Brain and spinal conditions usually respond well to these treatments. Depending on your condition, your plan may include one or more of the following treatments:
- Exercises to improve flexibility and strength
- Training on our AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
- Neuromuscular reeducation to rebuild the connection between your neurological system and muscles
- Movement retraining to help you learn new, more comfortable ways of moving
- Vestibular rehabilitation to address inner ear balance issues
- LSVT BIG treatment to help Parkinson’s patients improve mobility
Your personal physical therapy program will match your specific needs and treatment goals.
Ultimately, we will work together to improve and even restore your mobility after neurological damage. One of our primary goals is to reduce the need for more invasive treatments or surgeries. That said, if you’re not able to avoid invasive treatments, physical therapy for brain or spinal issues can help restore your mobility to its pre-treatment status or better.
Could you or a family member benefit from personalized physical therapy for spinal or brain issues? To find out, contact us today to schedule a complete evaluation.
“Mary Kelly has been working with our son for over a year now. Thanks to her incredible insight, she has been able to unravel several issues that no other therapist had even identified. With her perspective, patience, and extensive experience, Mary has given our son the opportunity to overcome...
- Kathy M.
I saw Chris Kelly for physical therapy after an ACL injury and was really pleased with the quality of care that I received. As an active person, it was very important to me to be able to return to all the things I had done prior to the injury. Chris treated me as a partner in my care and made my...
- Rose Ann D.
My daughter has severe physical disability and has been treated by Mary Kelly for the last 8 years. Mary provides professional knowledge, detailed explanations, and compassionate care. She is absolutely the best in the Chicago area! ...
- Kim L.
I am very glad that I came to Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness. I began physical therapy with Chris Kelly for a torn hamstring in October 2011. The injury was not healing well and my doctor advised “immediate and aggressive physical therapy” or he believed I would lose the use of my...
- John A.
Chris and Mary provide a very caring and motivating environment for the patients. They also instill a very collaborative approach that benefits the patient. Highly skilled in their respective specialties with the ultimate goal of helping you. ...
- Karin H.
I came to physical therapy with a skeptic view as to its benefits having had prior experiences that didn’t always work out with other injuries. Following my podiatrist’s recommendation, I went to see Chris, gave PT another chance, and was thrilled by the results. I arrived...
You feel all their efforts are directed toward resolving your problem. They’re some of the BEST in physical therapy. I would definitely recommend patients to them for treatment. ...
- Mary C.
Mary Kelly has been working with our son for over a year now. Thanks to her incredible insight, she has been able to unravel several issues that no other therapist had even identified. With her perspective, patience, and extensive experience, Mary has given our son the opportunity to overcome his...
- Kathy M.
If you are looking for a private, personalized and professional physical therapist, Fox Valley Physical Therapy and Wellness is the choice for you. Both Chris and Mary Kelly are knowledgeable, caring and dedicated. I arrived with severe pain and difficulty walking and standing and have shown...
- Barbara W.
My daughter first began seeing Mary Kelly at the age of 16 months, after her first of four major orthopaedic surgeries. It was clear in the beginning that Mary is no ordinary physical therapist. Over the four years that my daughter has been Mary’s client we have always found her to be a kind,...
- Shelby M.
Intense discomfort in the hip area made walking difficult and disallowed my main hobby: golf. Chris Kelly, through careful listening and knowledgeable probing questions, discovered the true source of the pain and created a regime to treat the offending area as well as promote flexibility and...
- Stephen Frost
Our team of therapists provides clinical expertise to thoroughly evaluate and diagnose the problem behind the symptoms.
Our therapists offer their clinical expertise to thoroughly evaluate and diagnose the problem behind the symptoms.