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Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Therapy Techniques: What to Expect

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Feb 10, 2021 11:52:00 AM

You might be surprised to know that neuromuscular rehabilitation therapy can benefit a variety of people and has proven effective for mitigating the effects of MS, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke. Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) helps counteract the impact of these conditions on your nerves and muscles.

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Physical Therapy for Parkinson's Disease: Know What to Expect

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Feb 4, 2021 4:00:00 PM

Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurological disorders in the U.S., largely impacting more men over the age of 60 than women and younger age groups. While the life expectancy of a person with Parkinson’s is not much different than the general population, the condition can certainly impact the quality of your life.

The key to improving life with Parkinson’s disease is prompt, ongoing treatment. Interventions like medication, physical therapy, speech therapy, and lifestyle changes can provide a better outlook for your future with the condition.

Physical therapy, in particular, can help you address the physical changes that happen as a result of Parkinson’s disease.

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Topics: Neuromuscular Therapy

Mobility Training for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jan 25, 2021 3:30:00 PM

Multiple sclerosis takes many forms and progressions, which have in common a degree of inconvenience in moving around and functioning in one’s environment. Diagnosis is not the end of normal life, but it requires a new attitude toward it, an active attitude to achieving normalcy by all available means. Along with medications, monitoring, and precautions to stay healthy, exercise is essential to managing the progression of MS.

According to the National MS Society, some of the most common symptoms of MS include fatigue, walking (gait) difficulties, spasticity, numbness/tingling, and weakness. Each of these symptoms can be ameliorated by exercise—specifically, professionally administered mobility training. It’s easy to confuse flexibility and mobility. According to the Mayo Clinic, “flexibility refers to the ability to move a joint through the full range of motion, or fully lengthen a muscle. Mobility involves a bit more. It includes flexibility, as well as strength, coordination and balance.” Mobility training is about making movements efficient and functional.

Our physical and occupational therapists recommend specific exercise protocols to maintain mobility. We understand that individuals with MS need expert monitoring and guidance that changes as their condition changes. Exercise programs that incorporate mobility training can have far-reaching positive effects beyond movements of daily living. Here are some of the mobility tools we use to holistically address the ebbs and flows of MS symptoms.

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Therapy for Neuromuscular Disorders

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jan 22, 2021 11:30:00 AM

Massive advancements in detecting and treating neuromuscular disorders have been achieved in the last 10 years, especially when it comes to uncovering DNA markers associated with the diseases. Although no cure for neuromuscular disease has been discovered yet, research shows promising progress toward diagnosing and treating these disorders every year.

One of the best treatments available for nerve- and muscle-related disorders is neuromuscular therapy. This type of therapy is built around the most important discoveries scientists have uncovered to this point.

It’s helpful to understand the traits of neuromuscular disorders in order to grasp the benefits of neuromuscular therapy.

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What Are Balance and Gait Training Exercises?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jan 5, 2021 11:48:00 AM

If you suffer from a stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or any other condition that affects your ability to walk, you may be referred for balance and gait training as part of your physical rehabilitation. Let’s examine what you need to know about gait training, balance exercises, and how they help patients to gain improved mobility and a better quality of life.

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4 Benefits of Neuromuscular Therapy for MS

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Dec 29, 2020 11:28:00 AM

Though multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive disease, there is a lot you can do to limit its effects on your daily life. A chronic neuromuscular disorder that causes damage to nerve fibers and the protective substance (myelin) that surrounds them, MS can cause nerve-related damage can lead to trouble with motor function, communication, and coordination.

One way to combat the symptoms of MS is through neuromuscular therapy (NMT). NMT consists of various physical and mental therapies to increase your strength, improve movement patterns, and function better during your regular tasks. A personalized NMT treatment plan may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, counseling, and other interventions.

Let’s examine some of the targeted therapies that have shown to be beneficial.

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Top 5 Neuromuscular Therapy Benefits

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Dec 21, 2020 10:31:00 AM

Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is an integral form of treatment for men and women with neuromuscular disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease. The physical, occupational, and other therapies that are part of NMT help you stay active, manage your symptoms, and reduce relapse.

If you or a loved one has a neuromuscular disorder, NMT will likely be recommended as part of your comprehensive treatment program. You may be interested to know more about what NMT therapy is and how it helps. Let’s explore how neuromuscular therapy works.

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What is Neuromuscular Therapy: 6 Things to Know

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Dec 2, 2020 2:30:00 PM

Well over two million people in the United States live with a neuromuscular disorder such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, muscular dystrophies, and myopathies. These genetic conditions affect muscles and the neurons that fire them. Because there are no cures for these conditions, a diagnosis can be especially daunting, but many of their effects can be combated with our medically diverse set of therapies.

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A Guide to Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Nov 23, 2020 3:16:16 PM

The neuromuscular system contains all the muscles in your body, and all the nerves that carry messages to those muscles. If you suffer from a neuromuscular condition, such as Parkinson’s Disease, Muscular Sclerosis (MS), or chronic pain triggered by compressed nerves, you may be referred for Neuromuscular Therapy, or NMT. In this article, we’ll explore what NMT is, and what makes it so beneficial for patients. 

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Who Can Benefit From Hydration IV Therapy?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 22, 2020 12:15:00 PM

Dehydration is a state where the body lacks adequate fluid, which can impair many functions in the body. Many bodily functions also decline with age, compounding the adverse effects of dehydration.

Fortunately, dehydration can easily be reversed with a treatment like hydration IV therapy. If you or a loved one has a chronic condition or are recovering from an illness, you may benefit greatly from hydration therapy. This type of IV therapy replenishes cells quickly so your body can dedicate its energy to recovery.

Let’s take a closer look at IV hydration: how it helps and who benefits from the treatment.
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