March 10th through the 16th is International Brain Awareness Week and GO Physical Therapy would like to take this time to address how physical therapy not only helps those with brain issues and diseases but can also be helpful in keeping your brain active and healthy as you age. GO PT specializes in working with those with many diseases that affect the brain; such as Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, dementia (actually a symptom, not a disease), and direct brain injuries.
Your brain is a vital aspect of your health and a healthy brain can help you lead a healthier life. Because we specialize in working with many diseases and injuries that affect the brain we truly do stand above the rest when it comes to physical therapy to keep your brain & body working at its peak condition for you. Providing a one-on-one consultation with our physical therapist, we can assess your specific needs, concerns and conditions that can be addressed with a therapy regimen created just for you.
Focusing, but not limited to working with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients we have studied continuously to find the newest and best ways to work with these types of clients to get the best results. The United States has seen continuous increases in the population being affected by diseases, like Alzheimer’s, which cause dementia. What often confuses the health community is that we are actually beginning to see younger and younger people affected by some types of dementia; some as young as their late 30’s and early 40’s. Speaking with a senior care worker in a local nursing home recently she commented that in her 40 plus years of nursing she had never seen people being placed at such young ages with dementia as their main problem. While there are many theories about why we are seeing the age lowering in people affected with dementia, there is no solid conclusion as to why this is happening.
What we do know is that, at any age, we have options to help make anyone with dementia, Alzheimer’s, brain injuries, or other brain related issues increase their quality of life by utilizing physical therapy. One aspect of losing “brain power” is losing your ability to properly move and function physically. GO Physical Therapy works on a variety of levels to encompass all over health and strength, along with pain relief, to make the recipient’s life better.
Treatment Plans & Options for Brain Issues/Injuries/Diseases:
- Gait Training
- Modalities (hot/cold, stimulations)
- Manual Therapies
- Exercise/Therapeutic Exercises
One of the best options that GO Physical Therapy offers is the fact that WE come to YOU. This simplifies having to coerce the patient to go outside of their comfort zone, especially in the beginning stages of therapy when everything is new to them. Our one on one at home physical therapy can help those in the Long Island, NY area who are suffering from brain issues to live a quality of life that they deserve.
We may not have a cure yet for brain issues and problems, but we have a way to make your loved one’s life the best it can be by offering exemplary physical therapy services to make your life together a life of high quality. Call us for an evaluation and suggested treatment plan individualized for your specific needs. We are the number one source for at home physical therapy for dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other brain related issues.
Dedicated To Your Health & Well-being (and safety),