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Physical Therapy for Neurological Rehab

By DMG Physical & Occupational Therapy

DuPage Medical Group is dedicated to addressing the unique movement problems that occur after disease or injury to the nervous system that may affect one’s quality of life.

DuPage Medical Group has a team of therapists who have been trained in working with patients with neurological diagnoses with the goal of improving function.Therapists work in combination with the patient and families to guide them on the path to restore function and reach personal goals.

Common Neurological Problems & Diagnoses

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome
  • Ataxia
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Polyneuropathies
  • Progressive neurological conditions
  • Spasticity tone

Neurological physical therapists work with patients to decrease pain, improve the person's balance and coordination, and help to restore their range of movement and motion. Without physical therapy following a neurological injury, patients may lose many functions and not be able to perform certain activities. For many neurological disorders or injuries there is a window of time in which uninjured cells in the brain and spinal cord can learn to control the missing functions. Physical therapists are very knowledgeable about human movement and can teach patients how to improve their functional movement in order to help restore independence.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, speak with your physician about whether you might benefit from physical therapy:

  • Muscular weakness
  • Spasticity
  • Difficulty walking
  • Difficulty getting in and out of chairs or bed
  • Falls or loss of balance
  • Poor coordination
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Difficulty with stairs or curbs

Neurological Physical Therapy Treatments

DMG therapists use a variety of modalities and therapy techniques that include:

  • Strengthening
  • Techniques to correct joint alignment
  • Posture correction and flexibility exercises
  • Relaxation techniques for spastic muscle
  • Functional training
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Gait training
  • Transfer training
  • Balance training
  • Neuromuscular re-education for coordination

Schedule an Appointment 

For more information or to make an appointment with a certified therapist, please call 630-967-2000. 



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