What is Neuromuscular Re-education?
At Icon Medical Centers, we offer neuromuscular re-education to our patients as part of their physical therapy program to help them recover. Call one of our South Florida locations today to schedule an appointment with one of our excellent providers and request an assessment to find out if neuromuscular re-education can help you restore your independence.
Following a significant injury, you may find that you have difficulty performing tasks that were once simple for you such as climbing stairs, lifting objects or even walking. Neuromuscular re-education is a form of therapy that can help you relearn these movement patterns that are part of daily living so that you can move on with your life despite the injury.
Why Is Neuromuscular Re-Education Exercises Necessary?
When you initially learned to perform these daily activities, pathways were formed and constructed between your muscles and your nerves. As you became proficient, you were soon able to perform the activities without having to consciously think about the steps involved in walking or lifting your arms.
Following an injury, especially one that affected your brain or your nervous system, these pathways can be interrupted. When this happens, you may find yourself struggling to perform tasks that were once second nature. Losing the ability to perform essential daily tasks can be emotionally debilitating.
At our physical medicine and rehabilitation center, we offer neuromuscular re-education to those that have suffered an injury that has affected their control over their movements and body. Our South Florida therapists are dedicated to getting your control back through a physical therapy method known as neuromuscular re-education. Neuromuscular re-education is a form of therapy that helps to restore these pathways or create new ones so that these tasks will once again become simple for you.
Neuromuscular Re-Education Techniques
Neuromuscular re-education may be part of a larger physical therapy program prescribed by your physical therapist. A variety of exercises are used to train the brain, which may include a variety of exercises, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and stretching.
Some of the most commonly used exercises include various balancing techniques such as standing on one leg, targeted strengthening exercises and routines that use stretching to improve flexibility and range of motion. Massage therapy performed by a qualified massage therapist in South Florida is also frequently incorporated in neuromuscular re-education therapy.
Neuromuscular Re-education Benefits
Along with people who are recovering from nerve or brain injuries, others who benefit from neuromuscular re-education include:
- People with fractures or muscle tears
- People with disabilities that affect their muscles such as cerebral palsy
- People with degenerative bone or muscle disorders such as arthritis or multiple sclerosis
- Athletes, dancers or others who want to improve their flexibility, balance or range of motion
Scheduling Your Assessment
To learn more about neuromuscular re-education, call our physical medicine and rehabilitation center nearest to you to schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapy specialists. Because every person is has unique needs, your South Florida specialist will create a customized program built around your specific needs and goals. Your therapist may incorporate proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation to help you gain control over each body part that may have been affected in the accident.
Neuromuscular re-education can be done using different methods, and we will require a thorough assessment at one of our South Florida accident clinics to determine which method is best suited for you. Our therapists are exceptionally trained and qualified in this therapy, and you can trust us to recommend a program and method that is right for you.
Call our accident clinic near you today to schedule your assessment and begin your path to a better life. We are eagerly waiting for your call and are ready to help you thoroughly recover after your accident or injury.
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