Description and population

The neurology physiotherapy service welcomes patients with traumatic or non-traumatic alteration of the nervous system.

Damages to the central nervous system concern both cerebral (head syndromes, cerebral tumors, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral vascular accident, cerebellar syndrome, polyneuropathy, cranial nerves paralysis,...) and medulla affections (myelitis, tumors, para or quadri-plegia, spina-bifida, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, …) leading to dysfunctions of the motor command or coordination and / or neuro-psychological dysfunctions.

Damages to the peripheral nervous system concern affections to the nerves or their roots (neuritis, compression paralysis, polyradiculoneuritis,...) leading to the paralysis of limbs or body segment(s).

Care objectives

Patients care is always global and concerns all motor and neuro-psychological aspects.

It includes measures to prevent any othopedic deformation, a stimulation for recovery or functional rehabilitation through a neuro-muscular reprogramming, the set up of a neuro-psychological reorganization – compensation strategy (both in space and time) for upper cerebral functions.

It is essential to start this aspect of the care early in the treatment to save or recreate an optimum mental image of the movements.

The duration of the treatment can be very variable but also very long: it will be established depending on the pathology and how fast the patients recover.

Care means

Therapeutic means at our disposal are very diversified. Besides classical techniques of muscular strengthening and mobilization, patients will benefit from the following techniques :

  • Neuro-motor re-education ( Bobath, Kabatt, Neuro-functional Programming (NFP)...)
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Physiotherapy techniques (analgesic streams, cryotherapy, electrostimulation, ...)
  • Balance and motor instability re-education (Bon St-Côme, biofeedback, Frenkel, …).