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Help for Stroke Patients & Neurologic Problems

Nerve disorders can affect your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), peripheral nervous system (peripheral and cranial nerves) or autonomic nervous system. Neurologic problems can cause pain, numbness, tingling or burning sensations just about anywhere in the body.

Perhaps you or someone you know has had a stroke or anyone of dozens of other neurologic, or nerve, disorders. The good news is that help for these sometimes life-threatening diseases is just a phone call away. Disorders we can help include:
Stroke ("brain attack') • Cerebral palsy • Neuromuscular disorders • Balance & vestibular disorders, BPPV • Lou Gehrigs disease • Transient ischemic attack· Traumatic brain injury & disorders • Brain tumors, spinal cord tumors & neuromas • Gait abnormalities & disorders • Parkinson's disease • Muscular dystrophy • Multiple sclerosis & Guillain-Barre syndrome· Spinal cord disorders & injuries

As you can see, we treat a wide variety of nerve disorders. However, we are specially dedicated to treating patients with the following nerve-related problems:

Stroke: A stroke is a brain attack caused by blood flow interruption that results in the sudden death of cells in a localized area of the brain. Depending on the area of the brain affected, a stroke can cause memory loss, paralysis, impaired speech, coma and even death.

Multiple sclerosis: MS is a chronic inflammatory disorder within the central nervous system. Typical symptoms can include fatigue, pain, numbness, balance problems, extremity in coordination and muscle stiffness and weakness.

Parkinson's disease: This disorder of the nervous system is caused by cell death within one of the brain's movement control centers. Symptoms can include muscle rigidity, shaking, posture problems and the inability to move quickly.

Gait abnormalities: These are walking problems that are usually caused by injuries or disease of the feet, legs, spine, brain or inner ear. Diagnostic tests, including a neurologic exam, are used to determine the cause of gait abnormalities.

Our experienced therapy team offers a number of effective treatments for reducing pain and improving function for patients with neurologic problems. These include hands-on manual therapy and muscle reeducation techniques, massage therapy, behavior modification and therapeutic modalities such as heat, ice, ultrasound and electrical stimulation.

For more information on our comprehensive, personalized care for stroke and neurologic problems or to schedule an appointment, call today at 215-679-01 05 in Upper Perk or 215-862-4195 in New Hope.

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