Good Morning Readers,

As a Physical Therapist, so many questions come to me regarding Neurological Treatment and how Physical Therapy can help our patients:  Here are some answers:


Physical therapy is extremely important for patients who have had or who currently have neurological diseases or injuries.  Injuries to the brain or spinal cord can cause death of the cells that control certain movements and sensations, and therefore cause loss of function.  Without physical therapy following a neurological injury, patients may lose many functions and not be able to perform certain activities.  Decreased activity leads to many other health issues such as heart problems, lung problems, diabetes, decreased independence, and an overall poor quality of life.

Following the injury there is a certain amount of time when the cells that are not injured in the brain and spinal cord can learn to control the missing functions. Our therapists are very knowledgeable about human movement and can teach you how to move correctly again. This can help you regain some to most of the functions lost because of the injury. Many of our patients can learn to live independently again, which makes them happier with their lives

This is what Neuro-rehabilitation specialist Jodi J. Hawes, MD  who practices at the Duke Neurological Disorders Clinic,    at Duke University Hospital in Durham has to say. Get to know her in this video  Click on the YouTube video for more information.

Our Neurological patients in Phoenix, Arizona are provided with 1:1 therapy sessions in their home, hospital or assisted living centers.  A treatment plan, goals and objectives are set and therapy will start.  All patients are different and have different needs:   our goal is to assist our patients to Engage in Wellness and Engage in Life.

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Remember, we always come to you!

Thanks for Reading,

Kim Jacob,  PT, CNDT, BCST


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