Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular disorders affect muscles and/or the nerves that control them. The neuromuscular rehabilitation team at Lake Oconee Rehabilitation Physical Therapy offers custom evaluations and exercise-based treatments for people with these conditions. Given that exercising tissues that are painful or damaged may be challenging, our neuromuscular specialists are skilled at customizing prescriptions and exercises for each patient.

Examples of nervous system disorders that we treat include:

  • Balance Disorders
  • CVA (stroke)
  • CP (cerebral palsy)
  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Many More

Our skilled services start with a thorough initial evaluation where we discuss and assess the patient’s specific needs so we can provide a physical rehabilitation program specific to the unique neuromuscular disorder being treated. We also work closely with each patient’s doctor to adjust the treatment program as necessary and ensure consistent movement towards the patient’s specific goals.

Our physical therapy team use a variety of treatment techniques and modalities including:

  • Adaptive equipment for safe & successful return to sports and recreation
  • Assistive device fitting & training
  • Education and training in compensatory strategies to recover function
  • Gait Training with use of assistive equipment/devices
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Seating assessment and wheelchair instruction
  • Splinting, bracing and the use of specialized therapy equipment
  • Therapeutic exercise and balance activities

To learn more about our neuro rehabilitation and physical therapy program, please contact us