Injuries of the brain or spinal cord can cause commotion, crushing, laceration, injuries and bleeding of the blood vessels. Malformations in the network of blood vessels inside the brain can cause unexpected bleedings. Blood vessels in the brain can break or be blocked, that can result stroke, while haemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding. Ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot. Inflammation or tumours in certain areas of the brain or spinal marrow also result in acute lesions.
Dysfunctions after stroke:
- one-sided weakness or paralysis
- loss of balance, coordination problems
- decreased ability to speak or comprehend words (aphasia)
- neglect: failure to report or respond to stimuli presented from one side of the body
- pain, numbness
- memory problems and slowness of thought
Post-stroke patients often develop haemiparesis or haemoplegia, weakness, motoric, vision or mental impairments. After the acute stage, most survivors of stroke continue to have severe impairments. That is why specialists recommend starting rehabilitation, especially special complex neuro-rehabilitation, as soon as possible. It is all the more important because the very first results of rehabilitation can be expected in the early phase after the acute stage.
In our days Parkinson’s is an increasingly common primary neurological disorder. Most people are diagnoses around the age of 60. Men are much more likely than women to develop the disease. Patients with Parkinson’s experience impairments of balance and walking However, symptoms can be improved by suitable medication and physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy delays symptom progression. It is indispensable because it can make the patient’s everyday life easier. Apart from its beneficial effect on physical well-being, it will facilitate maintaining mental health.
Parkinson disease is a complex condition with diverse symptoms, which makes its treatment multifaceted, requiring the cooperation of a whole rehabilitation team. The most efficient form of treatment is a compound of different therapeutic options consisting of medication as well as reducing emerging symptoms by physiotherapy, speech therapy and ergo therapy.
Other neurodegenerative clinical pictures:
- Sclerosis Multiplex
- Muscular atrophy
- Guillain – Barré Syndrome
We test patients’ balance and coordinative skills, walking and muscle strength. Our special Parkinson walking therapy helps develop arm and leg coordination (synkinesist), decrease occurrences of falls, improve walking skill, increase muscle strength and lessen instability of gait.
Traumatic brain injuries
Traumatic or intracranial brain injuries usually occur to younger people. Mortality of people under 40 is most often due to accidents. Brain injuries often happen as part of poly traumatic injuries. Lost functions following brain injuries are most often mental impairments (understanding, thinking, time and special perception). It is often accompanied by movement disorders (changes in muscle tone, impairments of motor-coordination, gait disorders and impaired fine motor coordination/dexterity, as well as sensory and vegetative disorders (problems with urination and bowel movement).
We are prepared to provide our quests complex neurorehabilitation. We can start rehabilitating bed-ridden patients, mobilize patients in bed and from bed, develop controlling the torso and finally gait-training exercises/help learning to walk again. Complex exercises in suspension grate, special BoBbath- therapy, vertical suspension frame/grid -training exercises facilitating walking as a function.
Traumatic spinal cord injury
Providing connections between the brain and the muscles and the internal organs is the most important function of the spinal cord. Any injury or damage, due to an illness, of the spinal cord, disturbs this complicated system. Injuries of the spinal cord can be complete or incomplete. Spinal cord injuries provoke symptoms of various severity, depending on which section of the spinal cord is affected: paralysis, sensory loss, problems of urination and bowel movement and other disturbances. Traumatic spinal cord injuries typically affect young people: sport-related injuries and road accidents are the most common causes. Injuries of the spinal cord often happen as part of poly traumatic injuries.
Starting special physiotherapy in time is of crucial importance, especially developing the core muscle and muscles of the neck. Achieving sitting balance and improving control of the pelvis are also vital. Suspension of the whole body inside the suspension frame/grid, functional exercises for the limbs and the whole body.
We can offer: treatments for patients with stroke and post-stroke conditions, Parkinson- syndrome, Sclerosis Multiplex, Guillain– Barré syndrome. Rehabilitation of patients with brain and cranial injuries. Treatments of other neurodegenerative and peripheral neurological disturbances. Improving patients’ condition before and after neurological surgeries, preparing for the operation.
Orthopaedic conditions (cartilage wear, joint deformities and pain), preparation for prosthetics implantation operations by special exercises, complete rehabilitation after surgical interventions, conservative therapy of problems and pains in hips and joints of knees or ankles, remedial exercises for spinal complaints.
Treatments of post-traumatic conditions: fractures, injuries of ligaments, muscles and tendons, rehabilitation after sports-related injuries and after operations, early or late stage rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation, providing medical aids.
Treatment of rheumatology clinical pictures
Treatment of cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders: cardiovascular conditions (ischemic heart diseases, vein and artery diseases), treatment of conditions following cardiovascular operations and cardiopulmonary diseases (COPD).