The nervous system is vulnerable to various disorders. It can be damaged by injuries, infections, degeneration, structural defects, and tumors, as well as disorders in the circulatory system. Disorders of the nervous system, which may be helped by physical therapy, include the following:
- Muscular dystrophy
Physical therapy has a key role in rehabilitating patients with diagnosed neurological disorders. The goals of a neurological rehabilitation program include helping the individual return to the highest level of function and independence. Neurological therapy involves education to family and caregivers. It also aims to improve the overall quality of life for that individual—physically, emotionally, and socially.