Neurological Conditions


Is your independence being affected by a neurological condition?

Physical therapy in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN can help you reclaim your life!

Neurological conditions are medically defined as disorders affecting the brain and/or spinal cord. The nerves found throughout the human body are influenced by injuries and diseases that affect the brain and spinal cord.

Neurological conditions can have a significant impact on a person’s life. These conditions can affect your ability to process information leading to alterations in how you function in the world. When a neurological condition impairs your ability to move, you may discover your quality of life suffers.

Fortunately, physical therapists understand how to identify the root cause(s) of your neurological condition and provide you with the most effective treatment strategies for maximizing your function while minimizing any losses.

You can be confident that you will always receive the best care at our Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN physical therapy clinics. Maximum Rehabilitation Services physical therapists are highly skilled experts who specialize in treating mobility issues caused by nervous system injuries or illnesses.

Call today to learn more about how our physical therapy services can assist you in managing your neurological condition.

Common neurological conditions

Often people think of physical therapists for treating orthopedic conditions like back pain or knee surgery, but one of the most important areas of physical therapy is the treatment of neurological disorders.

Physical therapists are highly trained in identifying different neurological conditions and often work with other specialists to develop treatment plans that maximize function.

Some common neurological conditions physical therapists treat, include:


A stroke is a serious medical condition that can range in severity from mild to life-threatening. A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are considered a medical emergency and require urgent treatment. In fact, the sooner a person receives treatment, the less likely significant damage will happen.

When the blood supply to your brain is cut off, there is a lack of oxygen and nutrients in the brain tissue, which may result in the death of brain cells leading to the impairments often associated with a stroke. The location of the stroke determines the physical effects a person experiences.

Physical therapy can aid in the recovery from a stroke. Physical therapy treatment plans typically focus on basic functioning first and progress to include the re-education of balance, gait, and more advanced functional activities.

Our Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN physical therapists will help you regain functional skills so you can return to your normal life as soon as possible.

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder affecting the nerve cells in the brain that causes unintended or uncontrollable movements, such as shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with balance and coordination. Some other common symptoms include severe tremors, slurred speech, and involuntary facial expressions.

Symptoms usually begin gradually and worsen over time. As the disease progresses, people may have difficulty walking and talking. Physical therapy has been shown to help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease and help people manage their symptoms to enjoy an active, productive life.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation, or balance. Muscle weakness, fatigue, and impaired coordination are among the most common symptoms.

MS is a lifelong condition that can range in severity from mild to serious disability, and in many cases, it’s possible to treat symptoms. If this disorder worsens, it has the potential to reduce average life expectancy.

Physical therapy will help you move as freely as possible while reducing your symptoms and teaching you how to manage this condition.

Alzheimer’s and other dementia

Although physical therapy does not address the specific changes in the brain with memory, it is common for physical therapists to work with individuals suffering from dementia-related disorders to improve their balance and gait to minimize their fall risk.

Research has shown that exercise can minimize the decline and helps to maintain brain functioning. If you or a loved one is dealing with dementia, seeking help sooner than later can make a massive difference in the disease’s progression.

Maximum Rehabilitation Services can alleviate the symptoms of neurological conditions

Our Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN physical therapists are movement specialists and highly skilled at working with all types of neurological conditions. Our therapists will conduct a thorough assessment to identify the factors affecting your neurological status and overall functioning.

Depending on the specific condition, our therapists will design a treatment plan to address your personal needs. An individualized approach is the key to a successful outcome. Our therapists will work to prevent further deterioration of your condition and functional ability.

Our therapists are up to date on the most advanced, research-backed treatment methods and will educate you or a loved one about your condition and how to maximize your outcomes so you can resume and keep doing what you love!

Do you want to be more self-sufficient?

To manage neurological conditions, contact Maximum Rehabilitation Services today!

Do you or a loved one have a neurological condition making it challenging to maintain your/their independence? Our Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN physical therapists, will provide you with the best possible care to help you regain your confidence and maximize your function.

Schedule an appointment with one of our skilled physical therapists at Maximum Rehabilitation Services today!

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