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Movement Disorders

Personalized and evidence-based physical therapy to improve function and quality of life for individuals with dystonia and functional movement disorders.

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Movement Disorders

Movement disorders refer to a group of neurological conditions that affect the ability to control movement. They can result from problems with the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Movement disorders can be classified into several categories, including hypokinetic disorders (such as Parkinson's disease), hyperkinetic disorders (such as dystonia and FMD), and ataxia.

Dystonia is a hyperkinetic movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. These movements can affect one or more body parts and can be painful and disabling. Dystonia can occur at any age and can affect both children and adults.

Functional movement disorder (FMD) is another hyperkinetic disorder that affects movement. FMD is characterized by abnormal or involuntary movements that are not caused by a neurological disease or injury but rather by psychological factors. FMD can cause a range of symptoms, including tremors, spasms, jerks, and weakness, and can affect any part of the body.

Our Approach

At BeyondRehab, our approach to neuro physical therapy is centered around our belief in the power of the human body and brain to heal and adapt. Our approach is rooted in the principles of neuroplasticity, which is the brain's ability to adapt and form new neural connections in response to changes in the environment or behavior. By utilizing evidence-based techniques and individualized treatment plans, we aim to help our clients regain control of their movements, improve their function, and ultimately improve their quality of life.

Our team takes a holistic approach to therapy, addressing not just the physical symptoms of the movement disorder, but also the emotional and psychological aspects that can impact overall well-being. We believe in empowering our clients to take an active role in their own recovery, providing education and support to help them achieve their goals.

We begin with a comprehensive evaluation of the individual's current abilities and limitations. Based on this evaluation, we work with the individual to set realistic goals and develop an exercise program to target those areas. We use evidence-based techniques to help individuals increase mobility, strengthen muscles, improve coordination and balance, and ultimately, enable self-management strategies.

Our Programs

We offer two specialized programs for the treatment of movement disorders: Dystonia PT and FMD Program.

Our Dystonia PT program is designed to help individuals with dystonia improve their mobility, reduce pain, and restore their functional abilities. Our program includes a range of techniques and strategies, such as sensory discrimination training, motor imagery, and task-specific training, to help retrain the brain and improve motor control. We work closely with your physician and other healthcare providers to ensure coordinated care.

Our FMD Program is designed to help individuals with FMD reduce their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Our program includes a range of techniques and strategies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and graded motor imagery, to help address the psychological and physical factors contributing to FMD. We work closely with your healthcare providers to ensure an integrated approach to your care.

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Personalized physical therapy program for Cervical Dystonia to improve function and quality of life.

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Discovering Your Strengths and Building Brain-Body Connection: Our Individualized Functional Movement Disorder Program

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