Examples of Neurological Conditions
- Pinched (Compressed) Nerves
- Bell’s Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
Erb’s palsy is muscle weakness in the arm or shoulder that can occur as a result of an injury sustained during birth or later in life.
Signs and Symptoms of Erb’s Palsy include:
- Paralysis or limpness of the shoulder, arm and elbow. The patient can’t lift the injured arm away from the body or bend the elbow.
- Numbness or tingling in the affected arm or hand. These are also known as “burners and stingers.”
- A hand position known as ‘the waiter’s tip’ position. The palm of the affected hand points toward the back, and the fingers curl.
Role of Physiotherapy in Erb’s palsy conditions:
Our physiotherapists at “BetterLife Physiotherapy“, after conducting the full physiotherapy assessment, they started to apply the relevant physiotherapy methods and modalities in this regard including hands-on/manual physiotherapy techniques, therapeutic exercises (stretching, strengthening, flexibility, and gentle mobilization), muscle stimulation/activation, patient education, and home exercise program (HEP).
Quadriplegia, Hemiplegia, Paraplegia, and Monoplegia
What is Paralysis?
Paralysis is the inability, whether temporary or permanent, to move a part of the body. In almost all cases, paralysis is due to nerve damage, not to an injury to the affected region.
Kinds of Paralysis:
There are many kinds of paralysis, such as quadriplegia (paralysis of arms and legs), paraplegia (being paralyzed from the waist down), monoplegia (paralysis in one limb), or hemiplegia (being paralyzed on one side of the body).
Most common causes of Paralysis:
paralysis resulting from spinal cord injuries during car accidents, falls and sporting injuries.
Other potential causes of paralysis include (but are not limited to):
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Bacterial/Viral Infections (such as Lyme Disease, Post-Polio Syndrome, etc.)
- Autoimmune Disorders (Guillain-Barré Syndrome)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Spinal Tumors
Role of Physiotherapy in Paralysis conditions:
Our physiotherapists at “BetterLife Physiotherapy“, after conducting the full physiotherapy assessment relevant to the kind of paralysis, they started to apply the specific physiotherapy protocol in this regard including: different variety of hands-on/manual physiotherapy techniques, therapeutic exercises (stretching, strengthening, flexibility, and gentle mobilization), muscle stimulation/activation, rehabilitation programs, patient education, home exercise program (HEP), ADL training, balance/gait training, and electrotherapy as well.