Exercise for Neurological and Neuromuscular Disorders

This page includes information for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Dementia and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Exercise is an important component of treatment for any patient with a neurological or neuromuscular disorder. At Glebe Physio, we have the expertise of both physiotherapists and exercise physiologists that can prescribe individualised exercise for the patient’s impairments and goals. We have a range of exercise equipment within the clinic but can also prescribe safe and effective home-based exercise programs.

What are the benefits of exercise in patients with neurological and neuromuscular disorders?

• Improve function, increase their mobility, increase independence and improve quality of life for patients that have motor impairments (difficulties with strength and muscle control).
• For patients with contractures and spasticity (disabling muscle tightness), specific exercises and other interventions are vital to maintain as much range of motion as possible and preserve movement.
• Increasing cardiovascular fitness and improving physical activity tolerance for general health.

What type of exercise is best for patients with neurological and neuromuscular disorders?

The type of exercise for each patient is highly dependent on their specific impairments and functional limitations. In general, physical exercise programs should include specific exercises to reduce the deficits directly associated with the neurological disorder, such as leg weakness that is limiting mobility, as well as general exercise capacity and cardiovascular fitness. At Glebe Physio, we have physiotherapists and exercise physiologists that work together to ensure the best exercise program is delivered to each specific patient.

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Please note that the information we provide on web pages like this one are for general information and educational purposes. We recommend speaking to a qualified physiotherapist or exercise physiologist to assess your individual situation.
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Glebe Physio

02 9168 5992

173 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW 2037

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Fri — 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday — 9:00am - 1:00pm
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