Medical exercise is very effective for those with neurological conditions that have been discharged from physical therapy (such as a cerebrovascular accident or stroke) or those that just have limitations (chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, or Parkinson’s disease). Our programs are designed to be safe for you and we will work with your physician to ensure you have a program that’s right for you.
Components of a Neurological Exercise Program
Depending on the condition, it’s important that a workout program stays in the parameters of what is safe for the individual. We want to make progress in safe way, so we make sure we take into account our clients balance, flexibility, and strength when designing their program. We believe balance is crucial for many of our clients with neurological limitations, not just while standing, but also their utilization of the core musculature, and shoulder stability as well.
A Balanced Exercise Program
For those with lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, Hashimotos’s disease, and fibromyalgia, you realize that many people don’t realize how your energy level, strength, and endurance are impacted. They feel like you should be able to do just as much as everyone else without grasping how these conditions impact your body and your daily activities. When we design your exercise program, it is our job to recognize and adjust your exercise program based on how your energy level is that particular day. We have to be in tune with you, recognize your levels of fatigue, and adjust accordingly. We still will focus on flexibility, strength training, and cardiovascular activity, but we will meet you where you are on that particular day to ensure you are performing at your best, but not fatiguing you, preventing you from functioning the rest of the day.
With all of our neurological conditions we work with, we have a protocol that we follow to ensure you get the most important components in your program, but we adjust to ensure we are not overtraining you. Medical exercise is an essential part of your recovery when you are dealing with neurological conditions.
Common conditions we work with include:
- Addison’s Disease
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) / Stroke
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Hashimoto’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post Polio Syndrome