June 2, 2022

If you suffer from a neurological condition you may have difficulties with your physical functions. This can include include mobility, muscle strength, range of movement and balance. Neurorehabilitation also known as neurological physiotherapy helps you regain those lost abilities.

It aims to increase your independence and quality of life by maximizing your potential and slowing down the physical deterioration.

If you’ve suffered from a sudden event such as stroke, it’s most likely you haven’t reached your full functional capacity after your acute inpatient-rehabilitation at the hospital.

Your recovery process has only just begun and therefore continuous, individualized therapy is of upmost importance. Neurorehabiliation should commence as soon as possible for the best possible recovery.

What does it include and where is it done?

Every person with a neurological condition presents differently. Based on an initial assessment a personalized rehabilitation program is designed, suited to your specific condition, symptoms, needs and goals. Where needed we use a team approach including the service of our nurses and doctors.

The goal is to increase your ability with everyday tasks and promote the functional activities you value the most. This may include walking, climbing stairs, gardening, managing your wheel-chair or simply being able to roll over and change position in bed.

In-clinic visits

The Osteopathic Health Centre Dubai has been rehabilitating patients for the past 21 years. Our team of experts include physicians, physiotherapists and osteopaths, all working together to give our patients the best treatment outcomes.

Our clinic is located at Villa 969, Al Wasl Road, Umm Sequim, Dubai.

At the comfort of your home

Getting treatment in the comfort of your home has a number of benefits. Besides getting the best possible treatment despite not being able to leave the house, your therapist can work with you in your home environment and embed the exercises into your daily routine. In addition, home treatment allows the rest of the family to be involved and gain a better understanding of the condition and learn how to optimize their help.

Who can benefit from neurorehabilitation?

We provide rehabilitation to people with neurological conditions such as:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Guillain-Barre

Neurological physiotherapy treatment will help:

  • Improve ability with everyday activities
  • Increase muscle strength, range of movement, endurance
  • Improve gross or fine motor skills, posture, balance, gait
  • Lengthen tight muscles to help decrease spasticity and reduce contractures
  • Reduce risk of falls and fight fatigue
  • Improve breathing patterns and reduce chest infections
  • Relieve pain, vertigo and stress
  • Increase independence and self-confidence
  • Optimize living environment
  • Achieve maximum potential

Nutrition and neurorehabilitation

Nutritional support during recovering phase of trauma, stroke, or any chronic condition helps to speed up the recovery and improves outcomes.  The following nutrients are especially important for neurorehabilitation:

Fatty acids; 60% of central nervous system tissues comprise lipids. Adequate amounts of fatty acids, particularly omega-3 fatty acids, can have a significant positive effect on the recovering structure and function of the nervous system.  Sources of essential fatty acids are salmon, sardines, herring, mackerel, flax seeds, chia seeds, and walnuts. 

Proteins and amino acids are building materials for neurons and muscle cells. During rehabilitation, the demand for these nutrients might be higher than usual and should be 1.0-1.3g/kg of body weight. Sources rich in amino acids are fish, poultry, lamb, meat, beans, and legumes.

Fiber comes from plant foods, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and grains. Fiber contributes to a feeling of fullness and helps maintain a healthy weight, helping to manage blood sugar and blood fat levels and essential for normal bowel movement and detoxification.

Phytonutrients are natural compounds found in all plant foods that give them color, taste, and smell. In the human body, phytonutrients play a role in many processes, including cognitive function, toxin elimination, and strengthening the immune system. It is important to include a variety of colorful fruit and vegetables each day.

If you or anyone you know has suffered from a neurological condition, contact us today for an assessment