The key role of physiatry in neurorehabilitation

After suffering neurological diseases or injuries, people may lose body functions such as movement or sensitivity, suffering from motor paralysis. The recovery of these requires an interdisciplinary approach, which enables a comprehensive rehabilitation taking into account the particular conditions of each case.

The physiatry is a medical specialty that helps people to recover body functions, from movement and mobilityfrom movement and mobility to bowel and bladder problems, chewing and swallowing, reasoning, speech and language problems.

The Association of Academic Physiatrists points out that this medical specialty emphasizes the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of people disabled by diseases, disorders or injuries.

The physiatry is unique among medical specialtiesin that its area of specialization is the functioning of the functioning of the patient as a whole (as opposed (as opposed to a focus on an organ system). That is, it manages a diversity of conditions involving the nervous and musculoskeletal systems, seeking rehabilitation of function, independence and quality of life.


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Rehabilitation in neurological disorders

A physiatrist is a health professional who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitationand may practice in a variety of clinical settings with a focus on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of all types of disabilities. all types of disabilities related to the brain, nerves, bones and muscles.

The physiatry is especially important to improving quality of life neurological disorders such as stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury.

Its field of action allows addressing conditions such as:

  • Spasticity (muscle stiffness)
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Neurogenic bowel and bladder problems
  • Mood or behavioral states such as fatigue, depression and sleep problems.

physiatry in neurorehabilitation

What is a neurological disorder?

The neurological disorders are various conditions of the central and peripheral nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.

If a problem occurs in this network, the organism's fundamental capabilities are affected. fundamental capabilities such as movement, speech such as movement, speech, swallowing or breathing. It can also present problems with memory, senses or mood, among others.

Rehabilitation of these disorders is possible thanks to neuroplasticity. neuroplasticitywhich is the ability of the nervous system to modify and relearn through new neural through new neuronal connections. This brain potential can be fully exploited through a correct neurorehabilitation process.

TrainFES methodology

TrainFES presents a methodology for comprehensive rehabilitation for patients with cerebral motor paralysis, in which the presence of physiatrists, physiotherapists and physiatrists is fundamental to this treatment program.

Thanks to its multidisciplinary team -which also includes kinesiologists, occupational therapists and speech therapists, TrainFES has evidence of its results in patients with pathologies such as spinal cord injury, stroke and multiple sclerosis, as well as motor rehabilitation in neurodegenerative diseases.

The TrainFES methodology allows to treat: 

  • Spinal cord injuries of different causes
  • Cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
  • Cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Traumatic brain injury (ECT)
  • Neurodegenerative diseases

Physiatry for neurorehabilitation

The neurorehabilitation is a therapeutic process that seeks to collaborate in the recovery recovery from a nervous system injuryThe aim is to compensate or minimize the functional alterations of patients to promote their functional independence and improve their quality of life.

The neurorehabilitation in the methodology TrainFES is led by its team of physicians physiatrists and kinesiologistswho evaluate each case and create a personalized plan with the appropriate exercises, plus the use of the functional electrostimulation (FESfunctional electrostimulation (FES).

The FES consists of the application of mild electric currents on the patient's paralyzed muscles, in order to reactivate them. In addition to this, a program of functional training that the user can perform in person at the TrainFES Center or at home, facilitated by technology and permanently accompanied by medical professionals. by medical professionals.

To move towards recovery of movement, the patient must perform specific exercises on an ongoing basis, in addition to the use of the FES device and other innovations such as an application for smartphoneswhich allows for therapeutic therapeutic continuity.

With the commitment of the user to develop the training in a constant way, TrainFES allows for up to 10 times more effective therapy than a conventional than with a conventional method, with a recovery potential equal to or better than a face-to-face program.

The TrainFES team of physiatrists

The physiatry plays a fundamental role within the multidisciplinary team of TrainFESwhich has treated more than 3,000 people with various motor problems, thanks to a comprehensive rehabilitation program that combines technology with permanent support to improve the user's quality of life.

Among its members include specialists in:

  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Sports medicine and Paralympic sport
  • Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders that cause functional limitation or disability.
  • Treatment of pain

Through a correct process of neurorehabilitationThrough a correct neurorehabilitation process, it is possible to recover from different degrees of motor paralysis caused by neurological disorders or traumatic accidents, to the loss of motor functions such as swallowing or speech.

This requires a comprehensive comprehensive rehabilitation methodology, y TrainFES is the best option, offering high technology and trained professionals, among whom stand out their physiatrists and a training program that aims at the most important thing among those who have suffered these sequelae: recovering the quality of life..

TrainFES has a team of 7 leading physiatristswho lead the rehabilitation process of each of our patients.

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