Neurological Conditions

Is Your Independence Being Affected by a Neurological Condition?

Bens Total Wellness Therapy Can Help!


Neurological conditions can profoundly impact your life, often making the simplest of daily tasks appear challenging. You may not be alone in this struggle, but at Bens Total Wellness Therapy, your recovery journey should be unique and personalized.

According to the World Health Organization, around one billion people, or 13.46% of the world’s population, suffer from neurological disorders globally. The conditions can range from common headaches, epilepsy, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease to more severe forms like multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s. Age is a significant factor; it’s estimated that the number of people aged 60 and above with neurological disorders increases by about 2% yearly.

The consequences of neurological disorders can be severe, leading to physical dysfunction and reduced quality of life. For instance, Parkinson’s disease typically progresses from mild tremors to significant physical impairment over several years. Similarly, stroke survivors in New Jersey often face difficulties with movement and coordination.

However, the silver lining is that physical therapy can help. We utilize evidence-based practices to aid patients with neurological conditions. Our therapists are skilled in restoring function, improving mobility, and even slowing disease progression.

Physical therapy offers a variety of treatments designed to help those with neurological conditions. For instance, gait training can help patients improve their walking, while balance exercises can prevent falls. Strength and mobility exercises can help improve function.

At Bens Total Wellness Therapy servicing the areas of New Jersey, we’re passionate about helping our patients regain their independence. We understand how neurological conditions can make life more challenging, but we’re here to provide the care and support needed to navigate these challenges.

Take the first step towards reclaiming your independence today. Call Bens Total Wellness Therapy today at 732-853-4560 to schedule your personalized physical therapy session!

Common Neurological Conditions

Neurological conditions involve disorders affecting our brain, spinal cord, and the network of nerves interconnecting these vital body parts. Living with a neurological condition can be challenging, but improvement and rehabilitation are possible with the right care and guidance. Physical therapy in New Jersey is crucial in managing and overcoming these common neurological conditions, helping individuals regain control, function, and independence.

Common Neurological Conditions Treated By Physical Therapy include the following:


What is a Stroke?

A stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is interrupted, often leading to physical and cognitive impairments. Physical therapy assists stroke survivors in regaining strength, balance, coordination, and mobility.

Stroke is a leading cause of disability in adults. Bens Total Wellness Therapy can help relieve the effects of a stroke by working to improve balance, walking, and the use of assistive devices. Common therapies for post-stroke rehabilitation include constraint-induced movement therapy, functional electrical stimulation, motor image, partial body weight support, and Neurotherapy techniques, such as biofeedback.

Biofeedback is a type of neurological therapy that helps improve awareness of muscle function and how it may need to be changed. This is done by attaching electrodes to the skin in order to measure muscle activity on a screen. After a stroke, our New Jersey physical therapist can help you regain your functional skills so you can get back to living your life independently.

What will post-stroke rehabilitation look like?

Physical therapy is a vital part of the recovery for anyone who has suffered from a stroke. A thorough evaluation is done in various stages of the rehabilitation process to determine progression in strength, transfers, walking, balance, range of motion, and safety. Our licensed New Jersey physical therapists approach the care of each individual, adapting the best rehabilitative process to each case.

The long-term goal of any stroke rehabilitation plan is to improve physical function. Sometimes, individuals who sustain strokes will have to relearn basic skills, such as walking, dressing, writing, speaking, or eating. At Bens Total Wellness Therapy, our advanced methods and modalities are equipped to help you or your loved one relearn, recover, and reclaim life.

Parkinson’s Disease

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurological disorder that affects the nerve cells in the brain. Common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include slurred speech, irregular facial expressions, and severe tremors.

Fortunately, physical therapy can help slow the progress of Parkinson’s and provide relief for symptoms. It also helps to improve flexibility and strength by addressing several issues that Parkinson’s disease may cause, including abnormal gait, freezing, and dystonia.

Are You Living with Parkinson’s Disease?

The physical therapists at Bens Total Wellness Therapy specialize in the treatment of patients who suffer from movement difficulties, either due to an injury or ailment surrounding the nervous system.

Our specialists will assess your situation and develop the best plan of care for your needs.

The goal of physical therapy for neurological disorders is to restore as much function as possible, in order to help you regain independence and move freely.

We can help you find comfort in the fact that you will be receiving treatment from experts in the field.

For more information on how our New Jersey physical therapy services can benefit you and help you reclaim your life, request an appointment today!

Multiple Sclerosis

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Common symptoms of multiple sclerosis include pain, fatigue, and weakness. Fortunately, physical therapy can help manage and decrease these symptoms. Our New Jersey physical therapist will provide you with targeted stretches to ease muscle spasms and targeted exercises to increase strength and range of motion.

You will also work on activities to help with balance and movement, in addition to being provided with information on the correct use of assistive devices.

Are You Living with Multiple Sclerosis?

The physical therapists at Bens Total Wellness Therapy specialize in the treatment of patients who suffer from movement difficulties, either due to an injury or ailment surrounding the nervous system.

Our specialists will assess your situation and develop the best plan of care for your needs.

The goal of physical therapy for neurological disorders is to restore as much function as possible, in order to help you regain independence and move freely.

We can help you find comfort in the fact that you will be receiving treatment from experts in the field.

MS is a chronic condition affecting the central nervous system, causing a wide range of symptoms like fatigue, difficulty walking, and coordination problems. Physical therapy helps manage these symptoms and improve quality of life.


What is ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)?

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, is a progressive, neurological disease. It typically develops in the hand, feet, and extremities before progressing to the central part of the body.

At this point in time, there is no cure for ALS. However, here at Bens Total Wellness Therapy the goal of our rehabilitative team is to help you maintain physical function and independence for as long as you possibly can.

Our New Jersey team focuses on preventing secondary complications (such as injuries caused by falling) by providing education and guidance for safety, and adaptation when using assistive devices.

What are ALS Symptoms?

Patients who develop ALS first notice a challenge with walking, as they may frequently trip or lose their balance. They will also notice frequent muscle cramps or weakness in their hands or legs.

As ALS gets worse and progresses throughout the body, it can affect the way in which someone walks, speaks, uses their extremities, swallows, and even breathes.

Living with a neurological condition doesn’t mean putting life on hold. At our mobile physical therapy practice, we are committed to providing you with personalized treatment plans designed to meet your unique needs. Our experienced therapist servicing the areas of New Jersey are trained to guide you every step of the way.

Contact us today and take your first step towards improved mobility, strength, and independence!

Embrace Your Journey to Better Health at Bens Total Wellness Therapy

Our dedicated physical therapists servicing New Jersey are committed to empowering you with renewed strength, mobility, and confidence. At Bens Total Wellness Therapy, we start with a thorough and comprehensive evaluation of your current health status. Our medical history review provides vital details about your past illnesses, surgeries, medications, and lifestyle, clearly showing your health.

Next, we’ll focus on specialized testing to include balance assessments, muscle strength evaluations, and reflex examinations performed by our skilled physical therapists. This rigorous evaluation process ensures we can design a personalized, result-driven treatment plan for you.

Our professionals rely on a range of proven therapeutic approaches including the following:

  • Neurodevelopmental Techniques (NDT): This approach targets improving motor responses and managing postural control. By training the body to use healthier movement patterns, it fosters better balance and coordination.
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF): A hands-on approach, PNF uses stretching and muscle contraction to improve muscle flexibility, strength, and coordination. It’s particularly effective for stroke recovery and Parkinson’s disease.
  • Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT): Ideal for individuals with limited use of one arm or hand, CIMT encourages the use of the weaker limb by restraining the stronger one, stimulating neurological adaptation.
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES): Here, low-level electrical impulses stimulate the nerves, helping improve muscle function in conditions like stroke, MS, or spinal cord injuries.

Remember, each treatment plan is as unique as the individual it’s tailored for, ensuring it matches your personal goals, needs, and lifestyle.

We take pride in our commitment to excellence, compassionate approach, and unwavering dedication to helping you regain your health and well-being.

Connect with us today and take the first step towards a healthier, brighter tomorrow!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!