Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

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, NJ 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 therapists 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!