Neurological exercises are designed to help people with neurological conditions improve their movement, strength, coordination, and balance. These exercises may be recommended by a neurologist or a neurological physiotherapist and are tailored to the individual’s specific needs and abilities. Some examples of neurological exercises include-
1- Range of motion exercises to improve joint mobility and flexibility, such as shoulder circles, hip rotations, and ankle pumps.
2- Strengthening exercises to build muscle strength and endurance, such as squats, lunges, and push-ups.
3- Balance and coordination exercises to improve stability and prevent falls, such as standing on one leg, walking heel-to-toe, and performing the “tandem walk.”
4- Gait training exercises to improve walking ability, such as practicing different walking patterns and using assistive devices like walkers or canes.
5- Functional training exercises to improve everyday activities, such as practicing getting in and out of a chair, using utensils, and opening jars.
6- Cardiovascular exercises to improve overall fitness and endurance, such as walking, cycling, or swimming. It’s important to note that the specific exercises and intensity level will vary depending on the individual’s neurological condition, level of impairment, and goals. A qualified neurological physiotherapist can help design an exercise program that is safe and effective for each individual.