Physiotherapy / Hydrotherapy
Intensive programs of physical training capacity, gait, mobility, balance, coordination and sensorimotor development, as well as teaching the patient and usual caregivers of facilitating strategies or movement adaptation to enhance functionality.
These programs aim to maximize movement quality and functional independence through training variability, specificity and intensity as a way to develop motor learning and autonomy in daily living activities. The programs are developed in a controlled gym environment, close to reality, and in the aquatic environment (hydrotherapy).
Intensive programs of speech stimulation and training, language and communication in order to increase speech intelligibility and stimulate the communicative skills of the patient, as well as perform teaching and training of usual caregivers in order to enhance the communicative effectiveness of the patient. Swallowing rehabilitation programs aimed at ensuring safety, nutritional support, pleasure and comfort of each meal, either through the implementation of specific exercise plans, or by teaching and training caregivers in the use of adaptation and compensation swallowing strategies.
Cognitive stimulation programs aimed at enhance the cognitive (e.g. memory, attention) and social functioning of the patient according to each specific situation and predominant difficulties.
Currently used in focal dystonias’ treatment, as cervical, limb, oromandibular and laryngeal dystonias. It is also indicated for post-stroke limb spasticity, and may also, in selected cases, be indicated for spasticity secondary to other etiologies, such as Multiple Sclerosis, vertebrodular trauma, among others. More recently it has also shown efficacy and has been approved for treating severe forms of migraine. This treatment may also improve the quality of life of patients with secondary bothersome sialorrhea and neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. Parkinson's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Stroke).