Physiotherapy / Hydrotherapy
Personalized physiotherapy sessions, tailored to the patient’s main concerns to maximize the quality of movement and functional independence in activities of daily living.
The 50-minute sessions include physical capacity training, gait, mobility, balance, coordination, and sensorimotor development, as well as teaching the patient and caregivers of strategies to facilitate or adapt movement in order to enhance functionality.
The sessions take place in a controlled gym environment, outdoors, and in an aquatic environment (hydrotherapy).
Speech and Swallowing Therapy
Speech therapy includes personalized speech training, as well as language and communication sessions to increase speech intelligibility and stimulate the individual's communication skills. Teaching and training regular caregivers in order to enhance the patient's effective communication.
Swallowing rehabilitation sessions aim to ensure safety, nutritional support, pleasure, and comfort in eating, either by carrying out specific exercise plans or by teaching and training caregivers in the use of adaptation strategies and swallowing compensation.
Sessions are designed to ensure patients can continue to carry out activities of daily living or other occupations that they consider significant.
The sessions include evaluating the performance of activities of daily living and other activities where the patient has difficulties. A personalized intervention plan is developed and implemented to make the patient more agile and/or to reduce pain when carrying out activities and to assess and recommend structural modifications at home or support products.
Cognitive stimulation sessions seek to enhance brain function (e.g. memory, attention), mental capacity, and social interaction through a set of techniques, applied by psychologists. Cognitive training helps the patient to generate effective strategies for adapting to daily demands.
Currently used for the treatment of focal dystonias such as cervical dystonia, limb dystonia, oromandibular and laryngeal dystonia. It is also indicated in spasticity of post-stroke limbs, and may also, in selected cases, be indicated in spasticity secondary to other etiologies, such as multiple sclerosis, spinal-modular trauma, among others. More recently it has also shown effectiveness and has been approved for the treatment of severe forms of migraine. This treatment may also improve the quality of life of patients with secondary uncomfortable sialorrhea and neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and stroke).
The Lisbon Unit offers the possibility of conducting electromyography examinations.
Examination (EMG) that assesses the nerve or muscle function or transmission between them. It identifies neuromuscular diseases, providing information on the functional characteristics of the roots, nerve plexuses, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular plaque and muscle. Some electrical activity patterns suggest a nerves or muscles disease.
For sleep studies and electrocardiograms, the Torres Vedras unit should be contacted.