Neurological disorders are diseases of the nervous system -the brain, spine and nerves. There are more than 600 diseases of the nervous system, such as brain tumors, Parkinson's disease and Stroke.
A neurologic physical therapist is a physical therapist that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with movement problems due to disease or injury of the nervous system. Physical therapists can help improve or restore the mobility you need to move forward with your life.
Nervous system diseases/injuries
· Multiple sclerosis (MS)
· Parkinson's disease (PD)
· Cerebral palsy
· Motor neuron disease (MND)
We take pride in having a Physical Therapist who specializes in this type of therapy treatment at Kinesphere Physical Therapy. Please feel free to contact our office at (816) 379-6899 to set up your FREE Discovery Visit to see if we can assist you in your season of life.
Tamara Neff, DPT
Educational Background: Tamara graduated with her B.A from Washburn University while earning her Physical Therapist Assistant degree, practiced for a few years and then went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She has been practicing in the field of physical therapy since 2000, with experience in the outpatient setting as well as inpatient rehabilitation. Since graduation Tamara has pursued extensive training in neurological rehabilitation with training in Neuro-Developmental Technique, Body Weight Support Treadmill Training, and vestibular rehabilitation. She is also a LSVT BIG® certified practitioner specializing in treatment of individuals with Parkinson’s disease. As a physical therapist with extensive clinical experience and specialty training, she brings a comprehensive approach to the care of her patients and clients.
Neurological Rehabilitation: Tamara specializes in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with movement impairments due to disease or injury to the nervous system. She has a strong desire and passion to work with individuals with neurological impairment such as stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s, Guillan-Barre, balance deficits, and multiple sclerosis. With years of hands on clinical experience, Tamara is able to help patients achieve motor recovery with facilitation techniques that improve their quality of life.