Neurological problems stem from a wide range of conditions relating to defects in the function of the brain, spinal cord, muscles or nerves. Neurological problems may manifest themselves in inability to walk, abnormal muscle tone, poor coordination, decreased sensation, perceptual problems and a host of other symptoms, depending on the nature and scope of the problem. Neurological problems are most often seen in cerebrovascular accident, spinal cord injury and in cerebral palsy.
Incoordination and unsteady gait are often seen in persons suffering from cerebral palsy. Physiotherapy can help by having the patient fitted with a brace and training the person to don, doff and use the brace. A program of strengthening exercises, transfer training and ambulation will help reduce the incoordination and promote safety with ambulation.