Physiotherapy and Neurorehabilitation in Turkey

Physical therapy and neurorehabilitation

Turkey has developed in the field of neurological rehabilitation for patients who suffer from brain or spinal cord injury that hinders their normal life, as Turkey provides special centers for treatment.


The human nervous system is the controlling leader who gives instructions and sends signals to all the body’s organs to carry out their various functions and regulates the important vital functions that keep the person alive.
Based on the foregoing, there is no doubt that severe injuries that occur at the level of the brain and the nervous system as a whole may have significant effects on people's lives, whether at the physical or psychological level, and some of them may leave permanent and irreversible sequelae.
 The term “neurological rehabilitation” refers to the procedures that are taken during recovery from nerve injury in order to help alleviate the symptoms of that injury and improve the patient’s quality of life. Rehabilitation is a complex process that takes place with the participation of doctors from various medical specialties such as a physiotherapist and a neurologist, in addition to To a psychiatrist and doctors of various other specialties.
Recently, the process of neurological rehabilitation has been noticeably interested in, and the methods used in this field have developed, as Turkey has attached great importance to this aspect of treatment, and new advanced techniques have been introduced for treatment. robotic center For physical therapy in addition to a number of centers specialized in rehabilitation.

Who needs to perform physical therapy and neurological rehabilitation?

In fact, any patient with a neurological disorder that causes neurological signs and symptoms is a good candidate for benefiting from a neurological rehabilitation program. These reasons may vary, and we mention the most important of them:
  • Vascular causes such as ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke
  • Infections affecting the nervous system, such as meningitis or encephalitis
  • Central nervous system injury (brain and spinal cord trauma)
  • Nervous system tumors such as gliomas andbrain tumors the other
  • Parkinson's disease Degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer's
  • Diseases affecting the myelin sheath, such as multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • structural disorders like Bell's paralysis or carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Myasthenia gravis and peripheral nerve injuries

Levels of Neurological Rehabilitation in Turkey

Neurorehabilitation aims to improve the patient's quality of life, relieve symptoms, and give him greater independence and self-reliance.
Neurorehabilitation is usually performed on several levels. Speech or language problems are treated if they occur. Cognitive rehabilitation is also conducted through training memory, ability to focus and attention. Patients are also rehabilitated to help them carry out daily activities such as dressing, eating and bathing.
Sphincter rehabilitation is done in cases associated with incontinence Or sphincter dysfunction, more emphasis is placed on improving range of motion and treating muscle weakness through physical therapy and ongoing support.
The different methods and levels of rehabilitation depend on the identification of the affected section and the affected function.

Neurological rehabilitation methods used in Turkey

As mentioned earlier, Turkey has attached great importance to this field of treatment by applying the latest types of treatment and rehabilitation. The most important techniques used in Turkey are:

Movement Therapy Induced Restrictions CIMT

This innovative method is used to treat partial paralysis and muscle weakness of the upper extremities caused by neurological disorders.
This method has proven its effectiveness as one of the best rehabilitation methods used, especially in the pediatric rehabilitation unit. This method involves restraining the healthy upper limb with a glove, causing the patient to use the affected limb to accomplish certain tasks.
This method helps to improve the range of motion in the weak limb and alleviate the degree of disability.
In this program, it is required that the patient be able to move the affected limb partially, meaning that the patient who is paralyzed in the entire limb is not a candidate for this type of treatment.

This program is usually conducted over a period of two weeks through several sessions, each session takes about 3 hours, and this method is not used to treat children only, but can be used at all ages. A number of Study about this method.

CIMT . Restricted Motion Stimulation Therapy
CIMT . Restricted Motion Stimulation Therapy

Weight-supported treadmill training

It is one of the good ways to improve overall physical performance and reduce muscle weakness. The patient stands on the treadmill equipped with low degrees of speed, wearing a belt around his stomach, and then walks at light speeds in order to stimulate the nervous response and reduce muscle weakness. Of course, this is done under Supervision of specialized technicians, where a technician monitors the back and abdomen area and its fixation, and other technicians monitor the movement of the lower limbs.

The treadmill is useful in the process of neurological rehabilitation, especially in the elderly
Treadmill used in neurological rehabilitation centers

Speech and language problems treatment

This process aims to rehabilitate patients with aphasia or language disorder resulting from neurological damage such as stroke, it must be noted that one third of patients who have had a stroke suffer from a communication disorder, the main problem that the patient suffers from is the difficulty in expressing what he wants It is not a cognitive problem of intelligence.
The rehabilitation specialist evaluates the patient and determines the degree of injury and functional disability that has occurred. Does the patient have difficulty understanding what is being said to him, or does the patient understand what is being said to him but cannot express what he wants, or does the patient suffer from muscle weakness that prevents him from being able to speak, All of this helps to determine the best way to approach the patient and manage his condition.
The rehabilitation specialist works side by side with the patient through rehabilitation sessions to improve the ability to communicate and help the patient achieve the goals he aspires to. These sessions may take place directly or remotely via the Internet.
The patient is trained to repeatedly produce certain sounds and common rhythms, such as saying good morning. In the event of severe injuries, the patient is trained to use a special board or electronic device that helps him communicate by writing what he wants.

Vision rehabilitation to correct vision problems

In the case of reversible double vision caused by nerve damage, and this does not include permanent vision loss that is often irreversible, vision is often improved by contact lenses or special eyeglasses, and medication or surgery may be used to manage the vision impairment.

Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Program

One of the advanced modern methods in the field of neurological rehabilitation, using modern technology, electromagnetic signals are sent across the skull to the brain, which allows for increased brain excitability and stimulation to speed up the response. The nervous system stimulation program is often attached to physical therapy, which improves the results of physical therapy and gives better results.

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This picture shows a patient undergoing noninvasive brain stimulation therapy, which is used to treat many neurological problems
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation

Objectives of Neurological Rehabilitation Programs in Turkey

  • Improving the body's motor functions and reducing the deficit
  • Treatment of communication, speech and vision disorders
  • Restore and improve quality of life and ability to perform daily tasks
  • Treatment of disorder at the level of the sphincters
  • Improve intellectual functions, memory and learning ability
  • Management of movement disorders, gait and muscle weakness

Why should I choose treatment in Turkey?

Turkey provides specialized centers for rehabilitation and physical therapy for patients with neurological problems, and the rehabilitation department is distinguished by providing physical, psychological and cognitive rehabilitation services with modern methods that focus on training neural pathways and stimulating brain response.
Turkey is characterized by the presence of the best hospitals equipped with advanced technologies and an expert medical team that has successfully performed this type of treatment a large number of times.
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common questions

Neurorehabilitation is a group of treatments aimed at improving the quality of life and reducing the symptoms and degree of disability experienced by the patient.

In fact, there is no difference between physical therapy and physical therapy, as both are terms that refer to the same meaning, which is treatment through exercises, massage and manual therapy.

Neurological rehabilitation is applied to patients with neurological injuries and severe head trauma and is provided to those who suffer from neurological symptoms. The most important reasons that need physical and neurological rehabilitation are:
  • Nervous system diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Vascular disorders (ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke)
  • brain tumor

Physiotherapy and neuromuscular rehabilitation aims to rehabilitate the peripheral and central nervous system with the aim of improving the quality of life, relieving symptoms, restoring independence and reducing the degree of disability suffered by the patient as much as possible.

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