Physical therapy for leg paralysis


Paralysis is a condition in which any part of the body doesn’t show proper movement or any movement. It is majorly caused by injury to the central nervous system.
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Most common diseases of the Central nervous system that can cause paralysis are

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Head injury
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Spina Bifida
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Autoimmune diseases


The treatment will be planned by an expert physical therapist by taking into consideration the following points

  • The area affected: central nervous system or peripheral nervous system
  • Cause of paralysis (Spinal cord injury, Head Injury, Stroke, etc)
  • The extent of the damage: partial paralysis or complete paralysis
  • Prognosis of ailments
  • Any other signal and symptoms of present

Physiotherapy for total paralysis

  • In total paralysis, a set of  physical treatments is used which concentrate on increasing muscle strength and stamina to enhance the ability to achieve normal function, 
  • increasing muscle flexibility to maintain normal tissue length and range of movement. It will help to control muscle spasms and pain
  • Practicing different exercises for maintaining a stable posture of the body and to prevent bedsores as well
  • Compel patient to achieve an extra mole and stand for a little longer duration every day which can improve circulation as well as strengthen bones
  • Practicing techniques like hydrotherapy and different massages
  • Teaching patients to use upper limb properly so they can compensate for the deficiency of lower limb
  • Teaching the use of a wheelchair as well
  • Teaching different more effective methodologies for sleeping, sitting, and standing
  • Excercise for building stamina and mobility as well
  • Exercise to improve balance as well

Partial paralysis

  • In partial paralysis, all function is not lost and the body shows little movement
  • In it, we use almost the same treatment but the intensity of treatment is a little Lowered because the degree of damage is not as swear as incomplete paralysis

Final words

Most of the time it is observed that a patient with complete paralysis due to peripheral or central nervous system injury doesn’t recover properly. In paralysis even after effective physical therapy treatments, the extent of recovery is not a hundred percent. In it, physiotherapy treatment is done to achieve maximum mobility and stamina and also to prevent bedsores. almost all cases of complete paralysis don’t show 100% recovery while in partial paralysis we can expect that a patient after a long period of effective treatments may recover fully. Just make sure you are trying your best and choosing the best physical therapist 

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