Neurological Conditions

At Caroling Physical Therapy, we treat the physical symptoms of these neurological conditions including:

  • Stroke
  • Head injury
  • Spinal injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Balance dysfunction

These debilitating conditions leave patients with loss of balance, muscle tightness, and weakness.  Often simple activities such as rolling over, getting up from sitting, and walking are affected. Our goal is to get our patients back to normal daily function.


If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke, you understand the debilitating after-effects it can have on the body. Even though the effects can change your mobility, it doesn’t mean you cannot relearn or redefine how you live. Although rehab cannot reverse the effects of a stroke, it can help you build your strength, capability, and confidence so you can continue your daily activities.

What will I do in rehab?

  • Self-care skills such as feeding, grooming, bathing, toileting, and dressing
  • Mobility skills such as transferring, walking, or self-propelling a wheelchair
  • Communication skills in speech and language
  • Cognitive skills such as memory or problem solving
  • Social skills for interacting with other people

Physical therapists use exercise to improve balance, flexibility, strength, and functional abilities. They also show patients techniques to improve transfers and mobility. When needed, patients are instructed in the use of canes and walkers and are educated in energy-saving techniques.

Parkinson’s Disease

When many people hear about the diagnosis of Parkinson’s, whether it be themselves or a loved one, it can often come with many emotions and uncertainties. Parkinson’s is a disorder affecting the nervous system that affects the way a person moves. Tremors are often the first symptom of the disease, and progression into slower movement and loss of balance often occur.

What some people don’t know is that Parkinson’s symptoms can be treated with physical therapy. There may be no cure, but a therapist can improve daily functions through a program called LSVT Big. LSVT Big requires specific certification and allows a therapist to work with Parkinson’s patients, and the results are astounding. Therapy can give back a patient’s freedom of movement through exercises that teach them control and understanding how to perform daily functions with their diagnosis. We offer LSVT Big therapy in our Forest Acres clinic (Columbia), Sumter, North Charleston, and Northeast Columbia locations.

At Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, we understand how neurological conditions can affect a person and the ones they love.  Our number one goal is to see that our patient’s needs are met and that they are given every opportunity to regain their independence. We accomplish this with custom-tailored programs designed to regain the functions that have been impaired. The commitment, personal attention, and quality of care we devote to each one of our patients give them the opportunity to achieve their goals.