Motor Neuron Disease (MND) is a group of progressive neurological disorders in which motor neurons, the cells controlling voluntary muscle activities such as breathing, speaking, walking and swallowing undergo degeneration.

Normally, upper motor neurons in the brain which control motor functions descend to the spinal cord and activate lower motor neurons. The lower motor neurons directly activate muscles as they exit the spinal cord. With disruption of signals between lowest motor neurons and muscles, the muscles stop working properly, weaken and waste and develop uncontrolled fasciculations. With disruption of signals between upper and lower motor neurons, limb muscles develop stiffness (spasticity) due to which movements become slow and effortful. Overtime, one’s ability to control movements voluntarily can be lost. This disease can affect a person’s ability to speak, breath, walk and swallow.

Motor Neuron Disease Physical Therapy

Types of Motor Neuron Disease
Causes of Motor Neuron Disease
Symptoms of Motor Neuron Disease
Diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease
Treatment for Motor Neuron Disease
Motor Neuron Disease Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation


Special Features

Why ORC?

OVERSEAS REHABILITATION CARE (ORC) is the most trusted provider of rehabilitation services in India. We aim to provide holistic rehabilitation to people with Motor Neuron Disease through our physical therapy, Occupational therapy and speech- language therapy programs. Physical therapy and Occupational therapy help in improving an individual’s posture, slowing down muscle weakness and wasting, preventing joint immobility, reducing spasticity through stretching and strengthening exercises and increasing range of motion. Speech therapy helps in easing out speech, chewing and swallowing difficulties.

ORC Approach

Our specialized physical therapy for Motor Neuron Disease includes following exercises which help an individual carry out daily activities easily:

  • Strengthening and mobilization exercises for increasing muscle strength.
  • Mobilization and strengthening exercises for improving postural alignment
  • Providing seating and mobility aids and postural re-education programs for improving balance and mobility
  • Stretching programs for reducing stiffness, spasms and pain
  • Gait re-education and training and improving balance work for reducing the risk of falls
  • Management of positioning in bed and seating for increasing patient’s independence and quality of life.
  • Teaching breathing exercises and chest clearance techniques
  • Minimizing secondary complications associated with Motor Neuron Disease.

ORC Goals

We provide comprehensive rehabilitation program to our patients and aim at:

  • Increasing patient’s quality of life
  • Reducing stiffness
  • Reducing pain and muscle spasm
  • Enhancing patient independence
  • Enhancing patient’s energy levels
  • Reducing chest infection

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