Rehabilitation is a key component of the treatment plan for patients recovering from neurological disease or trauma. The primary goal of neurological rehabilitation is to help patients attain the highest level of a functional independence through Physical, Occupational and Speech and Language Pathology.
Our rehabilitation team of physical and occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists are available on-site to work with patients. We offer patients the benefit of a multidisciplinary team who will diagnose impaired functionality and develop a plan to help restore function. They are highly experienced in working with patients recovering from a wide variety of medical conditions including stroke, brain trauma, spinal cord injury/disease, neuromuscular disease and movement disorders. For all therapies, we believe the key to success is the involvement of the patient and family/caregiver in the rehabilitation process.
A neurological physical therapist provides services to patients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical condition or health status that may be caused by an injury or disease of the nervous system. We provide services to individuals to re-educate muscles, improve trunk stability and/or balance related to mobility. Regaining movements that have been disrupted or lost due to the neurological incident is crucial to the ability to complete everyday tasks in life independently.
Occupational Therapy specializing in neurological disorders provides services to patients whose lives have been disrupted by illness or injury of the neurological system. We focus on re-educating muscles and improving daily living skills. We help patients re-learn or adapt techniques to dress, eat, bathe, cook, do laundry, drive or work. Routine tasks that may now be a challenge are analyzed so that individuals can be safe, conserve energy, reduce pain, and be as independent as possible. We also focus on functional cognition and visual perceptual deficits in making safe decisions, recognizing problems, or following through everyday tasks.
Monday-Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Seven days a week 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Occupational Therapists are available to assess living environments and suggest adaptations to help people return to active, satisfying lives.
Speech and Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathologists help people who have neurological illness or injury that cause difficulty with speech, language, cognition, voice and swallowing. Our goal is to help improve and regain abilities so that an individual can not only eat safely but also enjoy eating, return to work, socialize, and manage everyday tasks that involve thinking and communicating.
Registered dietitians provide therapeutic diets and ensure appropriate nutrition for patients during hospitalization. At discharge, education for home management for each condition is provided.
Developing a Rehabilitation Plan
The Rehabilitation Team may perform a variety of assessments to determine your functional independence. Based on these assessments, we will design a customized rehabilitation treatment plan for the patient. You can expect the following:
- Involvement in your treatment plan to help you reach your full potential.
- A program to help you rebuild your strength, balance and mobility
- A program to help you regain your everyday living skills
- A program to enhance your memory, understanding and communication
- Education regarding the disability and rehabilitation process
- Communication throughout the treatment with you, your doctor and your family