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Neurological Rehabilitation

The Neurological Rehab team is comprised of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language Pathology.  Our clinicians have experience working with and treating:

  • stroke
  • spinal cord injuries
  • traumatic brain injuries
  • cerebral palsy
  • multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • tension headaches
  • vertigo
  • neuropathies
  • muscular dystrophy
  • ALS
  • amputees
  • patients with dysphagia (swallowing disorders) 
  • head/neck cancer
  • stuttering/speech fluency impairments

 

The Physical Therapy team takes a hands on approach to improve endurance, normalize muscle tone, enhance muscle strength, provide gait training, and improve balance and coordination.  The Physical Therapists provide:

  • training in the use of adaptive equipment (walkers, canes, forearm crutches)
  • recommendations for the most appropriate orthoses and prostheses and the subsequent gait training required with these devices
  • education to clients and their caregivers
  • treatment for vestibular impairments and assisting these patients to regain their balance, decrease dizziness, and stabilize their vision
  • custom wheelchair evaluations

 

Speech and Language Pathology- Treatment of clients with neurological impairments can focus on a variety of areas.

  • Cognitive Therapy- memory, reasoning, and processing of daily information.
  • Communication -  improving speech, language, and conversational skills, or teaching patients how to use gestures, computers or other communication devices.

 

Occupational Therapy-The Occupational Therapy team focuses on teaching skills and adaptations to increase independence and productivity at home, in the workplace, and in the community.  Independence in activities of daily living may be addressed to those clients following a neurological diagnosis by:

  • Recommendations of equipment for the home that can aid in activities of daily living.
  • Fabrication of custom splints to improve hand function.
  • Provide training of specific techniques/adaptive strategies to daily tasks.
  • Increase upper body strength, endurance, and range of motion.
  • Fine Motor Coordination Training
  • Visual-Perceptual Training- exercises and adaptations to address visual-perceptual changes
  • Client and caregiver education.