What is Neurological Rehab?
Neurological rehabilitation (rehab) helps people with diseases, injury, or disorders of the nervous system. Neurological rehab can often increase function, ease symptoms, and improve a person’s well-being. A neurological rehab program is designed to meet a patient’s individual needs, depending on the specific problem or disease. Active involvement of the patient and the patient’s family is vital to the success of the program. The goal of neurological rehab is to help patients return to the highest level of function and independence as possible, while improving their overall quality of life — physically, emotionally, and socially.
Conditions That Can Benefit
- Vascular disorders, such as a stroke, bleeding in the brain, or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)
- Infections, such as meningitis, encephalitis, polio, and brain abscesses
- Trauma, such as brain and spinal cord injury
- Structural or neuromuscular disorders, such as Bells palsy, cervical spondylosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, brain or spinal cord tumors, peripheral neuropathy, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, and Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Functional disorders, such as headaches, seizures, dizziness, and nerve pain
- Degenerative disorders, such as Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis,
myotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Muscular Dystrophy, Alzheimer disease, and Huntington chorea
How We Help You Recover
Neurological rehab in physical therapy may include:
- Activities to improve mobility, muscle control, walking, and balance
- Exercise programs to improve movement, prevent or decrease weakness caused by lack of use, manage spasticity and pain, and maintain range of motion
- Help with obtaining assistive devices that promote independence
- Education and counseling
- Safety and independence measures and home care needs
- Pain management
- Stress management and emotional support
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