FAQs on Neuro Rehab:

What Is Neuro Rehab?

Neuro Rehab is an interdisciplinary program for patients who have experienced trauma or a medical diagnosis pertaining to the nervous system. Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologists work as a team to provide comprehensive and individualized care for each patient. Often trauma or a diagnosis of this nature causes physical disability or impairment which alter normal, day to day activities which neuro therapy seeks to improve.

Who Is a Candidate for Neuro Rehab?

Our neurorehabilitation specialists focus on the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of numerous disorders of the nervous system. Specific trauma and disorders that benefit from neuro rehab include but are not limited to:

  • Neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis
  • Movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Infections of the brain, such as meningitis
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries

Comprehensive Neurorehabilitation Treatment

The goal of each individualized rehabilitation plan is to restore physical performance and fitness to an optimal level. Critical to the therapy process is the engagement of family or friends to assist in these tasks at home. Depending on your current functional abilities and therapist’s initial evaluation, there are a variety of treatments and recovery exercises you may experience. Examples of treatments include:

  • Mobility improvement exercises
  • Gait and dynamic balance training
  • Home care and safety measures
  • Cognitive improvement
  • Skills and exercises for performance of daily activities
  • Exercises to prevent muscle degeneration
  • Speech therapy exercises

Utilizing a holistic process, Neuro Rehab at ESSMC involves the time and dedication of an experienced team of rehab professionals to help restore your independence and ensure you experience life to its fullest potential.

Want to feel better, play better, and live better with ESSMC?call us at (412) 856-8060 or submit an online appointment request form.

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