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Living with a neurological disorder or recovering from a brain injury can be a frustrating process. Patients are often faced with relearning simple tasks and find new ways of doing things, which is a struggle for both the patient and family. Neurological rehabilitation is a medically-supervised program to help patients reclaim their quality of life and restore as much movement as possible.

Whether you or a loved one has experienced a disease, injury, or disorder of the nervous system, neurological rehab can often improve function, reduce symptoms and improve well-being.

Our Approach

Baptist Rehab’s program provides monitored exercise sessions, speech therapy and other specialized programs for patients who have experienced various forms of neurological events.

Do I Need Neurological Rehab?

Neurological rehabilitation depends on the severity of your condition and diagnosis. Generally, patients who have been diagnosed with a neurological disorder, have experienced a neurological event (such as a stroke) or suffered a traumatic brain injury go through treatment. Your doctor will determine if neurological rehab is necessary.

A few common symptoms associated with these conditions are:

  • Partial or complete paralysis
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Unexplained pain
  • Seizures
  • Decreased alertness
  • Difficulty reading, writing or speaking
  • Changes in hearing or vision
  • Poor cognitive abilities or memory loss

What Conditions Does Neurological Rehab Treat?

There are hundreds of different neurological disorders and diseases. A few common conditions that benefit from neuro rehabilitation are:

  • Vascular disorders, such as stroke, subdural hematoma, transient ischemic attacks
  • Functional disorders, such as headache, seizure disorder, dizziness, neuralgia
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Degenerative disorders such as ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson disease and multiple sclerosis
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Brain and spinal cord injury
  • Infections (meningitis, encephalitis, polio, brain abscesses)

What is Involved with Treatment?

Neurological rehabilitation is a combination of different activities and types of therapy, depending on your specific needs. Your individualized treatment program may include:

  • Speech therapy (link to speech therapy page) to help with speaking, writing, reading or swallowing
  • Exercises to improve movement/mobility, balance, walking and muscle control
  • Occupational therapy (link to occupational therapy page) to help with activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing, bathing, cooking, handwriting and cleaning
  • Activities to build strength
  • Stress, anxiety and depression management
  • Exercises to improve concentration, memory, attention or other cognitive needs