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What is Neurological Rehabilitation?


There are many neurological conditions that need advanced care. Treating neurological disorders goes beyond simply addressing the issue, however. Patients also need physical, emotional, and psychological support throughout their treatment. Neurological rehabilitation programs are specially designed to support patients in every aspect as they work towards better neurological functioning.

What Does Neurological Rehabilitation Do?

When a patient suffered from a neurological condition, it is likely that they will undergo rehabilitation to improve or preserve their functioning. This form of therapy is used for patients with a variety of neurological issues, including:

  • Vascular disorders: ischemic strokes, hemorrhagic strokes, subdural hematoma, and transient ischemic attacks
  • Trauma: brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Functional disorders: headaches, seizure disorders, dizziness, and neuralgia
  • Infections: meningitis, encephalitis, polio, and brain abscesses
  • Degenerative disorders: Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and Alzheimer disease
  • Structural or neuromuscular disorders: Bell palsy, carpal tunnel syndrome, brain or spinal cord tumors, peripheral neuropathy, muscular dystrophy, and Guillain-Barré syndrome

Neurological rehabilitation focuses on improving function, reducing symptoms, and improving the over-all well-being of a patient. These therapies involve a team of medical professionals who are experienced in the needs of patients with neurological disorders, including neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, recreational therapists, and others.

Neurological Rehabilitation Therapies

There are many different techniques that are considered a part of neurological rehabilitation. Depending on the needs of a patient, the treatment team will choose the best techniques and create a treatment plan designed with the patient’s unique condition in mind. There are usually a variety of professionals involved with rehabilitation to address the widespread impact of neurological disorders. These professionals work together to provide comprehensive care.

Neurological rehabilitation techniques include:

  • Splinting, bracing, and utilizing specialized therapy equipment
  • Gait training with the help of assistive equipment
  • Neurological re-education for movement and activity patterns
  • Compensatory strategies to adjust daily activities depending on ability
  • Therapeutic exercise and balance training
  • Speech, language, and swallowing therapies
  • Wheelchair services and seating assessments
  • Assistive technology
  • Adaptive recreation and sports therapies
  • Other specialized rehabilitation services, such as driving training and assessments

At King Street Rehab, we are dedicated to providing the support and care our patients need to recover and regain control of their lives. Our Westchester County short-term care facility is staffed by highly qualified professionals, and our services offer a wide range of therapies, including occupational therapy and physical therapy. Schedule a free tour of our facilities and discover how our state-of-the-art rehab facility can help you.

Ready to learn more? Contact our team by dialing (914) 937-5800.

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