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Neurological Rehabilitation Services

Effects of Neurological Damage

Neurological conditions can dramatically impact the body’s ability to function, resulting in

  • Weakness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Changes in sensation
  • Difficulty with fine motor activities such as writing, picking up small objects, managing buttons or zippers
  • Cognitive impairment including problems with memory, organization, concentration

Neurological Rehabilitation Programs

Your occupational therapist, in collaboration with other members of your healthcare team, will work with you to identify your goals and priorities and develop a comprehensive rehabilitation program.

Following Your Comprehensive Evaluation, Your Program may Include:

Activities and exercises to maximize strength, range of motion, and coordination.

Education regarding a full array of assistive devices available to maximize safety and independence.

Assessment of your home environment to identify any safety risks and offer recommendations on how to arrange your home environment to meet your changing needs.

Fabrication of custom splints to improve hand function or to prevent contracture (stiffness).

Development of practical strategies to reduce the impact of deficits or limitations, while utilizing your strengths.


For more information contact us at 373-6175.

 

Neurological impairment
Neurological illness or injury can be a life-changing event, impacting your ability to participate in daily activities, including self care, work and leisure. These conditions include:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)