Neurological rehabilitation is designed to help treat patients with the nervous system or neurological diseases. Rehabilitation is directed at growing efficiency, reducing worsening symptoms, and enhancing the quality of life for a patient. The types of rehabilitation treatments recommended depending on the areas of the body affected by the neurological condition.
Any patient with a neurological condition may be referred for rehabilitation through a prescription or order provided by a doctor.
Symptoms that may prompt the need for neurological rehabilitation include:
What conditions can benefit from neurological rehab?
Some of the conditions that may benefit from neurological rehab may include:
- Vascular disorders, such as ischemic strokes (caused by blood clots), hemorrhagic strokes (caused by bleeding in the brain), subdural hematoma, and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)
- Infections, such as meningitis, encephalitis, polio, and brain abscesses
- Trauma, such as the brain and spinal cord injury
- Structural or neuromuscular disorders, such as Bell 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 headache, seizure disorder, dizziness, and neuralgia
- Degenerative disorders, such as Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer disease, and Huntington chorea
The Neurological Rehabilitation Team of Physio Rehab Care
In Physio Rehab Care a physiatrist usually directs the team. Also, other specialists play significant roles in the process of treatment and education. The team members involved depending on many factors. These include patient needs, facility resources, and insurance coverage for services.
Like most of the other rehabilitation center, our Physio Rehab Care team hold weekly, biweekly, or monthly meetings, depending on the setting.
Topics covered at our team meetings include the following:
- The patient’s plan of care
- The patient’s progress
- Short- and long-term goals
- Length of stay
- Patient and family education needs
- Discharge planning
Team meetings help communication and planning between team members as well as the patient and family. Reports of team meetings are often shared with insurance companies and case managers. This is done to assist in discharge planning, use of resources, and continuation of care.