A Comprehensive Approach to Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological Disorders

Many illnesses target the nervous system, affecting mobility, speech and skill, just as in stroke. Rehabilitation plays a key role in providing treatment and improving symptoms.

Our hospital’s team approach to rehabilitation is ideal for specialized neurological needs. Therapy can make a positive difference for patients and caregivers coping with:

  • Infections, including meningitis, encephalitis and polio
  • Degenerative neurological illness, like Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s and Alzheimer's
  • Trauma and neuromuscular issues, like Bell's palsy, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barré syndrome and tumors
  • Headache, seizure disorders and dizziness 

Overview

Neurological Disorders

Many illnesses target the nervous system, affecting mobility, speech and skill, just as in stroke. Rehabilitation plays a key role in providing treatment and improving symptoms.

Prevention

Scientists at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conduct research across the country to study neurological disorders. Those looking for the causes of neurological disorders search for possible environmental factors, such as toxins, that may trigger the disorders and study genetic factors to determine how defective genes play a role.  Other scientists are working to develop new protective drugs that can delay, prevent or reverse the disease.

Treatment

Treatment programs help patients modify the disease course by managing symptoms and improving function and safety. Balance, mobility, energy and more can be restored by following a rehabilitation plan designed to strengthen and loosen muscles and reduce pain. Patients in the neurological rehabilitation programs at our hospital learn how to control symptoms and reduce the risk of future medical problems.

The neurological disorder rehabilitation program:

  • Provides training in self-care, mobility, nutrition, communication, cognition, socialization and general wellness
  • Helps patients manage the disease through proper use of medications, rest and activity
  • Teaches fall prevention and mobility strategies to maximize safe mobility
  • Assists in transition to home and community while providing appropriate support services
  • Provides patient and family disease education and home programs to increase safety, muscle strength, flexibility and function 

Support

Whether just diagnosed with a neurological disorder or living with it for a long time, seeking knowledge and support about the condition can help to enhance overall wellness and understanding to deal with the physical and emotional challenges that may result. If you or a loved one is living with a neurological disorder, resources are available:

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To see and hear about the difference Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital’s Neurological Rehabilitation Program made in one person’s life, please visit fairlawnbroughtmeback.com

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The occupational and physical therapy staff worked tirelessly to help me regain lost mobility and confidence.
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