Neurological rehabilitation is a supervised program for patients with diseases, trauma, or disorders affecting of the nervous system. Following neurosurgery, therapists work with the patient, family, and other professionals to improve the patient’s function, reduce symptoms, and improve well-being.
Conditions treated with neurological therapy may include vascular disorders, infections, brain and spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, functional disorders, and degenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Intensive acute inpatient rehabilitation is offered at University Rehabilitation Center, a “care bridge” from hospital to home for adults recovering from strokes, amputations, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, arthritis, joint replacement, neurological disorders, and other medical conditions. Using a team approach, physicians and therapists help patients reach their highest level of function, mobility and independence.
The center, overseen by a medical director and a physiatrist, is endorsed by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and is one of only three in the state with a CARF stroke specialty certification. CARF accreditation recognizes the rehab center’s commitment to excellence and its integrated interdisciplinary team approach to care. UMMC's stroke program focuses on minimizing a patient’s impairment while maximizing participation and quality of life.