For patients recovering from stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury or any other neurologic event, even the most tedious task can seem like a losing battle. That’s why Bryn Mawr Rehab offers an extensive, progressive neurologic outpatient rehabilitation program for patients who may be able to function on their own, but wish to function even better.
Neuro rehab: Our approach
Our neuro rehab program is based upon the philosophy that rehabilitation must take into account the environment in which the patient needs to function. Since neurological damage can lead to permanent impairments, which often lead to problems interacting at home or work, we treat patients in their real-life environments—in simulated kitchens and work stations. In fact, the Neuro Center at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital has rooms with sound-deadening and dimmable lights to limit over-stimulation and create an ideal setting for therapy. Like the carefully designed environment, each therapy plan of care is built around what motivates each patient most. Through this creative approach, Bryn Mawr Rehab helps patients function better in the following key areas:
- Personal care
- Problem solving
- Financial management
- Social interactions
- Leisure activities
Additionally, the Neuro Center at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, one of the top neuro rehab facilities in the region, makes care a truly collaborative effort, involving the patient, their family and the treatment team. This team may include a physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, physician, care manager, neuropsychologist, psychologist and vision specialist. Our clinicians have extensive experience in working with neurologically impaired patients, utilizing evidence-based treatment approaches often with the latest technology and specialty equipment.
Some of our patients have been discharged from hospital care and are actively seeking methods of improving their quality of life and independence. We also accept outpatient referrals from patient’s who may currently be at home. Our superior functional outcomes and success can be attested to both the skills of our clinicians and the determination of our patients.
The physician and therapy team will determine the intensity, duration and frequency of care based on the needs identified in the initial assessment. Our clinicians address sensory, motor, cognitive and behavioral issues that may impact functional performance in persons with complex neurological disorders. This includes patients with vestibular dysfunction and balance disorders, stroke, spinal cord injury,brain injury, concussion, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.
Depending on the patient’s goals, our clinicians may recommend any or all of the following programs:
- Occupational therapy
- Parkinson’s program
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- Vision therapy
- Cognitive therapy
- Post-concussion care
Throughout the treatment process, family members and caregivers are encouraged to participate in therapy sessions when possible, and they will often be called on to help carry out follow-up exercises at home.