Inpatient and outpatient neurorehabilitation for optimal functioning in life
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 in Malvern, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, offers an extensive, progressive inpatient neuro rehab and outpatient neuro rehab program for patients who may be able to function on their own, but wish to function even better.
Neuro rehab: Our approach
Our neurological 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 neurologic rehab therapy plan of care is built around what motivates each patient most. Through this creative approach to neurology rehabilitation, 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 neurologic rehabilitation centers in the region, makes neurological therapy a truly collaborative effort, involving the patient, family and 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, using evidence-based treatment approaches often with the latest technology and specialty equipment to facilitate balance rehabilitation, brain rehabilitation, neuromuscular reeducation, and physical rehabilitation.
Some of our neurology rehab 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 patients 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 neuro 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 outpatient neurologic rehab center programs:
- Occupational therapy
- Parkinson’s program
- Neuro 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 with follow-up exercises at home.