• Indianapolis Rehabilitation Hospital

When Neurological Rehabilitation Is Needed

A neurological disorder may be due to an injury to the brain or spinal cord, a disease or health event, and can cause physical impairments and disabilities. A neurological rehabilitation program helps patients with the nervous system and neurological disorders to improve function, regain mobility, regain strength, and build endurance. We strive to help our patients achieve their highest level of function with our Inpatient Neuro Rehab Services.


Impact from Neurological Disorders


There are many benefits to neurological rehabilitation. Every patient situation is different, but common conditions that neurological rehabilitation can help treat include:


  • Muscle weakness

  • Difficulty walking

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Difficulty speaking

  • Problems with memory and cognitive function

  • Vision issues

  • Pain


If you have any limited neurological functions stemming from a neurological disorder or disease such as Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), acute inpatient rehabilitation can help.





Treatment


The goal of neurological rehabilitation is to enhance the patient's quality of life, physically and emotionally. Following your initial evaluation, our rehab care team will work with you to develop an individualized plan of care to maximize the outcome of your neuro rehab. By having access to specialists, nurses, and therapists around the clock, patients get the most out of their stay at Indianapolis Rehab Hospital. Every program is customized to every individual patient's needs. Physical therapy will play an important role in the life of the patient while at a rehab hospital. The physical therapist will tailor the rehab treatments to each patient depending on their neurological disorder and the severity of the condition. The therapy team may determine that additional treatments are also needed to improve the patient's function. A few examples are:


  • Speech Therapy (speaking, writing, swallowing, cognitive/thinking)

  • Bladder and bowel retraining

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Education and counseling

  • Pain management


Improved Outcomes and Quality of Life

We strive to set goals with you and your family to increase your quality of life back in your own environment. Some of these outcomes are listed below:


  • Improving gait training

  • Increasing the safety of transfers and mobility

  • Providing balance training

  • Improve motor planning and control

  • Deceasing spasticity and tone

  • Improving postural re-alignment

  • Decreasing risk of falls


In addition, our team helps you learn how to use any equipment that will be required for you to return to your home. Finally, our hospital team provides resources and education to you and your loved ones during your time in our rehab hospital.


When to Seek Rehabilitation


If you or a loved one is currently battling a neurological disorder due to illness or injury, we are here to help you. Indianapolis Rehab Hospital can help improve mobility, strength, and endurance by offering a variety of therapy techniques. Contacts us today to learn more about how our hospital can help in your journey to living a fuller life.

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