Neurological rehabilitation is a doctor-supervised program designed for people with diseases, injury, or disorders of the nervous system. Neurological rehab is vital in improving function, reducing symptoms, and improving the well-being of the patient. The multidisciplinary team at SPARRC include Doctors, Neuro- Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist and a Nutritional Counsellor who are focused on improving a patient’s daily function and community re-integration. Particular focus is given to improving mobility and strength, as this is key to a person’s independence.
What conditions can be treated with Neuro Rehab?
Injuries, infections, degenerative diseases, structural defects, tumors, and disorders in the circulatory system can impair the nervous system. Some of the conditions that may benefit from neurological rehab may include:
- Vascular disorders, such as ischemic strokes (caused by blood clots), hemorrhagic strokes (caused by bleeding in the brain), subdural hematoma, and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)
- Infections, such as meningitis, encephalitis, polio, and brain abscesses
- Trauma e.g. brain and spinal cord injury
- Structural or neuromuscular disorders, such as Bell palsy, cervical spondylosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, brain or spinal cord tumors, peripheral neuropathy, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, and Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Functional disorders, such as headache, seizure disorder, dizziness, and neuralgia
- Degenerative disorders, such as Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer disease, and Huntington Chorea