Neurologic Rehabilitation

St. Charles Rehabilitation offers patient centered programs designed to restore function and capabilities for the neurologically involved patient.  

With the support of a specialized team, the patient and family become active participants in the management of care and the setting of therapeutic goals.  Family and caregiver participation is welcome and encouraged throughout the rehabilitation process.

Conditions that may require intensive inpatient neurologic rehabilitation include (but are not limited to) Multiple Sclerosis, Guillian Barre Syndrome, Transverse Myelitis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson’s Disease.

The goals for the patients in a comprehensive neurologic rehabilitation program address:

  • Improvement of strength and range of motion
  • Performance of activities of daily living – bathing, dressing, toileting, homemaking
  • Transfer and mobility training – getting out of bed, chair, car
  • Ambulation and stair training with appropriate assistive devices
  • Spasticity management 
  • Communication skills- speech and language
  • Improvement in swallowing and nutrition
  • Cognitive skills – memory orientation and judgment
  • Visual and perceptual areas
  • Pain management
  • Management of Depression – anxiety, anger ,frustration, fear
  • Promotion of self image and self esteem

An integral part of the neurologic rehabilitation program is education.  In addition to mastering individual goals, patients learn to prevent complications, perform a home exercise program, the importance of adhering to medication regime, adaptive devices and equipment, community resources, and vocational training.

Family and clinicians work together to create a supportive environment that encourages social interaction and return as much control and independence as possible to the patient. In preparation for discharge, the team will address equipment needs, home adaptation, vocational support, and leisure activities. 

To accomplish these goals, St. Charles Rehabilitation offers a continuum of care including inpatient and outpatient services.

For more information about Neurological Rehabilitation at St. Charles, please call (631) 474-6797.