Targeted Therapy to Assist with Recovery

Specialized Rehabilitation Programs

Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological rehabilitation treatments help patients with central nervous system disorders improve function in their sensory, motor and cognitive skills. Family members are encouraged to be involved in the rehabilitation process so they can learn how to care for the patient until their independence is restored. Neurological rehabilitation can benefit those with the following conditions:

  • Brain or spinal cord tumors or trauma 
  • Vascular disorders, such as stroke, blood clots, impaired blood flow affecting the nervous system
  • Bell’s Palsy — a weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face
  • Cervical spondylosis — neck pain due to a wearing of the disks and vertebrae
  • Muscular Dystrophy — a progressive weakness of muscle and loss of muscle mass, making it difficult to perform everyday activities such as walking or swallowing
  • Myasthenia gravis — a fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups, which can cause drooping eyelid, blurred vision, chronic muscle fatigue and difficulty swallowing
  • Parkinson’s disease — affects movement and gradually takes away motor abilities
  • Multiple Sclerosis — involves damage to the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, which may lead to impairment of speech, blurred vision and severe fatigue
  • Alzheimer’s Disease — the most common form of dementia among the older generation

Spinal Rehabilitation

Spinal rehabilitation is used to correct injuries to the spine and other areas that may be affected by spinal injuries, such as vertebrae, spinal disks and muscle tissue surrounding the spine. Spinal rehab can benefit patients recovering from orthopedic surgery, as well as those suffering from spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, disc degeneration, paralysis and paraplegia. 

Therapies used in spinal rehabilitation include:

  • Gait, stair and transfer training
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Postural education
  • Post-surgical spinal precaution training
  • Cryotherapy
  • Back injury prevention
  • Adaptive equipment training
  • Activities of daily living (ADL) training 
  • Muscle strengthening and stimulation including Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) technology, which uses low-level electrical current to stimulate muscle movement and restore movements such as standing or stepping

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Orthopedic rehabilitation treats patients who are recovering from injuries that affect the skeletal and muscular systems. The goal is to help patients recover lost skills and create strategies that will help them live independently. Orthopedic rehab can benefit patients affected by:

  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Hip, wrist, elbow and other fractures
  • Knee sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Total joint replacements
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Work-related injuries

If you need a referral to a rehabilitation therapist or other physician at Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 702-388-4888