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Neurological Therapy at Griffin Hospital

Neurological Rehabilitation

Regaining function and cognitive abilities.

Griffin Hospital’s Neurological Rehabilitation Program spans both inpatient and outpatient settings using a multidisciplinary team approach. The team assesses functional problems and disabilities related to mobility, self care, and cognition. This program can help the individual with neurological deficits progress toward a more independent lifestyle.

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Headaches
  • Gait disorders

Our therapists evaluate the specific needs of the patient and select a technique or a combination of techniques to serve the individual’s needs.

Physical therapy treatment activities include:

  • Gait analysis and training to promote improved skills for walking
  • Balance training (fall risk reduction)
  • Transfer training (sit to stand, wheelchair to bed or chair, floor to stand)
  • Equipment for mobility
  • Joint range of motion, strengthening and endurance 
  • Orthotics prescription and management 
  • Aquatic therapy 
  • Patient and family education

Occupational Therapy treatment activities aim to promote functional use of the hand and arm, which can include:

  • Strengthening and range of motion
  • Coordination training
  • Customized or prefabricated splinting; serial casting
  • Self-care skills training (activities of daily living), including: dressing, bathing, toileting, self-feeding
  • Home management, leisure and work skills training
  • Functional cognitive/safety training
  • Adaptive equipment for self-care and home management
  • Low vision training
  • Patient and family education

Speech Therapy treatment activities include:

  • Articulation and voice improvement
  • Aphasia/Language therapy
  • Cognitive retraining for memory and attention as well as organizing and planning
  • Swallowing therapy
  • Patient and family education