Conditions or diseases affecting the brain, spine, spinal cord and vascular system may impair physical functions or life skills. Our dedicated rehabilitation experts help patients strengthen their bodies and regain abilities for daily living and work.
We use a team-based approach, with comprehensive evaluation and treatment by physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians and specially trained therapists.
Rehabilitation services are personalized to meet each patient’s needs and to restore the best quality of life through:
- Physical therapy
- Helps neuroscience patients, especially those with balance problems, movement disorders, neuromuscular disease, stroke
- Strengthens walking and balance
- Reduces weakness in arm, leg or hand
- Restores some lost vision
- Improves overall physical functioning
- Teaches self-care and home exercise
- Occupational therapy
- Helps neuroscience patients, especially those with neuromuscular disease, stroke, spinal cord injury or dysfunction in arms, vision or cognition
- Improves ability to reach or hold objects
- Restores use of hands and fingers
- Prepares for return to work
- Retrains in life skills including shopping, using public transportation, bathing, cooking, housecleaning
- Speech therapy
- Helps patients with acquired difficulty in speech, language, memory, cognition and swallowing, such as those with concussion or other traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, neuromuscular disease, stroke
- Treats speaking problems, voice difficulties and other communication disorders
- Eases swallowing dysfunction
Specialty services include vestibular (inner ear) rehabilitation and an exercise group for those with Parkinson’s disease.
Some Neurosciences Institute patients have inpatient rehabilitation as they recover in Abington Memorial Hospital. Those improvements are strengthened through outpatient rehabilitation and continuing self-care.
Abington’s Division of Rehabilitation Medicine has four convenient locations for rehabilitation. To schedule an appointment at any location, call 215-481-2160.
For an appointment with a Neurosciences Institute specialist, call our Physician Referral Service, 215-481-MEDI (6334).