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Patient Care Team

Your team at the NeuroRehab and Balance Center collaborates closely to ensure all of your individual needs are addressed. We offer a comprehensive approach to promote the best clinical outcomes and enhance the quality of life for every person we treat.

Our team of therapists have a wide range of specialized training including working with:

  • Neurological disorders such as stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury
  • Degenerative diseases including Parkinson's disease, ALS and multiple sclerosis
  • Treating issues with balance and vestibular therapy

Our therapists take individualized approaches to treatment focusing on strategies for success in daily living, the community and return to previous responsibilities at home and work as quickly as possible.

Your Care Team

Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with individuals to develop or relearn the skills needed to perform everyday activities of daily living (ADLs). These skills include the physical, cognitive, and visual-perceptual abilities to perform self-care and home management.

Occupational therapists work with individuals in:

  • Neuromuscular re-education and strengthening
  • Cognitive skills rehabilitation
  • Adaptive equipment or adaptive techniques to perform ADLs
  • Visual-perceptual skills retraining
  • Pre-driving and driving clinical evaluation
  • Community re-entry skills retraining
  • Wheelchair evaluations
  • Upper extremity skills - use of arm, hand and fingers in activities
  • Home evaluations and home modification recommendations to make your home safer

Occupational therapy can be very beneficial when symptoms make it difficult for you to perform:

  • Activities of daily living - Self-feeding, dressing, bathing, grooming, and toileting
  • Home management tasks - Meal prep/cooking, cleaning, laundry
  • Work-related tasks - Due to cognitive issues, fatigue, or physical impairment, such as decreased hand function

Physical therapists (PTs) use a variety of treatment techniques, exercise, education and specialized equipment to restore function.

Physical therapy can help you to:

  • Increase flexibility, strength and endurance
  • Relieve pain
  • Design home or community exercise programs to address your specific deficits
  • Prevent injuries
  • Improve balance and reduce dizziness
  • Receive expert comprehensive care for vestibular problems from our certified vestibular therapists
  • Improve mobility and independence with daily activities, work, and leisure activities
  • Promote a return to your highest level of activity
  • Normalize movement patterns

Speech-language pathologists (also known as speech therapists) treat patients with communication, speech, voice, swallowing and cognitive disorders (i.e. memory, problem solving, attention and more).

Our speech-language pathologists also provide specialized treatment for patients who need the following:

  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for swallowing (also known as VitalStim therapy)
  • Facial neuromuscular rehabilitation
  • Surface EMG for Bell's palsy treatment
  • LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) for Parkinson's patients
  • Expert comprehensive evaluation and device selection for Speech Generating Devices/Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Specialized voice treatment
  • Videofluoroscopic swallowing studies
  • Dementia intervention for compensatory memory strategies
  • Cognitive skills rehabilitation including memory therapy
  • Post-concussion syndrome cognitive re-training, strategies and support

Our case manager is a nurse and social worker by background and is instrumental in assisting you to meet your therapy goals.

Our case manager may assist you by coordinating the following:

  • Family training sessions with therapists
  • Coordinating referrals with other physicians for specialized care
  • Coordinating care conferences so team members can best focus on your treatment and work together to set treatment plans and goals
  • Assisting you in completing applications for programs such as:
    • Project Mobility - should you have transportation needs
    • Prescription Assistance - ease the burden with prescriptions & drug companies
    • Respite Care - for those in need of a break from the demands of care

Additional members of your care team may include physicians, neurologists, physiatrists, orthotists and prosthetists. Together, our comprehensive team will work closely to assist in problem solving to best meet your needs and improve your quality of life.