Neurological diseases and disorders can be life-changing and challenging for you and your family. Yet with the help and support of the clinical rehabilitation professionals at Ohio State, you can often regain abilities and improve the quality of your daily life.
Conditions suited for Neurological Rehabilitation
Our team has experience treating patients with a variety of serious neurological conditions, such as:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Cognition and memory disorders
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Huntington’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post-concussion syndrome
- Spinal cord injury
- Transverse myelitis
- Vestibular (balance) disorders
Our therapies, based on the latest techniques, best practices and years of clinical experience, help patients return to a high level of functionality. Additionally, your social, emotional and vocational needs are addressed to improve your overall well-being and independence.
You’re first evaluated and assessed to determine your needs and to set goals. A customized treatment plan is then developed to work toward meeting those objectives. Your neurological rehabilitation plan may include therapies to manage:
- Behavioral and social skills
- Bowel and bladder issues
- Depression and anxiety
- Mobility and transfers
- Nutritional counseling
- Reintegration into life roles
- Self-care and daily living activities
- Speech and communication skills
- Vocational counseling
- Wheelchair training and skills
State-of-the-art equipment available at our facilities include the SafeGait system, Zero-G system, functional electrical stimulation (FES) ergometer and Xcite NMES systems, therapy pool, Bertec Vision Advantage, a driving simulator, locomotor training, Indego exoskeleton, Bioness and computerized vestibular assessments.
Why choose Ohio State?
Ohio State’s comprehensive rehabilitation programs help people with serious neurological conditions optimize their abilities and achieve a higher level of independence.
Patients receive a personal evaluation that helps create an individualized care plan to meet their needs and lead toward overall improved health. We help you learn the skills and techniques needed to improve your abilities in work, home and social settings.
Our outpatient rehabilitation programs, as well as our inpatient rehabilitation program at Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital, are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF recognizes our programs as meeting the highest standards in quality, safety and outcomes, which provide risk reduction and accountability in patient care.
Ohio State is home to one of only five centers nationally that are part of the NeuroRecovery Network. This network uses activity-based therapies, specifically locomotor training that uses the nervous system’s ability to learn, or relearn, motor skills. We’re the only central Ohio program that provides the full spectrum of care for patients with spinal cord injury.
Our treatment plans address the unique physical, social, psychological, emotional and economic issues that often accompany serious neurological conditions. This comprehensive approach allows you to return to your community sooner than most programs, as our inpatient length of stay is shorter than the national average.
A national leader
Ohio State’s rehabilitation program consistently ranks among the best in the nation. As an academic health center, Ohio State offers comprehensive medical expertise, the most advanced technologies and treatment techniques and innovative care backed by research.
Our multidisciplinary team of highly skilled rehabilitation professionals work with you with a focus on specific needs. Your rehab team may include physiatrists, orthopedists, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, neuropsychologists, recreational therapists, audiologists, social workers and vocational counselors.