Penn Neurology provides neurorehabilitation services for patients with physical and cognitive impairments and disabilities caused by a neurological disorder, stroke or brain injury.
Neurorehabilitation refers to a specialized group of therapies that aims to restore patients to a maximum level of cognitive and physical functioning. We create individualized treatment plans to enhance the quality of life for patients with brain and nervous system injury by helping them regain physical mobility, strength, endurance and acquire the skills to live the most independent life possible.
Conditions Treated with Neurorehabilitation
Conditions that benefit from neurorehabilitation services include:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
- Brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Gait dysfunction/ataxia
- Movement disorders
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson's disease
- Spinal cord injury
Common Neurorehabilitation Treatments
Our rehabilitation team is made up of multidisciplinary specialists including neurologists, physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists. Together, we create a recovery plan tailored to the unique needs of every patient.
Common neurorehabilitation treatments include:
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Recreational therapy
- Spasticity treatment- medications and injections such as BOTOX® to treat overactive muscles that interfere with function
- Speech therapy
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- Vision therapy
Penn Concussion Clinic
The Penn Concussion Clinic is a multidisciplinary center designed to treat patients who have suffered a concussion.
A concussion is a brain injury usually caused by a blow to the head that can produce symptoms such as headache, dizziness and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.
We offer comprehensive treatment from a diverse team of specialists consisting of neurologists, brain injury and sports physiatrists, clinical neuropsychologists and vestibular therapists. Together, they diagnose and treat acute and chronic manifestations of concussion.
Patients who have suffered a suspected concussion receive a thorough evaluation to determine an individualized treatment plan and are monitored closely until symptoms subside. Patients benefit from treatment strategies designed to return them to their everyday lives as quickly and safely as possible.