Neurorehabilitation treats neurological disorders, including stroke and brain injuries, that cause physical impairments and disabilities.

Our neurorehabilitation program provides a variety of inpatient and outpatient services that integrate compassionate care with leading-edge medical and rehabilitation services to restore you to the maximum level of cognitive and physical function.

Conditions that Benefit from Neurorehabilitation

Conditions treated include:

Common Rehabilitation Treatments for Neurological Disorders

The focus of neurorehabilitation therapy and education is to help you regain physical mobility, strength, endurance and acquire the skills to engage in day-to-day activities.

Common treatments include:

  • Speech therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Vision therapy
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Spasticity treatment with medications and injections such as BOTOX® to treat overactive muscles that interfere with function. Spasticity is often found in persons with strokes, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries and disorders.

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Our multidisciplinary rehabilitation team includes collaboration with neurosurgeons, physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists to create a comprehensive and individualized treatment and recovery plan. Our mission is to help enhance the quality of your life by achieving all the skills necessary to perform daily activities and reach your functional potential. Neurorehabilitation services are provided at a variety of locations at Penn Therapy & Fitness from Good Shepherd Penn Partners, the official outpatient therapy provider of Penn Medicine.

Penn Spasticity Clinic

Spasticity refers to a condition in which overactive muscles interfere with function. It is often found in conditions such as brain injury, strokes, and spinal cord injury. The Penn Spasticity Clinic offers comprehensive and multi-disciplinary evaluation and treatment to best improve function and quality of life.

Conditions that frequently manifest spasticity include:

Common Rehabilitation Treatments for Spasticity

The focus of therapy and education is to help patients regain physical mobility including improving walking, balance and strength as well as acquiring the skills to perform activities of daily living.

Common treatments include:

  • Medications
  • Injections with botulinum toxin to specific muscles that are hyperactive
  • Bracing to prevent spasticity that interferes with activities
  • Physical therapy for stretching tight and spastic muscle
  • Occupational therapy for training to complete activities of daily living and maximize hand function.

Penn Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program

The Penn Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program offers state-of-the-art treatment to any condition involving the brain which causes physical and cognitive impairments and disabilities. It consists of inpatient and outpatient services that integrate compassionate and comprehensive medical and rehabilitative care to help individuals achieve the best level of function and quality of life.

Conditions that Benefit from Brain Injury Rehabilitation:

Common Rehabilitation Treatments for Neurological Disorders

The focus of therapy and education is to help patients regain physical mobility including improving walking, balance and strength as well as acquiring the skills to perform activities of daily living. Goals also include restoring cognitive function as well as improving speech and swallow problems.  We also help the patient and their family to cope with adjustment to their diagnosis.

Common treatments include:

  • Medications to enhance neurological recovery
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech language and pathology therapy
  • Neuropsychology evaluation and treatment
  • Recreational therapy
  • Vision therapy
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Spasticity treatment including medications and injections with botulinum toxin to treat overactive muscles that interfere with function. Spasticity is often found in persons with brain injuries, strokes, and spinal cord injuries. 

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Our multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team includes collaboration with physiatrists, neuropsychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists to create a in-depth and individualized treatment and recovery plan. Our mission is to help our patients enhance the quality of their lives by achieving all the skills necessary to perform daily activities and reach their functional potential. Brain injury rehabilitative services are provided in a continuum that ranges from a Long Term Acute Care setting to an acute inpatient rehabilitation setting to a variety of locations at Penn Therapy & Fitness from Good Shepherd Penn Partners, which is the official outpatient therapy provider of Penn Medicine.  Each person will be individually evaluated for entry into the continuum.

Concussion Clinic

The Penn Concussion Clinic is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary center designed to treat the needs most commonly faced by individuals who have recently suffered a concussion — either through a sports or non-sports related trauma. Our team consists of Brain Injury and Sports Physiatrists, Clinical Neuropsychologists, and a Vestibular Therapist.  We use evidence-based approaches to diagnose and manage acute and chronic manifestations of concussion.  Patients will be given a comprehensive initial evaluation with prescriptive feedback, and will be followed regularly until their symptoms subside. 

Penn Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Rehabilitation Program

The Penn Spinal Cord Disorders Rehabilitation Program offers innovative treatment programs for any condition involving paralysis and the associated physical impairments and disabilities. It consists of inpatient and outpatient services that integrate an interdisciplinary team. Led by a physician specializing in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, the rehabilitation team provides comprehensive medical and rehabilitative care to help individuals reach their highest level of function, recovery and quality of life.

Conditions that Benefit from Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Rehabilitation:

Common Rehabilitation Treatments for Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders

The focus of our medical interventions, therapy and education is to help patients acquire the physical mobility, strength, knowledge and skills to achieve their highest level of independence and function. Goals may include improved ambulation, wheelchair skills, management of autonomic dysfunction, balance restoration, improved self-care, vocational adaptation, bone density management and continence management.

Common treatments include:

  • Medications to enhance neurological recovery
  • Activity based neurorecovery programs
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Adaptive technology evaluation
  • Custom wheelchair evaluation
  • Speech language and pathology therapy
  • Neuropsychology evaluation and treatment
  • Recreational therapy
  • Clinical nutrition evaluation
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Spasticity treatment including medications and injections with botulinum toxin to treat overactive muscles that interfere with function. Spasticity is often found in persons with brain injuries, strokes, and spinal cord injuries.

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Our multi-disciplinary team includes the physiatrist, physical therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation nursing, recreation therapy, and may also include speech and language pathology, neuropsychology, clinical nutrition, and respiratory therapy.

The team works together to develop an individualized treatment and recovery plan for each patient in our care. Our mission is to help our patients enhance the quality of their lives by achieving the knowledge and skills necessary to reach their optimal functional potential.

Spinal cord disorders and paralysis related therapy services are provided at a variety of locations at Penn Therapy & Fitness from Good Shepherd Penn Partners, which is the official outpatient therapy provider of Penn Medicine.

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Neurorehabilitation Team

Meet the team of experts who specialize in neurorehabilitation.

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