Neurologic Rehabilitation

New treatment brings new hope

Receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease (PD), Guillain-Barré syndrome or other neurologic disease can be devastating. Dignity Health Rehabilitation Hospital provides the innovative treatment, strategies and support to help you optimize function and independence.

We're here to help

Learning to live with the progressive effects of neurologic diseases can be physically and emotionally difficult. Our neuro-rehabilitation specialists understand how challenging this may be for you and your loved ones. We’re here to help, by providing advanced treatment, strategies and support to best maintain your independence and enhance your quality of life.

  • We treat a range of neurologic conditions such as:

    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease)
    • Demyelinating polyneuropathy
    • Guillain-Barré syndrome
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Peripheral neuropathies
    • Transverse myelitis
  • At Dignity Health Rehabilitation Hospital, our experienced neuro-rehabilitation specialists address a range of physical and functional issues including mobility, speech and cognition.

    This interdisciplinary team is led by a physiatrist, a physician board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and includes rehabilitation nurses; physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists; dietitians; case managers and other clinical and support staff, as needed.

    Your family members are also considered a key part of the care team and may be asked to participate in therapy sessions to learn about your condition and offer ongoing support.    

  • Every neurologic disease presents its own set of challenges and each patient will respond differently. That’s why we carefully tailor treatment to meet each patient’s needs, helping to

    • Restore or maintain physical function
    • Enhance skills to perform daily activities
    • Maximize strength, balance and mobility
    • Improve speech and swallowing
    • Manage pain, spasticity or other complications
    • Manage medications
    • Adjust to social, emotional or behavioral changes
    • Improve independence

    We apply evidence-based best practices to help you build or maintain strength and skills. Our approach includes hands-on activities with some aided by high-tech therapy equipment. Therapy sessions will occur three hours per day five days per week, or 15 hours over a seven-day period, depending on your tolerance and ability to actively participate.

  • Patients with neurologic diseases may benefit from the advanced technologies and proven therapies Dignity Health Rehabilitation Hospital offers, including:

    • Robotic equipment such as the Armeo Power Trainer® which helps boost recovery of motor skills 
    • Body-weight supported treadmill training and electrical stimulation of the legs to improve balance, gait and walking
    • Electrical stimulation of the arm, mirror therapy and other strategies to improve upper extremity  and hand function
    • VitalStim®, non-invasive, external electrical stimulation applied to the neck to treat swallowing disorders
    • Computer-based exercises to improve memory, concentration, decision-making and other cognitive skills
  • Your ability to perform daily activities at home, work, school or in the community is critical to your independence. Your therapy team may introduce a variety of tools, techniques and strategies to help you manage these tasks, such as, adaptive equipment to extend your reach (reachers) or other devices to help you get dressed, prepare meals and eat.
  • To help you return home and resume work, school, community and/or social activities, Dignity Health Rehabilitation Hospital provides an unparalleled continuum and continuity of care. We are here to help you manage your health from inpatient to outpatient care.
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Our patients say it best
Shelley's story
“When I feel I just can’t go on, I close my eyes, thank Jesus and say ‘you got this.’”

Managing Neurologic Disease. Let Us Help.

We will work closely with you, and your family, physician/neurologist and/or the referring hospital to ensure a smooth transition to Dignity Health Rehabilitation Hospital.