What is Neurorehabilitation?
The purpose of Neurorehabilitation is to improve functional recovery and decrease the burden of disability in patients with neurological diseases. Neurorehabilitation practitioners provide long term care, extending from the hospital bed to years of care in a range of settings.
Neurorehabilitation centers on a multidisciplinary concept, including input from the physician, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, social work, and case management. A rehabilitation team uses a variety of techniques to improve performance after stroke, such as strengthening of both weak and intact extremities, use of assistive devices and bracing, environmental modification at home and at work, and prevention of further disability.