Litchfield, MN 55355
Phone: (320) 693-4528
Fax: (320) 693-4561
Diseases, trauma or injury involving the brain, spine and/or nerves may result in weakness, balance problems, stiffness, pain, dizziness and/or lack of coordination. All of these problems may impact walking, contribute to falls, impair movement, and limit and individuals’ ability to complete activities at home, work or within the community. Some examples of neurological disorders that are commonly treated in rehab are spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, strokes, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.
Rehabilitation for neurological disorders leads to increased strength and greater levels of functioning which promotes further independence for the affected individual.
Rehabilitation of neurological disorders can include an exercise program to improve function, safety and efficiency of movement to prevent or postpone weakness caused by lack of use, to manage spasticity and pain, to maintain range of motion, to develop the maximum potential of muscles/bones and for maximized respiration ability. Electrical therapy is often used to stimulate affected muscles as well as manual therapy for pain control and joint/soft tissue mobility and neuromuscular re-education to help with facilitation of muscle function, gait and balance retraining.
Meeker Memorial Hospital’s rehabilitation program will be individually tailored to meet each parent’s specific needs and could include physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy. There are many specialized treatment and evaluation techniques that are utilized at Meeker Memorial Hospital including SAEBO, VitalStim® and Cognitive Performance Testing.