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Neurological and Balance

This specialized program enhances patient recovery after a neurological injury such as a stroke, brain tumor, spinal cord injury, Parkinson's Disease or other neurological disorder.

The program consists of three phases:

  • Phase 1: Initial treatment includes individual evaluation by a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Speech Therapist.
  • Phase 2: Patients begin actively participating in their own individually tailored treatment plan, which may include all or part of the following: exercise, gait training, balance training, fall prevention, activities of daily living, speech therapy, group therapy, community re-entry and caregiver education.
  • Phase 3: This involves discharge planning and development of activities and opportunities for continual improvement after finishing skilled therapy.

Whether the patient's goal is walking, dressing or returning to work, we can develop a program that helps achieve these possibilities.


Balance Program

This program focuses on exercises specifically designed to reduce falls and near falls, as well as increasing a patient's ability to interact in their community. The Balance Program can be incorporated into the Neurological Program, or administered as an individual program, two to three times per week.


Neurological Rehabilitation:
Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.;
Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Individual program (specific to balance and orthopedic disorders):
Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Please call to verify hours as they are subject to change