Physical and occupational therapists treat patients with neurological dysfunctions resulting from trauma, genetics and disease. The goal of neurological rehabilitation is to maximize your independent functioning within the community and address your specific needs and concerns.
Services are provided for many neurological conditions, including:
Spinal cord injury
Therapists coordinate with your primary care provider, surgeon and family members to develop a comprehensive clinical and home treatment plan. They will conduct an in-depth evaluation to determine areas of limitation and develop a care plan consistent with your abilities and goals.
Therapists will discuss progression with you and your family to set realistic rehabilitation goals.
Your treatment may focus on any combination of these areas:
Balance and coordination
Fine motor and dexterity
Gross motor training
Instruction in the use of adaptive equipment to enhance function and independence
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
Neuromuscular re-education to teach proper body mechanics and movement patterns
Not all treatments, tests and services are available at all Mayo Clinic Health System locations. Check with your preferred location in advance.