Neurologic Rehabilitation
Expert treatment for neurological disorders
Receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease (PD), Guillain-Barré syndrome or other neurologic disease or disorder can be devastating. Neurological disorders affect the brain, spine and nerves. Symptoms may be persistent and severe, or intermittent and progress slowly. Ochsner Rehabilitation Hospital offers treatment options for various neurologic conditions using standard and advanced robot-assisted therapies.
Male patient using computer-based therapy to improve motor skills and decision-making.

Neuro-rehabilitation tailored to your individual condition

Learning to live with the progressive effects of neurological disease can be physically and emotionally draining. If you or a loved one is in need of neurological care, our neuro-rehabilitation specialists are here to help. Our programs offer advanced treatment for many types of neurological needs, with a goal of providing compassionate care to boost quality of life.

  • Conditions we treat

    We treat a range of neurologic conditions such as:

    • Demyelinating polyneuropathy
    • Guillain-Barré syndrome
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Peripheral neuropathies
    • Transverse myelitis
  • A team approach to treatment

    At Ochsner Rehabilitation Hospital, our experienced team of neuro-rehabilitation specialists addresses 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 and occupational therapists; speech-language pathologists; pharmacists; case managers and other clinical and support staff, as needed.

    Your family members are an important part of the care team and may be asked to participate in therapy sessions to learn about your condition and how to best support you.

  • An individualized rehabilitation program

    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.

  • Balancing treatment and technology

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

    • Robotic equipment such as the Armeo Spring 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
  • Tools for independence

    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.

Why choose us for neurologic rehabilitation?

Accreditation by The Joint Commission is a gold standard in health care. We’re proud of this distinction and the rigorous performance standards it reflects.

Quality care and patient safety are core to our treatment programs. Ochsner Rehabilitation Hospital’s Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission places it among the country’s top health care facilities.

Where appropriate, treatment at Ochsner Rehabilitation Hospital includes the use of assistive technology for patients in our neurologic rehabilitation program.

Patients with neurologic diseases may benefit from the advanced methods and proven therapies we offer, including:

  • Robotic equipment such as the Armeo Spring Trainer® which aids motor skill recovery
  • Body-weight supported treadmill training and electrical leg stimulation to improve balance, gait and walking
  • Electrical arm stimulation, mirror therapy and other strategies to improve upper extremity and hand function
  • VitalStim®, non-invasive, external electrical neck stimulation therapy to treat swallowing disorders
  • Computer-based exercises to improve memory, concentration, decision-making and other cognitive skills
 
Our patients say it best
Callie's story
“I know that God put me here and I am so incredibly thankful for that every single day.”
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 Ochsner Rehabilitation Hospital.