Rehabilitation is a key component of the treatment plan for patients recovering from neurological disease or trauma. Our dedicated team of professionals is experienced in working with patients recovering from a wide variety of medical conditions, including stroke, brain trauma, spinal cord injury/disease, neuromuscular disease and movement disorders. The primary goal of neurological rehabilitation is to help patients attain the highest level of independent functioning by preventing complications and reducing disability.

Based on a clinical assessment of the patient, a customized rehabilitation treatment plan is developed and may include the following:

  • Training in activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, bathing, using the toilet, cooking, and basic home management
  • Speech therapy
  • Activities to improve/regain muscle control in the upper and lower extremities, and trunk
  • Exercise to improve range of motion, flexibility, and strength
  • Gait and balance retraining
  • Activities to improve cognitive impairments, such as difficulties with concentration, attention, memory, and judgment
  • Education regarding the disability and rehabilitation process

Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

The unique spine care program at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center features talented physical therapists working closely with a variety of physicians to obtain the best outcome for conservative treatment. Our therapists are continually enhancing their knowledge with up-to-date techniques regarding back and neck care; they are dedicated to returning patients to the community and employment and preventing long-term problems associated with spinal cord injury/disease. Depending on the patient's needs and goals, treatment may include occupational therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation engineering, speech-language pathology, therapeutic recreation, and vocational rehabilitation.

Make an Appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a neurosurgery specialist, call 301-570-8554. 

Neurosurgery Specialists

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