Physical and Neuro- Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation is at the core of occupational therapy and addresses the needs of persons with injuries, illnesses, or deficits in occupational performance due to other causes.
Overall, the goal of rehabilitation is to help our clients, regardless of condition or setting, return to participation in the activities that they need and want to do.
Some of the conditions that may benefit from neurological and physical rehab may include:
- Vascular disorders, such as strokes, subdural hematoma, and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)
- Infections, such as meningitis, encephalitis, polio, and brain abscesses
- Trauma, such as brain and spinal cord injury
- Structural or neuromuscular disorders, such as Bell palsy, cervical spondylosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, brain or spinal cord tumors, peripheral neuropathy, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, and Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Degenerative disorders, such as Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer disease, and Huntington chorea
The rehabilitation process
During your first consultation, we will have an interview together where we discuss your personal and medical history, and assess/examine your overall functioning. We will then create a rehabilitation treatment plan for your specific needs. Other health professionals may also be involved, such as physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, social workers, and psychologists.
Physical and neuro-rehabilitation is a crucial part of recovery for many health problems.. In many cases, it is an extended process that takes many months to complete.
At MC Occupational Therapy, we offer the following services:
- Functional assessment and re-training of daily living tasks like dressing, bathing, grooming etc.
- Education and training of caregivers and family regarding facilitating participation in daily tasks
- Hand therapy and upper limb rehabilitation
- Home assessments for safety, equipment and housing modification advice