Occupational therapy neurological rehabilitation is a therapeutic program designed to improve function, reduce limitations, and improve the overall well-being of patients who have experienced disease, traumatic injury or disorders of the nervous system. The goal of the neurological rehabilitation program is to design a treatment program that will help the patient return to the highest level of function and independence in daily activities.
Many medical conditions can affect the function of the human nervous system. Infections, tumors, degenerative disease, and disorders of the circulatory system are commonly associated with injury to the nervous system. Some examples of such diagnoses include:
Your occupational therapist will perform neurological and musculoskeletal-based evaluations to determine baseline functional and cognitive status. The therapist then designs a course of treatment with specific interventions and attainable goals to improve function and independence in daily activities. In order to help reach these goals, your occupational therapist may utilize many different treatment approaches. Some examples of therapeutic activities included in an occupational therapy neurological rehabilitation program are:
Your occupational therapist works as part of your MUSC Health care team to help you maximize your recovery.