Restoring Mobility with Neurological Rehabilitation
University Hospitals Rehabilitation Services provides neurological physical therapy services for patients that have movement or functional skill issues related to nervous system diseases or a nervous system illness, including:
- Alzheimer's disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lour Gehrig's disease)
- Balance disorders
- Bell's palsy
- Head trauma
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Parkinson's disease
- Progressive neurological conditions
- Seizure disorders
After a traumatic brain injury or with a progressive neurological condition, brain cells that are not injured can actually learn to control missing functionality for enhanced recovery and improved-long term health. Working with the referring physician, physical medicine doctor and other specialists at University Hospitals, neurological clinical specialists help evaluate the patient and create an individualized care plan that will help improve or restore mobility and functional skills.
Neurological Clinical Specialists for Advanced Therapy
A neurological clinical specialist (NCS) is a specially trained physical therapist with advanced training in neurological physical therapy. After passing a board certification examination and meeting with stringent requirements, the American Board of Physical Therapist Specialists awards these therapists with the NCS credentials.