An injury to the brain or central nervous system can seriously affect a person's ability to perform a variety of tasks. Neurorehabilitation can help improve a person's ability to function independently after being diagnosed with conditions such as:
- Brain Tumor
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Parkinson's Disease
- Seizure Disorder (Epilepsy)
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Infections that cause injury to the brain, including: meningitis, encephalitis and transverse myelitis
When a patient is admitted to The Medical Center of Aurora for a stroke or central nervous system disorder, we begin aggressive physical, occupational and/or speech therapy as soon as the patient is capable.
In addition, we have developed a comprehensive care program with the nearby Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, a licensed acute rehabilitation center that specializes in neurological rehabilitation. This relationship allows patients to transition smoothly from the acute hospital setting into a rehabilitation facility.
Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital offers unique programs and services for stroke and brain injury survivors. Spalding's proven outcomes exceed most neurological rehabilitation facilities in the western United States. Certifications and associations include:
- Many team members are Certified Brain Injury Specialists
- Spalding is the only CARF-accredited inpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program in Colorado
- Spalding works closely with the Brain Injury Association of Colorado
- Spalding is one of the founders and continues to be an active supporter of the Rocky Mountain Stroke Association, serving stroke patients and their families.