Neurological Rehabilitation Treatment
Our Neurological Rehabilitation Program provides individualized services to meet the needs of our patients. Highly trained therapists work as a team with the patient and family to provide individualized neurological rehabilitation treatment protocols in an enjoyable and friendly atmosphere.
Interdisciplinary Professional Staff
- Physical Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapy Assistants
Goals of Neurological Rehabilitation Therapy
- Improve range of motion
- Maintain efficient muscle use
- Improve balance and gait deficits
- Enhance strength development in both affected and non-affected areas
- Develop functional adaptations
- Evidenced-based balance testing
- Proprioceptive/stability reintegration
- Orthotic and ADL Training
- Recognized by Multiple Sclerosis Society as a neurological rehabilitation facility
- Handicapped accessible facilities
- Latest assistive devices/ADL equipment
- Cognitive re-training
- Interdisciplinary communication
- Communication with referring physician
- Access to custom splinting/orthotics
Neurological Rehabilitation at Transitions of Long Island
Each of our patients has a unique set of personal challenges. Our team of rehabilitation therapists is specialized in treating patients with neurological conditions. They will work with you to set goals that fit your special needs, ensuring successful rehabilitation. Your neurological rehabilitation team may include physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists, in addition to neuropsychologists. Physiatrists (physicians who specialize in physical rehabilitation), neurologists, and pain management specialists are easily accessible onsite if their rehabilitation services are needed.
Communication is a vital part of the neurological rehabilitation process. The rehabilitation team will review your treatment plan frequently and provide regular updates to your primary physician. In addition, the team meets regularly with you and your caregivers to review your progress, to discuss your goals, and to review strategies and skills to help you at home.
Depending on your condition and goals, your neurological rehabilitation team may help you with:
- Self care – eating, grooming, bathing, dressing, and basic household activities
- Mobility – balance, strength, range of motion, walking, or self-propelling a wheelchair
- Transferring – moving between surfaces (e.g. from a wheelchair to a bed).
- Speech and language – word finding, listening, reading comprehension, intonation, speaking clearly, volume, and swallowing
- Cognitive skills – improving attention, memory, verbal, and visual problem solving
- Social – interacting effectively with other people
- Counseling – improving adjustment, mood, and confidence levels
- Support programs – special wellness series providing education and support is available to you and your caregivers during and after your neurological rehabilitation therapy
- Referrals – programs are recommended to help you identify and prepare for volunteer work and/or new career options
We offer a range of specialized state-of-the-art neurological rehabilitation programs and equipment, including:
- Vestibular rehabilitation therapists to help restore balance
- SaeboFlex custom fabricated orthosis that supports and positions the wrist, hand, and fingers
- Bioness devices use electrical stimulation to improve voluntary movement and re-educate muscles – they can help people walk more naturally and regain hand functions.
- VitalStim and deep pharyngeal neuromuscular stimulation (DPNS) are a non-invasive, electrical stimulation therapies for people with difficulty swallowing
- Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is an innovative and clinically-proven method for improving voice and speech in individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders as necessary.
- Structured day program, covered by Medicaid waiver that helps develop social, cognitive, and career planning skills