What is neurorehabilitation?
Neurorehabilitation is a form of medical treatment provided to people who have diseases, injuries, infections, structural defects, tumours, or circulatory system disorders that impair the nervous system. The rehabilitation programme is aimed at reducing symptoms, improving functions and the patient's quality of life.
The comprehensive rehabilitation services provided ensure treatments are delivered using evidence-based practice, cutting-edge technology such as artificial intelligence (A.I), robotics rehabilitation and fun interactive tools to aid recovering patients.
An interdisciplinary team of specialists may be involved comprising a neurosurgeon, neuro physician, rehabilitation medicine physician, clinical psychologist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist, audiologist, and dietitian.
The unique expertise of each team member allows for the best course of innovative treatment solutions through exemplary care, professionalism, and compassion.
What conditions in adults benefit from neurorehabilitation?
- Vascular disorders: Ischemic strokes (caused by blood clots), hemorrhagic strokes (caused by bleeding in the brain), subdural hematoma, and transient ischemic attacks
- Infections: Meningitis, encephalitis, polio, and brain abscesses
- Trauma: Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Structural or neuromuscular disorders: Bell’s palsy, cervical spondylosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, brain or spinal cord tumours, peripheral neuropathy, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, and Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Functional disorders: Headache, seizure disorder, dizziness, and neuralgia
- Degenerative disorders: Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's disease, and Huntington's chorea
What are the treatments available in neurorehabilitation for adults?
Automated & Robotic Rehabilitation:
- Erigo – Optimises the utilisation of neuroplasticity and recovery potential
- ArmeoⓇ Spring – Improves the efficiency of therapy through self-initiated, self-directed, functional & intense exercises
- Alter G (Anti-gravity treadmill) – Allows early rehab from surgery and training with minimal pain. This machine provides ‘unweighting’ so that the impact of walking and running is reduced while the body goes through the normal healing process.
- Music Glove – Fun, interactive tool to train fine motor movements of the fingers
What is neurorehabilitation for paediatric patients?
Paediatric rehabilitation is designed to boost the abilities of children and young people who suffered a major injury, illness, or medical procedure that has affected their functions. These programmes aim at increasing a child's ability to participate in daily activities. Individualised programmes are designed to help children achieve specific goals in areas like mobility, self-care, and communication.
Your child will be cared for by professionals at Rehabcentric who understand the importance of nurturing, engaging and encouraging children to become the best they can be. Whatever the challenges - developmental delay, injury, illness, or disability - our Interdisciplinary rehabilitation team will use age-appropriate strategies to address your child's physical, emotional, academic, and social needs while also laying the groundwork for future success, progress and success.
What conditions in children benefit from neurorehabilitation?
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental Delay
- Down’s syndrome
- Stroke /Other neurological conditions
- Cerebral Visual Impairment
What are the available therapeutic interventions for paediatric neurorehabilitation?
Therapeutic intervention includes:
EIP (Early Intervention Programme)
Handwriting Clinic/ School Preparation
This programme focuses on the necessary skills to prepare a child to be independent in school. This includes:
Basic reading, writing and following instructions in group settings.
Communication within school settings.
Group therapy in fine motor and pre-handwriting development.
Sensory Integration (SI)
Sensory integration therapy aims to help kids with sensory processing issues by exposing them to sensory stimulation in a structured and repetitive manner.
Engaging all five senses through sensory integration can benefit children with autism symptoms such as difficulty with play and emotional regulation.
Early intervention and treatment can help prevent a negative outcome. Our dedicated team of professionals at Rehabcentric at Ara Damansara Medical Centre ensures the delivery of Rehab programmes that are tailored to your current condition and goals.
This helps facilitate optimal and rapid recovery from injury, illness or disease. The duration of each therapy programme depends on the injury or illness and the patient's response to therapy.