One of the keys to successful treatment of most neurological conditions is a well-rounded program of physiatry services. Physiatry is a broad category encompassing physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
Patients at Saint Mary’s can find help every step of the way through trained therapists who are trained in the latest rehabilitation techniques.
Rehabilitation specialists are an integral part of the neuroscience team. Physicians consult therapists as part of their overall assessment and treatment of patients, and as they design a program of on-going therapy. In some cases, therapists are needed for a limited time-frame, such as the weeks and months after a procedure. In other cases, rehabilitation is needed indefinitely.
The goal of physiatry is simple: to optimize the quality of life of individuals with impairments caused by neurological disorders.
Physiatry services are conveniently located within the Hauenstein Neuroscience Center.