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At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona, rehabilitation is what we do, and that experience makes a difference. Through customized treatment plans addressing each patient’s specific needs and goals, we aim to change our patients’ lives for the better—physically, emotionally and socially.
When it comes to neurological rehabilitation for brain injuries or other neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), Guillain-Barre syndrome, balance and muscle disorders and Lou Gehrig’s disease, our experts know success lies in compassionate, specialized treatment plans designed to help you achieve your goals.
When it comes to caring for neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), Guillain-Barré syndrome, balance disorders and Lou Gehrig’s disease, our experts know success lies in compassionate, specialized treatment plans. Our therapists work closely with physicians, nurses and loved ones to adapt treatments as each patient progresses toward reaching their individualized goals.
Patients in all stages of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders can benefit from our specialized neurorehabilitation treatment. Our experienced neurorehabilitation team uses innovative technologies and proven therapy techniques to create individualized programs for superior outcomes.
Our Parkinson's disease program benefits patients in many ways. The program:
Approximately 2.5 million people experience traumatic brain injuries each year in the U.S., according to the Brain Trauma Foundation. Brain injury may result from an injury or an illness. To help restore the brain’s functioning following one of these events, we coordinate individualized treatment programs, state-of-the-art technology and dedicated rehabilitation teams working together with patients one-on-one for a comprehensive approach to care.
Throughout rehabilitation, our teams work to:
While there is currently no cure for MS, there are many ways individuals can manage symptoms, improving the quality of their lives. Our program can greatly benefit patients, inspiring confidence in the achievement of unparalleled outcomes. Our multiple sclerosis rehabilitation program:
At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona, you’ll receive at least three hours of inpatient rehabilitative therapy five days per week. By combining speech, occupational and physical therapy, your team of therapists will work with you on achieving your unique goals. Our functional approach to therapy includes daily activities such as grooming, dressing, cooking, leisure activities and more. Many of our activities of daily living suites are complete with bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms to give you a chance to practice the skills you’ll rely on most when you return home.
While at our hospital, you will receive round-the-clock nursing care, including nurses who specialize in rehabilitative care. You’ll also receive regular physician* visits to ensure you are achieving the best care for your needs.
*this hospital provides access to independent physicians
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We deliver connected care and superior outcomes through our state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital.