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Why Choose Encompass Health for Neurological Rehabilitation

Where you recover from a brain injury or other disorder of the nervous system, such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or Guillain Barre syndrome, matters. At New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, a Joint Venture of Maine Medical Center and Encompass Health, we understand the unique challenges caused by these conditions. We are committed to providing you the most advanced neurorehabilitation. Our team of experts will develop an individualized treatment plan to help you heal both physically and cognitively, so you can to achieve your highest level of independence.

Our Approach to Neurological Rehabilitation

What to expect
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At our hospital, you will receive three hours of therapy a day, five days a week. By combining speech, occupational and physical therapy, our team of therapists will work with you on achieving your unique goals.

Your neurorehabilitation therapy could include:

Physical activities:

  • Motor-skill exercises to improve muscle strength and coordination
  • Speech therapy to improve speaking and swallowing
  • Training for using a walker, canes, wheelchair or ankle brace
  • Activities of daily living allow patients to practice daily household and lifestyle tasks such dressing, cooking and driving

Cognitive activities:

  • Therapy can help you with lost cognitive abilities, such as memory, processing, problem-solving, social skills, judgment and safety awareness
  • Therapy can help you regain lost abilities in listening, writing and comprehension
  • Advanced technologies to help with mobility, balance, driving, speech and language, circulation, swallowing, memory and cognition, to name a few
  • Activities of daily living exercises to help patients relearn signatures, medication management, handling finances and more

Parkinson's Rehabilitation

Regardless of the stage the stage of Parkinson’s you are in, neurorehabilitation could help in managing your symptoms. Our Parkinson's rehabilitation program can help you:

  • Improve strength, dexterity, flexibility, balance, voice and swallowing through one-on-one therapy sessions with a physical, occupational and speech therapist
  • Optimize medication with both pharmacy and nursing educating you and your caregivers on the proper dosing and timing of each medication
  • Get tips and education to lessen symptoms and improve function and safety
  • Get the latest therapy treatment options and technologies
  • Offer hope and encouragement

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries affect all individuals differently. Throughout your rehabilitation at New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, a Joint Venture of Maine Medical Center and Encompass Health, our team will work to:

  • Connect you to community resources to better prepare you for a safe return home or the next setting of care
  • Educate you and your loved ones on brain injury and the rehabilitation process
  • Offer emotional support
  • Design a care plan based on your unique needs and goals
  • Restore physical, cognitive and behavioral function
  • Train and adapt for long-term limitations, if needed

Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation

While there is currently no cure for MS, there are many ways that rehabilitation can help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Our multiple sclerosis rehabilitation program:

  • Accurately pinpoints your unique needs with a thorough team evaluation upon admission
  • Develops a treatment plan that addresses coordination and balance
  • Improves muscle strength and flexibility
  • Improves energy conservation
  • Modifies the disease course by managing symptoms and improving function and safety
  • Gives hope and encouragement to you and your loved ones

Getting You Back to What Matters Most

Our functional approach to therapy includes daily activities such as grooming, dressing, cooking, leisure activities and more. Our hospital includes an activities of daily living suite equipped with a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom to give you a chance to practice the skills you’ll rely on most when you return home.

We Use Advanced Technologies to Treat Patients Affected by Neurological Disorders.

When you choose New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, a Joint Venture of Maine Medical Center and Encompass Health, you gain access to cutting-edge technologies designed to help you reach your fullest potential. Our therapy gyms are well-equipped with technology that helps with:

  • Mobility
  • Balance and fall prevention
  • Driving
  • Speech and language delays
  • Increasing independence in activities of daily living
  • Ambulation with and without prosthesis
  • Blood circulation
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Swallowing
  • Walking
  • Sensory training
  • Memory and cognition

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