At Central Vermont Medical Center Rehabilitation Therapy, our team of trained rehabilitation professionals recognizes that the process of recovering from and/or coping with a neurological disorder can be very demanding for both patients and their support system. Through skilled therapeutic intervention, we can help patients through the recovery process by improving their physical, cognitive and communicative abilities.
Our multi-disciplinary treatment team consists of occupational therapy, speech language pathology and physical therapy. Our team works with the whole client to assess a variety of areas of function including cognition, mobility, self care and participation in daily activities and set goals with the patient to work toward.
About Neurological Disorders
The nervous system is a complex system of cells, tissues, and organs that acts to regulate the body's response to both internal and external stimuli. Though our body has established ways to protect this system, it still remains vulnerable. Infection, trauma, degeneration, vascular insults, structural defects and tumors are among some of the ways in which the neurological system can be damaged. The result is a loss of function that, to various degrees, impairs a person’s quality of life.
Though there is an expansive list of neurological disorders, some of the more common diagnoses encountered in the rehabilitation setting are as follows:
- Anoxic Brain Injury (ABI)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (for more information, click here)
- Brain Tumor
- Cerebral Palsy
Lower Motor Neuron / Neuromuscular Pathology
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS)
- Muscular Dystrophies
Movement Disorders / Cerebellar Disorders
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Huntington’s Chorea
Neuropathies Disease/Myelin Diseases
- Guillian Barre Syndrome
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Post-Polio Syndrome
Spinal Cord Pathology
- Traumatic & Acquired Spinal Cord Injury
- Transverse Myelitis
- Spina Bifida
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
- Vestibular Neuritis
A referral from a qualified practitioner is all that is necessary to begin the rehabilitative process. Once referred to CVMC rehabilitation services, each person is assessed by our trained interdisciplinary team. The team then develops an individualized plan specific to that patient’s condition, abilities and goals. Our main objective is to help each individual attain as high a level of functional independence possible given their specific abilities and neurological condition. Our ultimate goal is to improve upon the person’s quality of life.