Leaders in Complex Care
Rehabilitation for neuromuscular diseases and neurological conditions and injuries is highly complex and involves the brain, the spinal cord and thousands of nerves throughout the body. You need care you can trust.
Catholic Health is a leader in neurologic rehabilitation to help patients reach optimal health with improved mobility, lessening of pain and discomfort, and the learning of new skills to adapt and adjust to real-life situations. Patients, working closely with our dedicated and compassionate staff, reclaim their lives after successful outcomes from our personalized rehabilitative services.
Our Neurologic Rehabilitation Program
Catholic Health's neurologic rehabilitation program includes treatment for:
- Cerebral palsy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Transverse myelitis
Acute rehabilitation improves outcomes for patients with complex neurological conditions and neuromuscular diseases. Acute rehabilitation takes place in a hospital setting.
Patients receive three or more hours of therapy per day, including:
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Recreational therapy
- Respiratory therapy
- Speech/swallowing therapy
Catholic Health's team of dedicated specialists include:
- Board-certified physiatrists (physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation)
- Certified rehabilitation registered nurses
- Rehabilitation therapists (physical, occupational, respiratory and recreational, speech/swallowing)
Care Across Long Island
St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) is the only Long Island hospital accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient medical rehabilitation for adults and children.
St. Charles Hospital outpatient rehabilitation locations offer continued rehabilitation for patients after hospital discharge.
Neurologic Rehabilitation Program at St. Charles Hospital
St. Charles Hospital's board-certified physiatrists and certified rehabilitation registered nurses (CRRNs) specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Together, our doctors and nurses provide 24-hour care to neurologically complex patients.
Our team of clinicians collaborate to support patients during their rehabilitation and to keep patients motivated as they work intensively to find new ways to think, move, walk, talk, eat and care for themselves.
Improving Brain Function
Occupational therapists use tools, like the Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS), to increase a patient’s thinking process. BITS measures a patient's cognition and assigns a customized set of challenges intended to retrain the brain.
Developing Speech and Swallowing Abilities
Speech therapists help patients develop their speech and throat control with advanced imaging techniques and advanced tools, such as VitalStim® for the treatment of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing).
Our education program helps patients understand their unique diagnosis and the rehabilitation process.
- Family and caregiver orientation and regular meetings help build a strong support system for patients during treatment and beyond.
- Falls prevention and home education program empowers patients and prevent falls after discharge.
Neurologic Rehabilitation Program at Mercy Hospital
Mercy Hospital’s (Rockville Centre, NY) acute inpatient rehabilitation unit offers comprehensive rehabilitation for patients who have suffered catastrophic neurological illnesses and injuries.
Our rehabilitation unit is staffed by board-certified physiatrists as well as rehabilitation nurses and aides, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and social workers.
Mercy Hospital offers the latest and most advanced technologies to treat patients with neurologic conditions.
Bioness H 200 Wireless Hand Rehabilitation System and Bioness L300 Foot Drop System helps patients regain function if their condition is due to a stroke, traumatic brain injury, incomplete spinal cord injury or other neurological disorder.
Tyromotion Myro® technology assists, enhances and intensifies therapy in a motivational and creative way. It presents real objects, forces control and offers touch applications. Myro is beneficial for patients needing treatment in neurology, orthopedics and geriatrics. It is particularly helpful for patients with deficits in motor function, concentration, selective attention, visual-spatial perception and spatial-perceptive ability.
Speech therapy offers diagnostic testing for swallowing, including modified barium swallow studies, as well as flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing. Speech therapy also offers VitalStim® therapy for the treatment of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing).