Specialists with NorthShore's Neurorehabilitation program will be with you throughout your recovery.
At the NorthShore Neurological Institute, comprehensive and compassionate care means we not only offer expert diagnosis and treatment but also support our patients through their recovery. Our holistic approach helps patients achieve the best possible outcomes and maximizes their quality of life.
Team Care Advantage
The multidisciplinary rehabilitation services team consists of board-certified physiatrists (physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation) as well as licensed physical, occupational and speech therapists with extensive experience providing state-of-the-art neurorehabilitation evaluation and services.
This team works with patients to achieve the highest level of independence performing tasks of daily living, walking, communicating and work and leisure activities. The rehabilitation team also works to address adaptive equipment needs, including wheelchair assessment, home modification and safety.
Our specialists help patients with brain and spine conditions, ranging from stroke to multiple sclerosis, to regain independence and restore maximum possible function. The NorthShore Neurological Institute’s neurorehabilitation team designs individualized care plans that provide high quality rehabilitative services in the hospital, in acute inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient or in the home environment.
NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Evanston Hospital houses an acute 22-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit, where our rehabilitation nursing staff provides care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Providing advanced neurorehabilitation expertise, our dedicated neurorehabilitation team includes physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, neuropsychologists, social workers, spiritual care and music therapy, therapeutic recreation therapists and dieticians, who collaborate to tailor rehabilitation services to each patient’s unique needs. They also maintain close contact with patients’ primary care physicians and specialists for a seamless patient experience.
The inpatient rehabilitation program offers special features and activities of particular benefit to patients with functional impairments due to neurological conditions. They include interactive video game system-assisted therapy; a kitchen, bathroom and laundry facility used in training for day-to-day activities; pet therapy; and even a car, where patients can safely practice transfer techniques under the supervision of trained therapy staff.
NorthShore University HealthSystem offers robust outpatient rehabilitation services with locations throughout Chicagoland. The outpatient rehabilitation program works on maximizing function and independence under the direction of our specialized neurorehabilitation team. Individuals who experience symptoms such as weakness, falling, imbalance, difficulty dressing, difficulty performing activities in the home; or a decrease in memory, decrease in attention or difficulty communication can benefit from outpatient rehabilitation services. Any of the following medical diagnoses would benefit from the neurological rehabilitation program:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Balance disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spine disorders
- Brain tumor
- Voice quality disorder
- Swallowing disorders
- Acute cognitive changes
- Vestibular disorder
- Nerve injuries
Patients referred to NorthShore Neurological Institute’s neurorehabilitation program can also take advantage of additional specialty programs offered by the rehab services department which include:
- Driver evaluation and rehabilitation
- Aquatic therapy
- Falls and balance program
- Lee Silverman voice treatment
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- Vision rehabilitation/low vision services
Continuity of Care
NorthShore Neurological Institute neurorehabilitation physiatrists possess decades of experience caring for patients with neurological conditions. Working closely with neurologists and neurosurgeons, they coordinate the care of patients after their hospital stay as part of NorthShore’s comprehensive discharge planning process. These highly skilled physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians also provide follow-up care and further evaluation in the outpatient setting, connecting patients and their families to specialists and facilities that specifically focus on neurorehabilitation.
For More Information
Please call 877.570.7020 for more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.