The Outpatient Neurologic Rehabilitation Program at Stanford Health Care provides occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology services. Our therapists have extensive experience and expertise in working exclusively with patients who have neurological impairments.
The Outpatient Neurologic Rehabilitation Program offers therapy to help you return to your highest level of functioning. Our therapists integrate the latest treatment techniques with patient and caregiver education, and often make use of community resources, when appropriate, post-therapy.
Our therapy team offers you a range of treatments and specialty equipment, such as:
Occupational therapy focuses on a range of techniques to enable you to return to work or a normal daily routine.
Physical therapy may include a regimen of exercise, tissue manipulation, and other treatments focused on maximizing function in specific body parts to help relieve your pain.
Speech-language therapy focuses on improving your communication, cognition, and swallowing. Private, sound proof rooms are available for speech therapy sessions, as needed.
Vestibular and concussion rehabilitation
An exercise-based program, designed by a specialized physical therapist, to improve your balance, and reduce dizziness-related and concussion-related problems.
Robot-assisted therapy helps you increase your range of motion after a neurological illness or injury, such as stroke, spinal cord injury, or brain injury.
Body-weight support gait and balance training
This technique supports your trunk and reduces the amount of weight in your legs to train weak muscles for standing, walking, and running. Motorized adjustable parallel bars and the latest body weight support gait system are used.
Functional mobility training
These trainings can involve a number of techniques, including gait and balance training, transfer training, and learning to navigate different types of surfaces like ramps, stairs, mulch, cobblestones, and sand.
Driver simulation programs enable you to learn to drive again while recovering from stroke, epilepsy, and other conditions. An accessible parking area for practicing transfers in and out of a car is located within easy access to Rehabilitation Services.
Functional electrical stimulation devices
These devices can help improve neuromuscular impairments by using electrical stimulation.
Radiological swallow studies
An evaluation of swallowing in conjunction with radiological imaging to assess the swallowing process. Recommendations are made for appropriate exercises, diet consistencies, feeding, eating, and nutritional needs.
Computerized speech, voice and cognitive training
This training uses computer-based therapy aids to facilitate your speech and language rehabilitation needs.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
For your convenience, you may check in for all same-day appointments at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center through a centralized, check-in desk near the front lobby. In addition to all outpatient services, you also can access onsite pre-surgery consultations at the center.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Call us at 650-725-5106 option 4. Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
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