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Neurological Rehab

therapist assisting woman with walking during rehab
therapist assisting woman with walking during rehab

A neurologic event or diagnosis can change your independence in daily activities such as walking, talking, eating, dressing, working independently or enjoying social activities. Your team at Ochsner offers multidisciplinary outpatient treatment. Your treatment team may include physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists who work together to help you reach your goals.

You may benefit from out neurological rehabilitation program if you have had a stroke, spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury or if you're experiencing generalized weakness or debility from neuromuscular disorders, balance and vestibular disorders, spinal cord injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease or other neurological disorders. 

We specialize in:

  • Movement disorders, like Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease
  • Concussion rehabilitation
  • Vestibular therapy
  • Stroke and TIA rehabilitation
  • Progressive neurological diseases
  • Brain Injury rehabilitation
  • Degenerative diseases, like ALS and PLS

Our Interdisciplinary Team

Physical therapy can help with movement goals related to:

  • Mobility (movement)
  • Strength
  • Range of motion
  • Normalizing muscle tone
  • Increasing independence
  • Posture
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Walking
  • Endurance
  • Pain

Occupational therapy can help with life skills and goals related to:

  • Use of arm or arms (movement, strength, sensory deficits, abnormal neuromuscular status) during daily tasks
  • Writing
  • Use of hands with purposeful manipulation of objects
  • Coordination
  • Improving self-help skills such as dressing, feeding, personal hygiene, cooking and homecare
  • Return to work or leisure skills
  • Adaptation of environment
  • Wheelchair and seating

Speech therapy can help with communication and goals related to:

  • Dysarthria (difficulty articulating)
  • Apraxia of Speech (difficulty planning movements for speech)
  • Receptive and Expressive Aphasia
  • Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)
  • Cognitive (thinking, memory and learning) deficits
  • Voice disorders
  • Fluency disorders

Our neurological therapy team also facilitates a stroke support group for people who have had strokes to come together in community. The program is led by the therapy team and is free to qualifying patients.

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Our therapy team also offers research-backed programs and skill evaluations to best assist in your rehabilitation.

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Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to Neurological Rehab

Neurological Rehab Locations

Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Grove
10310 The Grove Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70836
  • Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Ochsner Medical Center North Shore
104 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA 70461
  • Weather Alert: Hours Jan. 16, 2024: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Monday – Friday: 6 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ochsner West Campus
2614 Jefferson Highway
Jefferson, LA 70121
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Belle Meade
605 Lapalco Blvd. , Suite A
Gretna, LA 70056
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Veterans
850 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70005
  • Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.