Neurological rehabilitation in Aurora
When a patient is admitted to The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) for a brain or central nervous system disorder, we begin aggressive neurological rehabilitation—physical, occupational and/or speech therapy— as soon as the patient is capable.
An injury to the brain or central nervous system can seriously affect a person’s ability to perform a variety of tasks. As part of our comprehensive neurological care program, neurorehabilitation helps improve a person’s ability to function independently after being diagnosed with conditions, such as:
- Brain tumor
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Myasthenia gravis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Seizure disorder (epilepsy)
- Traumatic brain injury
- Infections causing injury to the brain, including: meningitis, encephalitis and transverse myelitis
At TMCA, we’ve developed a comprehensive care program with nearby Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, a licensed acute rehabilitation center that specializes in neurological rehabilitation. This relationship allows patients to transition smoothly from the acute hospital into a rehab facility.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
ECT is a proven method to help adults who face challenges achieving mental well-being. It is especially beneficial to patients who do not respond well to medications, who may be pregnant or who are experiencing a rapid regression into crisis.
Modern ECT consists of controlled, electrical currents that affect brain chemistry in a way that can improve mental health. The number of treatments needed to be successful can vary according to the individual.