What is Neurological Rehabilitation?

Neurological rehabilitation is the term used to describe the treatment that people can receive after they have had a neurological injury, illness or diagnosis of a long term neurological condition. The World Health Organization definition of rehabilitation states “a set of measures that assist individuals, who experience or are likely to experience disability, to achieve and maintain optimum functioning in interaction with their environments” (WHO, 2011).

Neurological rehabilitation is provided by a team of clinicians and specifically trained staff across a wide range of disciplines. These include:

 

  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Nursing
  • Rehabilitation/Therapy Assistants
  • Art/Music Therapy

 

Recent studies have evaluated how cost effective providing neurological rehabilitation is.

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