Neurological Rehabilitation

October 14 2017 at 09:30 AM by Vamakshi Saklani


The human brain has billions of neurons, each neuron connected to thousands of other neurons. Sitting on our shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe. This masterpiece of a creation needs to be preserved and protected to continue human evolution and progress. However, with the ever growing advancements in the field of neuroscience this does not seem very farfetched.

Neurological rehabilitation as the term suggests is in the broadest sense of the word a process that aims to optimize a person’s sense of functional, social and emotional wellbeing. The goal of neurological rehabilitation is to help the patient return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving the overall quality of life. Some of the conditions that benefit from it include but are not limited to functional disorders, structural or neuro-muscular disorders, degenerative disorders, vascular disorders, infections and trauma. A well rounded programme can cater to the physical, cognitive, psychological, social and cultural dimensions of a patient’s health and wellbeing. Such programmes are primarily patient focused and therefore customize health care strategies to suit them. Inclusive care plans are designed and implemented by multidisciplinary teams made up of highly qualified practitioners such as neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, recreational therapists,social workers, psychologists, physiatrists and rehabilitation specialists.The active cooperation of a patient’s family isequally essential for the success of the programme.The rehabilitation process involves training the patients to perform daily activities without the need for assistance.It includes stress, anxiety and depression management. Nutritional counseling and vocational counseling are also part of its services. Activities to improve cognitive impairments like poor judgement, attention spans and memory are incorporated in this process. Exercises to improve movements, balance and muscle strength are also vital to theprocess.

Rehabilitation is widely recognized to bring about long-term and effective health improvements in patients. There has been strong evidence supporting its effectiveness as a process. It is largely responsible to restore health and medical fitness through training and therapy and thus qualifies as a key requisite in the overall healthcare system.

The human brain has billions of neurons, each neuron connected to thousands of other neurons. Sitting on our shoulders is the most complicated object in the known universe. This masterpiece of a creation needs to be preserved and protected to continue human evolution and progress. However, with the ever growing advancements in the field of neuroscience this does not seem very farfetched. Neurological rehabilitation as the term suggests is in the broadest sense of the word a process that aims to optimize a person’s sense of functional, social and emotional wellbeing. The goal of neurological rehabilitation is to help the patient return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving the overall quality of life. Some of the conditions that benefit from it include but are not limited to functional disorders, structural or neuro-muscular disorders, degenerative disorders, vascular disorders, infections and trauma. A well rounded programme can cater to the physical, cognitive, psychological, social and cultural dimensions of a patient’s health and wellbeing. Such programmes are primarily patient focused and therefore customize health care strategies to suit them. Inclusive care plans are designed and implemented by multidisciplinary teams made up of highly qualified practitioners such as neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, recreational therapists,social workers, psychologists, physiatrists and rehabilitation specialists.The active cooperation of a patient’s family isequally essential for the success of the programme.The rehabilitation process involves training the patients to perform daily activities without the need for assistance.It includes stress, anxiety and depression management. Nutritional counseling and vocational counseling are also part of its services. Activities to improve cognitive impairments like poor judgement, attention spans and memory are incorporated in this process. Exercises to improve movements, balance and muscle strength are also vital to theprocess. Rehabilitation is widely recognized to bring about long-term and effective health improvements in patients. There has been strong evidence supporting its effectiveness as a process. It is largely responsible to restore health and medical fitness through training and therapy and thus qualifies as a key requisite in the overall healthcare system.


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