UT Southwestern is a major referral center for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, including our neuro-rehabilitation program. For patients that have experienced cognitive and/or physical impairments resulting from a wide range of neurological disorders and injuries, our goal is helping achieve the greatest levels of independence and function possible.
This includes patient-centered the combine leading-edge care combined with highly personalized attention. Our neuro-rehabilitation team offers specialized expertise in helping patients improve mobility, strength, endurance, and other skills that may be needed.
Comprehensive Rehabilitation Programs
This is a partial listing of the brain, spine, nerve, and muscle conditions and injuries our neuro-rehabilitation team treats, as well as resulting functional and cognitive issues:
- Strokes and other cerebrovascular disorders
- Movement disorders, including Parkinson’s Disease, Ataxia, Dystonia, and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
- Debility related to brain tumors
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Epilepsy and seizures
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Spine (Back and Neck Pain)
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Spasticity (Neuromuscular)
- Sleep disorders
- Other medically complex conditions
Our team includes physicians (all board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), therapists, nurses, researchers, and other health care professionals, who are among the most respected in the nation.
We offer both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care. Whether a patient is being seen through one of the clinical programs the UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute offers or is admitted to either Zale Lipshy University Hospital or Clements University Hospital, our neuro-rehabilitation specialists are part of the care team. As a result, patients receive access to appropriate neuro-rehab care based on a patient’s overall health and individual needs.
Some of the services we offer include:
- Therapies including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, recreational therapy, respiratory therapy
- Electrodiagnostic examinations to measure electrical activity generated by muscles and nerves. The results help physicians diagnose the cause of various symptoms, including numbness, pain, or weakness.
- Latest technologies in rehabilitative medicine, including Biofeedback, Bioness H20 and L300, LiteGait, VitalStim, SaeboFlex, and Nintendo Wii therapy
- Nutritional counseling
- Psychological evaluations and support
- Social work/case management
Outcomes for Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs
We invite you to view UT Southwestern’s outcomes performance related to inpatient rehabilitation in the areas of:
Request an Appointment
To schedule an appointment with neuro-rehabilitation specialist (who is part of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team at UT Southwestern) or to learn more about our services, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.