Whether you've had a traumatic brain injury or you're on the road to stroke recovery, neurorehabilitation can help improve the way an individual functions in everyday life.
Comprehensive Outpatient Neurological Care in San Antonio
A physical, life-changing event such as a stroke can happen at any moment. Should you or a family member require stroke rehabilitation, Baptist Health System’s dedicated and compassionate team at Healthlink is ready to help.
We offer a wide range of outpatient rehabilitation services in all Healthlink facilities in San Antonio, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Our neurorehabilitation program focuses on the physical and emotional well-being of patients from the onset of the condition throughout recovery.
Stroke recovery can be a lifelong process. When you visit any of our Healthlink facilities, we’re here to help you every step of the way toward meeting your recovery goals.
What Is Neurorehabilitation?
Neurorehabilitation is a physician-referred comprehensive program designed for patients who require support or recovery time following a traumatic brain injury, neurosurgery, stroke or progressive neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. Neurorehabilitation can help motor and language recovery and overall well-being of patients.
Common Disorders that Can Benefit from Neurorehabilitation:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - also called Lou Gehrig's disease, a group of rare and progressive neurological diseases that affects the nerve cells or neurons that are responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement like chewing, walking and talking. There is no cure yet for ALS and no effective treatment to stop or reverse the progression of this disease.
- Alzheimer's disease - an irreversible and progressive neurological disorder that slowly destroys a person's memory, thinking skills and ability to carry out the simplest tasks. Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia among older adults.
- Multiple Sclerosis - a disease of the nervous system that involves the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects the nerve cells. Once damaged, it slows down or blocks messages between the brain and the body. Symptoms include visual disturbances, muscle weakness, trouble with coordination and balance, sensations such as numbness and prickling as well as thinking and memory problems.
- Parkinson's disease - a type of movement disorder that occurs when nerve cells in the brain do not produce enough dopamine. Symptoms begin gradually which includes trembling; stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk; slowness of movement and poor balance and coordination. Exposure to occupational chemicals may increase the risk for developing Parkinson's disease.
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
Types of treatments may include:
- Assistive tools, equipment and products that help people who have lost mobility. Common examples of assistive tools include crutches, prostheses, orthoses, wheelchairs and tricycles
- Nutritional counseling
- Treatment for pain
- Cryotherapy and thermotherapy - treats musculoskeletal pain and swelling
- Exercise therapy including strengthening, mobility or balance-building exercises
- Electrical stimulation to treat pain
- Traction - takes the pressure off compressed or damaged joints
- Hydrotherapy – uses water therapy such as performing exercises in a pool or whirlpool
- Soft tissue manipulation – helps reduce pain and decrease muscle tension through the use of hands-on techniques on the muscles, ligaments and fascia to optimize function
- Joint mobilization – a manual technique where a therapist moves your joint firmly and carefully in the desired direction
- Kinesiology taping – the application of therapeutic adhesive tapes to specific areas of the body to decompress trigger points, boost circulation, improve lymphatic drainage and reduce pain and inflammation
Why Choose Baptist Health System’s Rehabilitation Services?
- Baptist Inpatient Rehabilitation Centers is the only Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)-accredited stroke rehabilitation program in San Antonio.
- We offer numerous options for outpatient rehabilitation services at multiple locations in San Antonio and the surrounding areas.
- We offer caring and compassionate treatment options, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services.
Neurorehabilitation Therapies Offered at Healthlink
- Speech Therapy
- Post-stroke speech and swallow evaluation and treatment
- Communication evaluations and treatments
- Cognitive evaluation and treatments
- Occupational Therapy
- Neuromuscular re-education
- Post-stroke occupational therapy evaluation and treatment
- Balance assessment and activities
- Fine motor coordination activities
- Independent daily living skills assessment and activities
- Cognitive assessment
- Physical Therapy
- Lumbar pre- and post-drainage gait assessments
- General physical therapy evaluations
- Balance assessment and activities
- Lee Silverman Voice Technique (LSVT) for Parkinson’s disease
Getting Started with Neurorehabilitation
Before you sign up for a neurorehabilitation program in San Antonio and nearby cities, you must get a recommendation from your treating physician to properly assess your eligibility.
We accept a variety of medical insurance plans at Baptist Health System so you can get the care you need for your condition. For questions about your coverage, please contact your insurance provider directly or see this page for your billing and insurance questions. If you have specific questions regarding insurance coverage at Baptist Health System, call us at 888-707-0664.
Find a Neurorehabilitation Location in San Antonio
We made stroke rehabilitation and stroke recovery more convenient and closer to home. Visit us at any of the following locations in San Antonio and other nearby cities:
- Healthlink Bitters
- Healthlink Camp Bullis
- Healthlink Downtown
- Healthlink Fitness Center
- Healthlink Hausman
- Healthlink Ingram
- Healthlink Medical Center
- Healthlink Mission Trail
- Healthlink New Braunfels
- Healthlink Northeast
- Healthlink Overlook
- Healthlink Schertz
- Healthlink Southwest
- Healthlink Stone Oak
- Healthlink Westover
Healthlink Outpatient Rehab offers personalized treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. To learn more about our Healthlink outpatient rehabilitation facilities, please call 210-297–9907.
If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort from an undiagnosed condition or injury, speak with one of our neurologists at Baptist Health System for proper diagnosis and advice on the best treatment options for your condition.
If you’ve been recently treated for stroke, your doctor might recommend stabilizing your condition first before creating a rehabilitation plan that works best for you. Make sure to take your medications correctly and on time, and if you experience new or worsening symptoms during the course of the program, immediately call 911.