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Outpatient Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy for Neurological Impairments

The physical therapists of the Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at Virginia Hospital Center have additional training in addressing your unique neuromuscular needs by assessing your strength, balance and mobility impairments. During your first visit a licensed physical therapist with specialized knowledge of neurologic diagnoses will evaluate and assess your unique impairments and functional limitations. A hands-on treatment program to include balance training, strengthening, posture exercises, and gait training will be provided to you. To ensure you are safe both in your home and in the community, a home exercise program and patient education will be addressed throughout your program.

Common Diagnoses seen by the Neurological Physical Therapy team

  • Brain injury
  • Brain tumors
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Post-Polio syndrome
  • Stroke

Specialized Care Services or Equipment

  • Bioness®
  • Dry Needling is a technique used in physical therapy to treat trigger points in muscles via the insertion of a fine, flexible, sterile needle. No medication is injected during this procedure. The purpose of dry needling is to release shortened bands of muscle in order to decrease pain and improve range of motion and function. You may experience a slight prick when the needle is inserted as well as pain and muscle twitching during the treatment. These are expected occurrences and are signs that the problematic area is being treated. It is not uncommon for bruising to occur around the needled sites and for mild pain to linger a day or two.

    Dry needling is part of a comprehensive rehabilitation plan. It is important that you perform your home exercises and follow the advice of your Physical Therapist for optimal recovery.

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  • LiteGait®
  • NeuroCom® SMART Balance Master®

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