3 Main Objectives of Any Neurorehabilitation Program

Jun 02, 2023
3 Main Objectives of Any Neurorehabilitation Program
Neurorehabilitation can increase your independence after a brain injury, spine injury, or neurological condition. Read on to learn the three main goals of neurorehabilitation therapies.

A comprehensive neurorehabilitation program can improve your recovery after a stroke, concussion, or spinal injury. Furthermore, if you have a chronic or degenerative neurological condition, neurorehabilitation helps you maintain your function and independence. 

Neurorehabilitation isn’t the same for everyone. Based on your goals and level of function, an individualized neurorehab program can include strategies like:

  • Physiatry
  • Pain management
  • Cognitive testing
  • Speech therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy

Delaware NeuroRehab is a multidisciplinary neurorehabilitation center with offices conveniently located in Dover and Wilmington, Delaware. No matter why you visit our offices, our team of psychologists, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, and other experts offers ongoing support within a personalized neurorehabilitation program that meets your needs.

Whether you’re about to get started on neurorehabilitation or have been in your program for a while, now is the time to brush up on the three main objectives of any neurorehabilitation: 

1. Improving or maintaining function

Many neurological disorders and injuries cause loss of function. You might experience a speech impediment, muscle weakness, or a lack of coordination along with other functional declines. For some people, losing function also means sacrificing their independence as they need caregivers for assistance with daily tasks. 

The first of our three main neurorehab objectives is restoring or improving your function. Our team helps you set attainable functional goals to work toward during your visits. Some common functional goals include:

  • Improving your fine motor skills
  • Increasing strength
  • Improving hand-eye coordination
  • Increasing your language comprehension or expression

Restoring or improving your function through neurorehabilitation offers more independence, too. If you have a degenerative neurological condition, your program may aim to slow the disease’s progression so you can maintain function for as long as possible.

2. Reducing symptoms and their impact

Neurological disorders and injuries can cause a wide range of symptoms depending on the part of your brain or spinal cord impacted by your condition. Some common neurological symptoms you might experience are:

Symptoms of a neurological condition can have a wide impact on your quality of life. They can cause you to lose sleep, miss out on important events, or keep you from work. Neurological disorders often co-occur with mental disorders, like depression and anxiety, which can further reduce your quality of life. 

Your symptoms can range from mildly inconvenient to downright uncomfortable. Fortunately, many forms of neurorehabilitation can target specific symptoms and decrease their impact on your daily life.

3. Improving your quality of life

By restoring function and reducing symptoms, a personalized neurorehabilitation program can significantly improve your quality of life. With fewer symptoms and more independence, you’re better able to enjoy life. 

Additionally, your progress in neurorehabilitation can lead to quality-of-life improvements for any caregivers. 

Transform your life with neurorehabilitation today

Let our team improve your function, reduce symptoms, and boost your quality of life. Request an appointment online or over the phone at Delaware NeuroRehab today.