Neurological Rehabilitation

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Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network's Neurological Rehabilitation Program provides a team approach to rehabilitation.


About the Program

A neurological injury or disease can affect all aspects of a person’s life, including the ability to speak and swallow, walk, or be independent in their daily care. Evidence shows the type of rehab one receives can impact the ability to return to these tasks. Our clinical team uses evidence based interventions coupled with rehab technologies and years of clinical expertise to maximize a patient’s neurological recovery, help them achieve their goals and be as prepared for the future as possible.

As a leader in rehabilitative care, the Hartford Healthcare Rehabilitation Network provides skilled physical, occupational and speech/language therapy services to people with neurological disorders, including but not limited to:

  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Balance disorders
  • Vestibular disorders

At Hartford healthcare we pride ourselves on being able to offer the full continuum of rehabilitation services to our patients with neurological injuries and disorders. From our intensive inpatient rehabilitation unit, to your community outpatient clinic, a team of expert therapist and clinicians will be by your side as you transition down your road to recovery and work with you to obtain the highest level of functional independence possible.

Each person has different rehabilitation needs, which is why we offer individualized, patient centered care in the following settings:


Therapy Services

Parkinson's Disease

Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) present with varying symptoms, ranging from mild tremor, to those who have severe gait and safety problems, dyskinesia, dysphagia and cognitive issues.

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Stroke Therapy

Our multidisciplinary team incorporates a combination of physical, occupational, and speech therapy to maximize your functional independence and recovery after stroke. Evidence shows the brain has the ability to “re-wire” after a neurological injury and that the intensity of rehabilitation services received have a positive effect on patient outcomes.
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Vestibular Rehabilitation

Balance related falls account for more than half the accidental falls in the elderly, while 85% of dizziness and equilibrium problems are the result of pathology within the inner ear. Approximately 5-10% of people over the age of 65 will experience BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo).
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Rehabilitation Technologies

Technology can be used in therapy to enhance and amplify your current abilities, document objective progress, and provide you with an enriched environment for neurological recovery.

Bioness H200

Are you trying to regain function of your hand due to Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, or other central nervous system disorders? Function, freedom, and mobility are now within reach. Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network provides the H200 Hand Rehabilitation System for hand paralysis therapy.
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Biodex Balance SystemBiodex Balance System ™SD

Innovative technology designed to test, evaluate, and challenge balance in a safe and enjoyable manner. Touch screen design is user friendly and easily identifies people at risk for falls and balance disorders.
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Biodex NxStep Unweighting SystemBiodex NxStep™ Unweighting System

Provides an opportunity for early walking in rehabilitation through the use of a harness system designed to unload a percentage of one’s body weight. This system allows for more aggressive gait progression while keeping the patient safe from falls.
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Bioness L300

Are you trying to regain function of your leg due to Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, or other central nervous system disorders? Function, freedom, and mobility are now within reach. Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network provides the L300 Foot Drop System for people living with foot drop (drop foot).
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Bioness L300 GO FESBioness L300 GO™

The newest functional electrical stimulation(FES) device to facilitate normalized walking patterns and strengthening of weakened muscles necessary for walking. Can be used in someone with foot drop and, or, knee instability. It uses a gyroscope and accelerometer to determine the precise time to activate the muscles needed for walking.
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Bioness BITSBioness BITS™

The Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS) is intended to challenge and assess the physical, visual, auditory, and cognitive abilities of individuals after neurological injury through an interactive touch screen. It has 24 different programs to customize treatment sessions to the person’s needs.
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The Iowa Oral Performance Instrument (IOPI)

The IOPI objectively measures strength and endurance of the tongue and lips. These measures aid therapists in the treatment of disorders affecting swallowing, speech, and eating by:

  • objectively documenting deficits that justify treatment
  • diagnostically differentiating between muscle weakness and problems of motor control
  • providing biofeedback during isometric oral motor exercise programs
  • motivating patients by showing them their progress from muscle exercise therapy

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SynchronySynchrony

The Synchrony provides visual and auditory feedback to facilitate swallow behavioral change and improve swallow coordination and encourage greater exercise intensity and duration through “immersive” virtual reality augmented activities. It provides progressive resistance exercises and real-time assessment of treatment effectiveness. Additionally, it captures objective measurement data for swallowing duration and muscle activity for treatment guidance and documentation.

MOTOmed® Viva

The MOTOmed trainer allows passive, motor assisted, or active resistive training for the patients arms or legs. The MOTOmed allows the patient to use the strength that they have, while supplementing for their strength deficits.
MOTOMed® Viva

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