Torrance Memorial Neurological and Stroke Rehabilitation therapy offers a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy program for patients with neurological conditions. This program helps individuals with neurological deficits progress toward a more independent lifestyle. Our therapists specializing in neurological treatment are involved in research and stay abreast of current treatment approaches using evidence-based practice. We are able to address a wide variety of individual needs ranging from the person who requires assistance throughout the day, to the person ready to return to work. Family members and caregivers are encouraged to participate in therapy sessions in order to carry over newly learned skills at home.

Who is Neurological and Stroke Rehabilitation For?

Our experience team at Torrance Memorial has extensive experience working with patients who have the following diagnoses:

  • Cerebral Vascular (Stroke) Accidents
  • Spinal Compressions
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Neurological Impairments such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease
  • Traumatic Head Injuries

The Neurological Rehabilitation Team

Neurological rehabilitation programs can be conducted while a person is a hospital inpatient, or on an outpatient basis. The neurological rehabilitation team revolves around the patient and family. The team helps set short- and long-term treatment goals for recovery and is made up of many skilled professionals, including the following:

  • Neurologist/neurosurgeon
  • Rehabilitation nurse
  • Dietitian
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech therapist/language therapist
  • Psychologist/psychiatrist

The Neurological Rehabilitation Program

The goals of a neurological rehabilitation program include helping the individual to return to the highest level of function and independence, and improving the overall quality of life for that individual - physically, emotionally, and socially. A typical neurological rehabilitation program helps to accomplish and/or may include the following:

  • Assistance with activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, bathing, using the toilet, handwriting, cooking, and basic housekeeping
  • Speech and swallow therapy
  • Counseling
  • Bladder and bowel retraining
  • Activities to improve control and muscle balance in the trunk, pelvis, and shoulder girdle
  • An exercise program
  • Social skills retraining
  • Balance fall prevention and gait training
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Education regarding the disease and disease process
  • Family and care giving training
  • Goal setting (short- and long-term) involving the individual and family members​​
  • Recommend adaptive equipment

For More Information about Rehabilitation Services, call 310-517-4735