The Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation Difference
Our experienced team of neuro-rehabilitation specialists address the range of physical and functional issues you face, including mobility, speech and cognition.
This inter-professional team is led by a physiatrist, a physician board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and includes rehabilitation nurses; physical, occupational, respiratory and recreation therapists; speech language pathologists; psychologists and neuropsychologists; pharmacists; case managers and other clinical and support staff as needed.
Treatment is tailored to address acute or changing needs related to balance, strength, endurance, mobility cognition, communication, swallowing, bowel/bladder function, vision, self-care and participation in activities of daily living.
The rehabilitation team includes LSVT Big and Loud and PT neuro certified specialists, psychologists, wheelchair seating and assistive technology practitioners and others as needed. Patients may also benefit from the hospital’s support groups and community integration activities.
Treatment is tailored to your individual needs to help you:
- Restore or maintain physical abilities
- Build strength and endurance
- Improve balance and mobility
- Improve speech and swallowing
- Enhance skills to perform daily activities
- Manage pain, spasticity or other complications
- Manage medications
- Gain compensatory strategies
- Adjust to any social, emotional or behavioral changes
- Optimize independence
We help manage the progression of your disease and any exacerbations that may occur.
Like you, patients with neurologic diseases may benefit from the advanced technologies and proven therapies Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation offers, including:
- Robotic therapies - including exoskeletons, the Armeo Spring Trainer® and ReoGO®- to optimize motor recovery
- Body-weight supported treadmill training and electrical stimulation devices to improve balance, gait and walking
- Constraint induced therapy, electrical stimulation devices, mirror therapy and other strategies to improve arm and hand function
- Functional electrical stimulation to reduce muscle atrophy
- Prism adaptation treatment and Bioness Integrated Therapy System® (BITS) to address vision difficulties
- Augmentative devices, like Lingraphica®, to improve communication and speech issues
- Videofluoroscopy and VitalStim® to diagnose and treat swallowing disorders
- LSVT® BIG and LOUD for Parkinson’s patients
- Computer-based exercises to improve cognition (memory, concentration, decision-making and other skills)
- Technology-based environmental control units to increase independence
- Adaptive gaming to support social integration and recreational inclusivity
To help you successfully maintain life at home, work, school and/or in the community, Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation offers an unparalleled continuum of care. You can build on the gains made during your inpatient stay by participating in Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation’s outpatient programs. Those programs are offered at our four hospital campuses and more than 100 Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Outpatient Therapy centers throughout the state.
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation’s neuro-rehabilitation patients, even those with more complex medical issues, have greater improvement during their stay and a higher level of independence upon discharge, based on national benchmarks*.
* Source: eRehabData.com
Your progress. Our programs.
For more than 40 years, Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation's full Continuum of Care enables us to meet the needs of our patients at every level to maximize physical, cognitive and functional independence. This includes inpatient rehab, outpatient therapy, our Day Neuro Program, home health and support group services.
Your ability to perform daily activities at home, work, school or in the community is critical to your independence. Your therapy team may introduce a variety of tools, techniques and strategies to help you manage these tasks. This includes adaptive equipment, such as reachers and other devices to help you get dressed, prepare meals and eat. In addition, electronic and computer-based technologies – including voice-activated software and electronic controls for lights, phones, televisions and even doors – may be introduced.
Individuals with neuro-degenerative diseases, like MS, ALS or Parkinson’s, may need to use a wheelchair. Proper fit is essential. Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation’s physical and/or occupational therapists, who are also certified assistive technology professionals and/or seating and mobility specialists, will evaluate your physical and lifestyle needs and use pressure mapping and other tools to find the best options for you.
Preparing you and your family for life ahead is one of our primary goals. We provide extensive education, training and support to help you understand your condition and use the strategies you’ve been given to manage everyday activities with comfort and confidence.
To help reinforce your skills and restore your spirit, Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation’s specially trained Canine Companions may be part of your therapy program. Our therapists work with these remarkable dogs, like Grayson, to engage patients in a wide range of activities that support the rehabilitation process.
*Not available at all locations
The ability to drive is an important part of maintaining an independent lifestyle. Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation’s certified driver rehabilitation specialists offer the evaluation and training to help appropriate individuals drive safely. Our specialists will also discuss any modifications and/or adaptations that may be needed. Learn more about the Adaptive Driving Program.
Let us help.
We will work closely with you, your family, your physician and/or the referring hospital to ensure a smooth transition to Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation.