"Our neuro-rehabilitation patients benefit from the latest equipment and technologies at Baptist Health. One such piece, a sophisticated assistive device dubbed “The Transformer” by hospital staff, features a computer-controlled, exoskeleton-like frame that is strapped to the patient, allowing them to walk. As they become stronger every day, the computer backs off on the assistance provided, putting more of the effort back on to the patient until they can once again walk on their own, unassisted."
"Our inpatient neurorehabilitation unit at Homestead Hospital also has a model Publix grocery store where patients can practice lifting canned foods and other actual items from shelves, placing them in their cart and then on to the check-out counter."
What does the Miami Neuroscience Institute outpatient neurorehabilitation program include?
Miami Neuroscience Institute’s outpatient neurorehabilitation has many of the same services as the inpatient program, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. This program helps serve patients who need rehabilitation but can still live at home, or anyone who is transitioning out of inpatient rehabilitation.
Brain injury patients also have access to our Intensive Outpatient Brain Injury Program. Our brain injury coordinator will work together with your doctors to arrange for rehabilitation.
Other programs in our outpatient neurorehabilitation include:
- Driving evaluation program – This program helps patients re-learn how to drive with computer testing and on-road driving instruction with occupational therapists who are certified in driver evaluation. Our program is the only one of its kind in South Florida.
- Concussion program – This program provides special evaluation and therapy for people who have suffered a concussion. We work closely with athletic trainers at local schools, colleges and universities to ensure any athletes with suspected concussions are seen as quickly as possible. Our concussion program also has therapists who are certified in vestibular physical therapy, which focuses on balance issues.
- Parkinson’s disease program – This program specifically treats patients with Parkinson’s disease. Patients receive an aggressive therapy plan that lasts four hours a day, four days a week for four weeks.
- Cognitive rehabilitation – This treatment uses certain exercises to help patients regain brain function. It also teaches compensatory strategies for patients who need to work around memory problems and provides training on assistive devices.
- Adult Concussion
- Motor Delay
- Speech Delay
- Swallowing Disorders
- Visual-Perceptive Disorders
- Bioness Advanced Functional Electrical Stimulation for Muscle Rehabilitation
- Drivers Education and Training for the Disabled
- Impact Software to Assess Mild Cognitive Disorders
- Neurological and Cognitive Treatments, Including Robotics Technology
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Vitastim Therapy System for Noninvasive Treatment of Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorder)
- Wii Rehab Technology
When you come to Miami Neuroscience Institute for neurorehabilitation, you can expect:
- A personalized rehabilitation plan that is customized to fit your needs, lifestyle and preferences.
- A team approach to your care that includes a diverse group of rehabilitation specialists who collaborate to find the best treatment for you.
- Rehabilitation treatment that includes your input and opinions as well as participation from your family members.
"It sounds cliché, but I’m just enjoying the little things. Just walking around and thinking, wow, my legs are working; I don’t need assistance. Every morning I really do have a moment. I haven’t woken up one day since then without being grateful and enjoying the little things."
Inpatient Neurorehabilitation Team at Homestead Hospital
Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Team at Baptist Hospital
All of our neurorehabilitation programs are located on a hospital campus, which means we can quickly evaluate and treat any new medical problems that may come up during your rehabilitation. We have easy access to diagnostic tests and imaging, as well as a full team of Baptist Health specialists.
We believe that your family is an important part of your recovery. Your family members will be involved with your rehabilitation plan and are encouraged to participate in your care. If you need inpatient rehabilitation, family members are welcome to stay with you while you are in the program.
Once you complete your inpatient rehabilitation, we will transition you to our outpatient rehabilitation program. Although you may not need around-the-clock care, you may still need help from a caregiver or family member. Our team will continue to work with you until you are living a more normal, active and independent life.