Outpatient rehabilitation care

Chances are, you'll continue your recovery and rehabilitation even after you're discharged from the hospital. The team at the Neurological Rehabilitation Program at Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center will continue to work with you to help you perform normal daily activities as well as possible.

Our comprehensive outpatient neurological rehabilitation programs are designed specifically for people who have experienced a neurological impairment. Our highly skilled team, comprised of physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and speech therapists, is dedicated to and specializes in helping you restore lost function caused by neurological and balance disabilities.

  • Who needs neurological rehabilitation?
  • How do you participate?
  • Therapy services.

The types of patients and diagnoses that might require continued outpatient rehabilitation include, but are not limited to:

  • Stroke survivors/brain injury survivors: You may be seen anywhere from a few days after injury to many years later. Therapy services can continue to address motor recovery with the newest technology and latest treatment strategies. We address skills for improving self care, walking and community independence and provide strategies to help with memory loss.
  • Parkinson's disease patients: You'll see therapists skilled at providing treatments to improve balance and safety with walking. We promote the highest level of independence by using strengthening and compensation strategies, as well as voice and swallowing impairments. Our speech and language pathologist is skilled in the Lee Silverman Voice Therapy LSVT LOUD voice treatment.
  • Voice issues: These are addressed by a specially trained therapist who can help with a number of voice disturbances such as dysphonias related to functional or neurological changes.
  • Return to driving: Speech pathologists and occupational therapists can test in-clinic skills related to driving, and provide strategies to treat specific impairments and recommend behind-the-wheel testing as appropriate.
  • Chronic motor impairments: We can coordinate with physicians to provide Botox, serial casting or other antispasticity treatments and acquire splinting, positioning, retraining devices like the Saebostretch, AFOs, and NMES for home.

Other diagnoses include:

  • Transient ischemic attacks (TIA)
  • Brain tumors
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Adults with cerebral palsy
  • Some spinal cord injuries/impairments

All of these situations may benefit from the skills, technology and treatment programs HonorHealth provides.

How to participate

Because outpatient therapy is a medical treatment, a referral from your physician (i.e. primary care physician, neurologist, physiatrist) that includes a diagnosis and specifies occupational, physical and/or speech therapy, may be required to initiate treatment. To find out more, please call 480-882-6820.

Therapy and services

We offer various therapy options and services. After obtaining a referral from your physician, you'll complete an initial evaluation with physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. On the day that the therapists complete the evaluations, they will discuss options, provide recommendations with you, and talk about developing an ongoing schedule with you and your family.

Some therapy program options include:

Comprehensive day treatment program

Designed for patients with acute brain injuries and acute stroke patients working toward increased independence at home and in the community, the comprehensive day treatment program is six hours and includes:

  • Individual physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy
  • Supervised practice times with the therapy technician
  • Morning cognitive/communication group
  • Supervised meal/lunch
  • Community outings
  • Home evaluations, when appropriate

Half-day treatment program

The half-day treatment program is designed for patients who need comprehensive services two to three days a week but may not need or be able to tolerate the intensity of a full day. Our interdisciplinary treatments are convenient for the patient with consistent scheduled blocks of time.

Personalized treatment program

Many individuals require only one type of therapy, such as speech therapy for cognitive training, or only physical or occupational therapy to address progressive Parkinson's disease issues. We provide custom treatment programs to meet these needs.

Stroke support group

Led by a speech and language pathologist, HonorHealth offers several Stroke Support Groups. Please call 480-583-0943.

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