Neurological disease or injury results in damage to various parts of brain and nervous system, clinically manifesting as varied degrees of movement alterations and functional disabilities like paralysis or reduce control on movements, tonal abnormalities, problems with cognition (thinking and memory), speech difficulties – problems in using and understanding language (Aphasia), dysphagia (swallowing difficulty), etc. in these patients.
Neurological diseases are the world’s largest cause of Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY’S), with people over all age groups getting affected by it. Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury are the commonest causes, Stroke being the major contributor.
But the, possibilities of Recovery persist at any stage and in any situation after neurological injury/disease, thanks to Neuroplasticity (Miraculous Property of the Human Nervous System to reboot, rewire & reconnect).
Neuroplasticity is the ability of the nervous system to change its activity in response to intrinsic or extrinsic stimuli by reorganizing its structure, functions, or connections after injuries, such as a stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI). It can be also defined as the ability of the neural networks in the brain to change through growth and re-organisation, throughout an individual's life, e.g., brain activity associated with a given function can be transferred to a different location, the proportion of grey matter can change, and synapses may strengthen or weaken over time making new connections.
At Mission Health, Neuro Rehabilitation is targeted towards exploring Neuroplasticity to its maximum capacity, thus re-wiring the nervous system to re-learn movements, which facilitates the recovery process. This happens with the combination of Robotics & Hands on Rehab.
Neurological Rehabilitation is an individualized, Physiotherapist supervised program designed for people with diseases, injury, or disorders of the nervous system. Neurological rehabilitation can retrain movements, improve function and improve the well-being of the patient. The goal of neurological rehabilitation is to help patient return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving physical, mental & social quality of life.
Neuro Rehabilitation is highly specialized & specific, with evidence based & advanced treatment protocols. We proudly claim as being World’s finest, Asia’s largest and most advanced Neuro Rehabilitation set up. Our Neuro Rehabilitation set up marks launch of India’s first Ability Clinic which strives to re-educate movement and enhance ability in patients with various neurological conditions. In the Ability Clinics we have launched finest combinations of Robotic & other technologies, aiming to give fastest possible recovery to our neurologically impaired patients.
First 3-6 months post neurological insult is crucial for the recovery process and also determines the quality and extent of recovery. But in India and many parts of the globe, most of the patients with neurological disease/injury opt to go home immediately after being discharged from the hospital, without undergoing further rehabilitation. Unfortunately, this decision often leads to slower recovery due to lack of intensive rehab in the early phase post injury and serves as the primary reason for disability among such patients. On the other hand, if these patients choose to undergo Intensive neurorehabilitation, they can experience faster recovery and significantly reduce their overall recovery time as well as the extent of disability.