Neuromedical Program

Nexus Specialty Hospital’s Neurospecialty Program is a unique program that offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment approach for individuals with acquired brain injuries and other neurological conditions. Services are individualized according to the nature of the patient's initial injury and current medical and rehabilitative needs. The Neurospecialty Program is part of the Nexus Health Systems NeuroContinuum that offers a complete spectrum of neurospecialty services for patients with neurological injuries. It is the only program in the country that serves as a seamless rehabilitative path for those patients recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

Services include:

  • Early Mobilization
  • Spasticity Management
  • Functional living skills training
  • Neurocognitive therapy
  • Psychosocial and behavioral therapy

 Approach to Treatment

Nationally recognized physicians lead the treatment team with specialties in neurology and psychiatry. The program also works in conjunction with the other programs at Nexus Specialty Hospital to address all areas of need for the patient.

In a close-knit environment, our team treats patients with neurological impairments within a wide range of acuity with the opportunity to observe small changes that translate into improved independence and functional outcomes. A variety of outcome tools are used according to patient need, such as the disorders of consciousness scale, disability rating scale, aggression scale, post traumatic amnesia scale, functional assessment of verbal reasoning and executive strategies tool, and functional assessment of communication skills.

Weekly treatment plans are developed by the physician-led treatment team to ensure all individual goals are incorporated into the medical management and rehabilitation of the patient. Clinical modalities performed by physical, occupational, speech, and neuro/psychology services may include individual and/or group sessions to improve cognition, communication, mood and physical rehabilitation.

Our group sessions are designed to incorporate individual communication, cognition, and physical objectives into programming activities. Programming is scheduled from 9am to 3pm to supplement traditional therapy sessions. Programming groups develop attention, concentration, organizational skills, memory skills, problem solving, and reasoning skills. Patients learn strategies while participating in groups that include activities such as gardening, projects, games, and chef group.

To refer a patient to Nexus Specialty Hospital, you may call the Admission Department at (713) 482-3307.