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Neuromuscular Rehab & Balance Center
The Neuromuscular Rehab and Balance Center is the only service of its kind in this region. Our programs offer
education, specialized rehabilitation and wellness programs for persons with neuromuscular disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and anyone at risk for falls.
Our therapy programs increase mobility, balance and strength leading to improved independence and a better quality of life. Specially trained and certified therapists create an individualized plan and work one-on-one with each person. Therapies include physical, occupational, speech and aquatic.
Our new facility gives you a safe, controlled environment to exercise with a highly-trained staff. We use state-of-the-art equipment such as body weight supported treadmill systems, Biodex balance training, BSDI fitness assessment and training, and the GAITRite® training system for walking.
Our wellness component is comprised of a continuous exercise program that offers an individualized initial assessment by a wellness specialist, and a follow-up assessment every six months. Each person works with a fitness specialist to establish an exercise and wellness program tailored to the individual.
We also offer educational programs throughout the year on topics such as nutrition, medical management, home safety and fall prevention.
Our research at the Neuromuscular Rehab and Balance Center suggests that Parkinson’s disease patients who participate in a specialized rehabilitation and wellness program demonstrate significant improvements in gait speed, balance measures, balance confidence, functional mobility, fine motor skills and quality of life. Our research was published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease in September 2013 and presented at the 2013 World Parkinson Congress, an international research conference in Montreal, Canada.
SAMC's Rehabilitation Services provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services including physical, speech and occupational therapy to patients who have disabilities due to an accident or injury, stroke, amputation, or other physical illness.
SAMC's outpatient rehabilitation services are now located approximately one mile south of the hospital, at 1480 Ross Clark Circle.
Handwriting made easy is a program developed to provide children with necessary skills to improve handwriting. This program was developed by a registered occupational therapist and has been used to enhance children's performance in handwriting skills nationwide. This program teaches developmental skills for handwriting and teaches a developmental progression of handwriting skills.