The Neuromuscular Rehab and Balance Center is the only service of its kind in this region. Our programs offer  9299NeuromuscularBalanceCtr310x153education, 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. Please call 334-712-3726 for more information.

 

Rehabilitation

Our therapy programs increase mobility, balance and strength leading to improved independence and a better quality of life. Specially trained and certified NeuroMuscularBalanceTable 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.

Wellness

Our wellness component is comprised of a continuous exercise program that offers an individualized initial assessment by NeuromuscularWalking 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.

Education

We also offer educational programs throughout the year on topics such as nutrition, medical management, home safety and fall prevention.

Research

Our research at the Neuromuscular Rehab and Balance Center suggests that Parkinson’s disease patients who participate in a specialized rehabilitation NeuromuscularReaching 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.

Post-mastectomy lymphedema can occur in the arms and legs. It is a fluid produced by your body's4930PostMastectomyAndLymphedema lymphatic system to fight infection. If the lymph vessels that carry the fluid are missing, impaired, damaged or removed, an abnormal amount of fluid can collect in the tissues of the affected area causing the tissue to swell and become abnormally large. It interferes with wound healing and provides and environment for bacteria to grow which can result in an infection if left untreated. The most effective treatment for lymphedema, which can be done through Occupational Therapy, is complete decongestive physiotherapy. This is a non-invasive, painless technique consisting of manual lymph drainage, exercise, compressive therapy and skin care.

SAMC offers a variety of outpatient rehabilitation services performed by physical therapists, 5424OutpatientRehabBldgoccupational therapists, speech therapists and prosthetists/orthotists. Rehab services include rehabilitation for neurological and orthopedic problems, pediatrics, lymphedema care, low vision, ADL retraining, urinary incontinence, functional capacity evaluations, vestibular disorders, pain management, bariatric wellness, arthritis, swallowing, feeding and cognitive re-training.
SAMC's outpatient rehabilitation facility is located at 1480 Ross Clark Circle, approximately one mile south of the medical center. For more information, please call 334-712-3726.