Neurological rehabilitation in northern Virginia

Reston Hospital Center's neurological rehabilitation program helps patients recover from spine and brain tumors, traumas, neurological emergencies as well as neurological disorders and injuries. With your help, our multispecialty team creates a personalized rehabilitation strategy to help you regain as much skill and independence as possible.

For more information about our neurological rehabilitation program, please call our inpatient admissions team (703) 949-9650.

After a neurological surgery or emergency, such as a cerebrovascular accident (stroke), your neurological rehab regimen will begin in our Inpatient Rehabilitation Center, a unit with 18 private rooms. This new unit is designed to be a safe and comfortable environment, providing the latest in rehabilitation equipment and amenities.

Our Inpatient Rehabilitation Center gym is equipped with state-of-the-art recovery equipment, and we also offer private treatment rooms for patients needing less stimulation during therapy

Our neurological rehabilitation program

Depending on your treatment plan, your inpatient rehabilitation may include:

  • Physical therapy (physiotherapy)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech language therapy
  • Certified rehabilitation nurse assistance
  • Case management

Neurological rehab focuses on:

  • Optimizing the ability to perform basic self-care tasks
  • Improving independence with bowel and bladder management
  • Increasing mobility skills, either by walking and/or using a wheelchair
  • Increasing independence with moving from one surface to another (such as bed to wheelchair, wheelchair to toilet or chair to standing)
  • Increasing general strength, endurance and coordination
  • Improving communication (aphasia) techniques
  • Increasing safety awareness
  • Improving swallowing ability (dysphagia)
  • Improving problem solving, memory and other cognitive skills
  • Facilitating a smooth transition home or to the next level of care

Before you leave the hospital, our team will identify your neurological care needs and make sure you and your family have the right resources to continue to support your recovery.

Stroke rehabilitation

A stroke occurs when there is interrupted blood flow in the brain, and insufficient blood flow in the brain can cause brain tissue to die—affecting function. Our expert team provides fast, life-saving stroke care, and we begin stroke rehabilitation as soon as possible to help you recover as fully as possible.

Brain injury recovery

Depending on the type of brain injury sustained, a patient may require rehabilitation to regain lost skills, senses or functions. The purpose of brain injury rehabilitation is to help patients regain independence and function.

Spinal cord injury recovery

A spinal cord injury may require spine surgery, traction and medication, but rehabilitation is also an important element of the comprehensive treatment plan. Spinal cord rehabilitation helps patients regain mobility, independence and control once the spinal cord injury is stabilized.

We provide rehabilitation for all types of spinal cord injuries and conditions, including:

  • Recovery from spinal surgeries, such as laminectomies, tumor removal and later effects of spinal cord injuries
  • Spinal cord conditions, such as spinal muscle atrophy, quadriplegia, paraplegia and spondylosis/stenosis
  • Spinal viruses, such as traverse myelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, encephalitis and polio
  • Congenital (present at birth) abnormalities, such as spina bifida or cerebral palsy

Neurological rehab admissions

If you believe that you or someone you know may benefit from our advanced neurological rehabilitation program at Reston Hospital, please call our inpatient rehabilitation admissions team at (703) 949-9650.

A member of our team will conduct a free evaluation to determine if our program is a good fit for your recovery.