Neurorehabilitation is a necessary component of healthcare for persons with neurodegenerative diseases. We provide collaborative, integrated care, clinical expertise, a continuum of care for all levels of abilities and evidence-based, cutting edge interventions in our Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Program.

TIRR Memorial Hermann sets the standard of excellence in the rehabilitation of persons with neurodegenerative diseases such as: multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy, post-polio syndrome, arthritis, burn rehabilitation, west nile virus, multiple system atrophy and olivopontine cerebellar atrophy, polymyositis/dermatomyositis and other neuropathies and myopathies.

We apply our rehabilitation skills and knowledge in the comprehensive assessment and management of patients at every stage of their illness, including acute and chronic neurodegenerative diseases.

Neurodegenerative Diseases We Treat

TIRR Memorial Hermann sets the standard of excellence in the rehabilitation of persons with neurodegenerative diseases such as:

What Makes the Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Program Unique?

Program Features

The Neurodegenerative Disease Programs at TIRR Memorial Hermann offer a continuum of care for all levels of abilities, evidence-based, cutting edge interventions and support for patients, families and caregivers.

Continuum of Care for All Levels of Abilities

TIRR Memorial Hermann offers the continuum of care, including, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, community reintegration program and a community-based physical activity and recovery program. We provide care at every phase of the patient’s illness. Our interventions are based on each person's individualized needs, focusing on improvement in functional activities that will maximize the patient's quality of life.

Evidence-Based, Cutting Edge Interventions

TIRR Memorial Hermann provides the most current, state of the art, evidence-based interventions through effective and innovative neurorehabilitation interventions. Specially trained clinicians are up-to-date on the latest medical modalities for patients with neurodegenerative diseases.

Support for Patients, Families and Caregivers

TIRR Memorial Hermann recognizes that the patients, families and caregivers face emotional challenges. Support groups and education are offered to give patients and families the tools and skills to meet their immediate needs and also prepare for future needs.

Doctors and Clinical Expertise

Clinicians at TIRR Memorial Hermann are specially trained to address issues including:

  • Physical abilities
  • Fatigue management
  • Emotional adjustment
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Cognitive strategies, including memory and problem-solving skills needed for optimal independence

We provide a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s rehabilitation potential and customized, individualized programs to address a wide range of symptoms and diagnoses. Our expert clinicians provide education, support, empowerment, and assist persons with functioning as independently as possible.

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment

In addition, TIRR Memorial Hermann is one of the few organizations that have clinicians trained in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-LOUD) an innovative and effective technique for improving voice volume by retraining patients on the level of effort needed to produce sound and LSVT-BIG, an intensive whole body amplitude-based training protocol for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Collaborative, Integrated Care

An interdisciplinary team of experts will be working closely with the patients and their families and caregivers to foster improved quality of life and maximize positive patient outcomes. This program promotes close collaboration with all members of the team and work closely with physicians to ensure patients receive the most appropriate management of their illness.

What Are Some of the Challenges Faced by Those With Neurodegenerative Diseases?

Patients with neurodegenerative diseases may face one of the following challenges limiting participation in important life roles in the home, school, work, volunteer and community settings:

  • Functional activity limitations such as walking difficulties
  • Physical impairments such as weakness, sensory disturbances, decreased balance and coordination
  • Deconditioning
  • Fatigue
  • Involuntary movements
  • Visual changes
  • Vertigo
  • Pain
  • Diminished oral and motor skills
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Cognitive impairments including decreased memory, processing speed and problem-solving skills
  • Safety concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Support needed for integration into daily life, the home and the community

Download the Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Fact Sheet

For more information about the TIRR Memorial Hermann Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Program, download our fact sheet:

Patient Stories

  • Oscar Rangel

    Oscar Rangel: Guillain-Barré Therapy

    August 6, 2013

    Leaving work one day, Oscar noticed his vision was strained in one eye. Over the next few days, Oscar lost vision in one eye and the ability to swallow and stand. He was admitted to a hospital and diagnosed with Guillain-Barré, a rare nervous system disorder that results from nerve damage ...

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