Neurological rehabilitation treats patients presenting deficiencies, incapacities or disabilities caused by an ailment of either the central or peripheral nervous system.
Brain damage can regularly lead to impairments and incapacities of various degrees in areas such as motor functions, sensitivity and superior brain functions, such as reasoning, memory, communication.
Reduction or healing of these impairments needs many weeks, or even months of rehabilitation. This long-term care will allow the patient to recover a certain amount of independence, whether it be in day-to day activities or in their social life as a whole.
In the case where both physical and intellectual functions are completely recovered, the patient can even re-integrate his previous professional activity. To reach this objective, the neurological rehabilitation calls on various therapeutic collaborators in the care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, neuropsychology, music therapy, and professional rehabilitation fields. The work done by these diverse collaborators is supported by the social services and a leisure and entertaiments department whose main task is to re-integrate the patient into the appropriate life style depending on the degree of recovery and their physical and mental abilities.
On a medical level, the neurological rehabilitation department also covers all the aspects of neurophysiological investigation. The paramedical occupational therapy and, the leisure and entertainments departments along with the social services work closely together with the neurological rehabilitation department.
This close connection was wished for due to the importance of these paramedical services in the caring process of brain damaged patients.