Neurorehabilitation refers to the process of restoring the functional abilities of individuals suffering from neurological disorders or injuries. It involves a wide range of interventions, from medical treatment to therapy, aimed at helping patients regain physical, cognitive, and emotional abilities. The field of neurorehabilitation encompasses a wide range of neurological conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease, among others. In the past, these conditions were often seen as irreversible, but thanks to advances in rehabilitation techniques, many people are able to regain some or all of their lost abilities. Treatment of patients with neurological injuries or conditions typically involves a team of healthcare professionals, including neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and psychologists. Each member of the team brings a unique set of skills and expertise to the table, allowing for a comprehensive approach to patient care. Neurorehabilitation therapies can take many forms, including physical therapy to improve mobility, occupational therapy to help patients regain independence in daily activities, and speech therapy to address communication difficulties. Additionally, psychological and emotional support is often necessary for patients and their families as they navigate the challenges of neurological disorders. Overall, neurorehabilitation is an essential component of comprehensive neurological care. By providing patients with the tools and support they need to regain independence, we can help individuals with neurological conditions live fuller and more meaningful lives.

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Editor-in-chief: Zheng Jiang, Department of Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: The brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up the nervous system. Together they control all the workings of the body. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood.