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Neurodegenerative Disease Programs

Neurorehabilitation is a necessary component of healthcare for persons with neurodegenerative diseases.

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
  • West Nile virus
  • Multiple system atrophy and olivopontine cerebellar atrophy
  • Polymyositis/dermatomyositis
  • 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. 

Challenges Faced by Those with Neurodegenerative Disease

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

Rehabilitation for Neurodegenerative Disease

We provide collaborative, integrated care, clinical expertise, a continuum of care for all levels of abilities and evidence-based, cutting edge interventions in our Neurodegenerative Disease Programs.

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

See our directory of admitting physicians or find spasticity specialists, post-polio doctors, interventional pain specialists, neurologists and pain management doctors.

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.

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.

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Make a Referral

Use the information below to make a referral to inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation for neurodegenerative diseases at TIRR Memorial Hermann. Not a medical professional? Contact us online or call us at 1 (800) 44-REHAB (73422).

TIRR Memorial Hermann Inpatient Rehabilitation

For inpatient referrals to TIRR Memorial Hermann, call the Admissions department at (713) 797-5942 or toll free at 1 (800) 44-REHAB (73422). Referrals may be made by patients, family members, physicians, social workers, case managers or discharge planners.

Our admissions team works closely with referring hospitals during the initial stages of illness to ensure a timely admission. Nurse liaisons, admissions nurses and admissions coordinators assist in the referral and admission process. Faxed referrals are also accepted at (713) 797-5988. 

Location

TIRR Memorial Hermann (Main Campus)
1333 Moursund
Houston, TX 77030

TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation

Locations

TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation at the Kirby Glen Center
2455 S. Braeswood
Houston, TX 77030

For appointments:
1-800- 44-REHAB (73422)

(713) 797-5942
Fax: (713) 797-5988

TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation at Memorial City
929B Gessner, Suite 108
Houston, TX 77024

For appointments:

1-800- 44-REHAB (73422)

(713) 797-5942
Fax: (713) 797-5988

TIRR Memorial Hermann Outpatient Rehabilitation at Northwest
1635 North Loop West
Houston, TX 77008

For appointments:

1-800- 44-REHAB (73422)

(713) 797-5942
Fax: (713) 797-5988

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.