Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network is proud to announce the opening of our new Lowell George St. Neuro Clinic! The clinic provides physical, occupational and speech therapy for patients with neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, Strokes and Brain Injuries. This type of therapy helps combat the aftermath effects of these ailments.
Treating neurological disorders requires a very specific type of therapy. The needs of a stroke or brain injury patient are very different from a work or sports injury patient. Therapy for neuro patients reconnects the brain to the physical body. That connection is maintained even after treatment.
This clinic will be the first of its kind in Lowell.
Northeast Rehab specializes in treating neurological disorders. Our outpatient programs are nationally certified by the Joint Commission. In addition, our inpatient stroke and brain injury programs are both nationally certified by The Joint Commission and have earned The Joint Commissions Disease-Specific Care Certification in Stroke and Brian Injury rehabilitation.
“It is important to find therapists that specialize in treating neurological disorders,” said Kristin Soucy, who is in charge of neuro-focused outpatient therapies.
“It is a different skill set than therapists that treat mainly orthopedic or musculoskeletal impairments.
These therapists need to be able to treat musculoskeletal impairments that occur as a result of a neurological condition. As well as movement and cognitive impairments that are seen in patients,” she said.
Patients in the Lowell area have needed this type of service for some time.
“I was blown away from the first day we met you and he’s made more gains here than any other place we’ve been to,” one of our patients said.
“A team, consisting of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists, provide care and specialty services. This care treats impairments and help patients regain movement and independence. We also provide education to patients and caregivers,” Soucy said.
“We’re here to improve your life after a life-altering change. Having been in this field for over 15 years, I think we have the right combination of care, commitment and expertise to help you in that journey,” said Ted Chen, the clinic’s manager.
The longer a stroke, brain injury, or Parkinson’s patient waits to receive therapy, the harder it is to recover from that injury or prevent the disease’s progression. This neuro rehab clinic aims to help some of Lowell’s most at-risk patients regain their mobility and independence.