Neurological/Neuromuscular Rehabilitation

Neurological and Neuromuscular conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Guillain Barre and others can cause a wide variety of symptoms in patients such as speaking difficulties, loss of balance, problems with walking, and weakness of the arms and legs. Patients with these conditions can experience an exacerbation of their condition as a result of a common illness and may need intensive rehabilitation to regain function and independence. The team of providers at Owensboro Health Regional Rehabilitation Center encourages patients to begin rehabilitation as soon as their physician feels they are ready.

Special Services Available for Patients

The Regional Rehabilitation Center offers both the NESS H200® Wireless Hand Rehabilitation System and the Ness L300® Foot Drop System from Bioness Inc. for patients experiencing upper and lower-extremity paralysis.

The NESS H200® is programmed by your therapist to stimulate the appropriate nerves and muscles of your forearm and hand. This helps to reeducate electrical brain signals, stimulating weak or paralyzed muscles.

The system also:

  • Increases hand function
  • Increases or maintains hand range of motion
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Prevents muscle loss
  • Reeducates muscles
  • Increases blood circulation

The NESS L300® Foot Drop System is designed to help patients with certain neurological conditions walk more naturally, with increased speed and improved balance. The L300’s advanced technology delivers programmed, low-level electrical stimulation to activate nerves and muscles that lift the foot, giving you the mobility to step back into life.

By the Numbers FY19

Neurological Conditions

Patients Treated: 33 
Average Age: 65.5 
Average Length of Stay: 9.8 days 
Average number of therapy hours daily: 3.3 hours 
Discharge Home/ Community: 79%

Guillain Barre

Patients Treated: 3 
Average Age: 38.7
Average Length of Stay: 12.3 days 
Average number of therapy hours daily: 3.1 hours 
Discharge Home/ Community: 100%

Patient Experience FY19

Our patients rank us in the top 10% of Rehab Facilities

  • Nurse communication with patient and families
  • Doctor communication with patients and families
  • Preparation for discharge and care at home
  • Overall safety

Quality Measures

Download the Medicare Functional Quality Measures Report (PDF)