Neurologic Rehabilitation

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) offers specialized rehabilitation services for those living with both simple and complex neurologic disorders and those recovering from a brain or spinal injury. Our experienced team of therapists will customize a plan to help restore you to your highest possible level of cognitive and physical function and mobility. We work with you to create an ongoing plan of wellness to maximize your highest level of overall health and function at a rehab location close to home.

Our team of 46 neuro-based experts includes physical, occupational and speech and language pathologists who work together to ensure that you reach your potential.

 LVHN neurologic rehabilitation experts treat a variety of diagnoses, including (but not limited to): 

Our specialized team is focused on providing individualized evidence-based care. Dedicated to clinical excellence, our neurologic rehabilitation team is staffed with board-certified clinical specialists in neurologycertified brain-injury specialists and certified vestibular specialists.  

Using simple everyday movements to improve your ability to perform daily activities or function more independently, our neurological rehab team has the knowledge and skill to meet your needs. Our therapists’ expertise, partnered with specialized programs and state-of-the-art equipment, helps patients achieve optimum functionality, mobility and independence.

  • PWR! Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery: PWR is a comprehensive program that integrates the latest research on Parkinson’s disease and rehabilitation, exercise and wellness. This program is shown to reduce symptoms, restore function and improve quality of life for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
  • BITS: A large touchscreen and interactive display provides opportunities to improve vision, balance and hand eye coordination through different interactive activities.
  • Wheelchair clinic: Our multidisciplinary team will assist you throughout the process to ensure proper fitting, delivery and training in the use and care of your wheelchair. We provide comprehensive assessments for both manual wheelchairs and power wheelchairs.
  • Frenzel goggles: This is a device worn on the face that allows therapists to view eye movements on a video screen. It enlarges the images of the eyes, giving therapists the ability to assess irregular eye movements and determine the cause of dizziness.
  • Equitest: The SMART EquiTest system is the gold standard in balance assessment. The Equitest is a device used to assess which of three areas of your body is impaired and could be contributing to dizziness or balance deficits.
  • STISIM M4000 driving simulator: This simulator provides an opportunity for patients to get behind the wheel and practice driving through a virtual reality experience that includes a practice car with a steering wheel and working pedals. This simulator assists in providing advanced driving assessments, rehabilitation and training programs all while tracking driver progress.
  • Dynavision: A large board with lights and buttons that helps to address how the brain and the  eyes work together. It is used frequently after a concussion.
  • VitalStim Therapy: VitalStim helps treat dysphasia disorders (difficulty swallowing).
  • Armeo: Self-initiated arm and hand training. By providing arm weight-support, the Armeo encourages patients to achieve a higher number of arm and hand movements based on specific therapy goals.
  • Bioness H200/L300: These hand and leg units are used to increase hand/leg function, increase or maintain range of motion, reduce muscle spasms, prevent muscle loss, re-educate muscles and increase blood circulation.
  • Virtualis: A virtual reality system that therapists can use to evaluate, assess and treat a variety of patient diagnoses and symptoms.
  • Vector: This harness system keeps the patient safe and able to stand upright when they are not able to stand on their own.
  • GAITRite: This device includes a mat with sensors that collect data on a variety of areas related to walking quality.
  • LiteGait: A body weight support treadmill with a harness system that keeps the person safe and able to stand upright.
  • AlterG: A treadmill that fills with air to make walking or running less stressful on the ankles, knees and hips.
  • Tobii Dynavox eye gaze system: A computer system that can be controlled through only eye movements for those with weakness in their arms, legs and voice muscles.
  • Augmentative Communication Clinic: This clinic provides evaluation and training in the selection and use of alternative communication methods with specialized equipment.

Throughout the rehabilitation process, we encourage caregivers and family members to engage in the sessions whenever possible and to continue to support and promote the patient’s progress while at home.