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Neurological Disease

Proven Neurological Expertise

The same expertise that makes Methodist Rehabilitation Center the best place to recover from a stroke, brain or spinal cord injury also makes MRC a first choice for those seeking treatment for a variety of neurological diseases and disorders.

Through our NeuroRehabilitation services, we treat patients—from teenagers to adults—who have neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome and West Nile virus poliomyelitis.

Services are available through inpatient hospital stays, and our physicians also provide follow-up treatment for rehabilitation-related needs through our outpatient clinic located on the hospital’s second floor and through Methodist Physical Medicine in Flowood.  Therapy also is available at Methodist Outpatient Therapy in Flowood and Ridgeland.

West Nile patients in particular benefit from Methodist Rehab’s expertise as our researchers were the first in the world to report a link between West Nile virus and poliomyelitis.

Our Team

A board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician leads our team that includes nurse practitioners, certified rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, respiratory therapists, therapeutic recreation specialists, dieticians, pharmacists, case managers, social workers, neuropsychologists, biomedical engineers, orthotists and assistive technology and robotic equipment specialists.

We also encourage referring physicians to remain involved in the patient’s care, and we consult other medical specialists as needed. Family members also are included in therapy and educational sessions.

Our Services

A typical treatment schedule includes occupational, physical, speech, respiratory and recreational therapy. When not in therapy, patients are under the care of our nursing team, many of whom are Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses. They help promote independence by reinforcing skills learned in therapy and by providing education on a variety of rehab topics.

Family members are always welcome to be part of the process and are encouraged to take advantage of group support and educational opportunities.

Issues typically addressed during the recovery process include:

  • Cognitive, Emotional and Behavioral Needs
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Mobility
  • Respiratory Function
  • Communication/Cognition
  • Spasticity Management
  • Nutrition/Swallowing
  • Skin Health
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Assistive Technology Needs
  • Community Reintegration

What Sets Us Apart?

  • We group patients by injury type, which gives our staff focused expertise and allows patients and their families to benefit from peer support.
  • We equip our therapy gym and patient rooms with the latest equipment and technology designed to enhance recovery.
  • We employ the largest number of Neuro Clinical Specialists and Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses in Mississippi.
  • We give patients the opportunity to benefit from clinical trials and other research through our Center for Neuroscience and Neurological Recovery.
  • We have a nationally recognized spasticity management program to help patients overcome this frequent side effect of brain and spinal cord injury.
  • We offer evaluations and guidance for the selection of wheelchairs, environmental control units, adaptive computer equipment and other assistive technology via the expertise of specially certified therapists.
  • We evaluate the abilities of patients with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and stroke in our Motion Analysis Laboratory, one of only a few such labs in the nation.
  • We provide treadmill gait training and robot-assisted walking therapy, which can help patients make significant gains in their walking ability. 
  • We offer innovative rehab technologies, including electrical stimulation devices that address foot drop, hand and leg weakness and swallowing disorders. 
  • We provide lifelong care through an extensive network of outpatient clinics and community services, including Methodist Physical Medicine, Methodist Outpatient Therapy and our Quest community reintegration program.
  • We offer patients the opportunity to participate in recreational and community reintegration activities. 
  • We give patients priority access to our two accessible apartment complexes and our long-term, residential care facility. 

Contact Us

Methodist Rehabilitation Center

1350 East Woodrow Wilson Drive

Jackson, MS 39216

601-981-2611 or toll-free 1-800-223-6672

Admissions and Referrals - 601-364-3477