Our interdisciplinary team works with patients ranging from pediatric (3 months of age and older) to geriatric. We help patients who have a wide variety of neurological conditions, including:
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation

While each treatment plan is customized for the patient’s specific needs, they can expect to have at least three hours of therapy five days per week.

Depending on their diagnosis, patients receive care under one of our carefully designed, fully integrated and accredited programs.

Brain Injury Rehabilitation

The Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center is a nationally recognized brain injury rehabilitation program. Our exceptional, compassionate treatment helps patients and families rebuild their lives. 

Patients who have suffered a traumatic or acquired brain injury may experience difficulty with language, thinking skills, swallowing, movement, balance, getting in and out of bed, walking, dressing, bathing and other daily living skills. These difficulties are directly related to the size and location of the brain injury. 

We treat patients with brain injuries (both open and closed) due to:

  • Trauma
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Infection
  • Tumors
  • Oxygen deprivation (anoxia or hypoxia)
Our compassionate team will provide a thorough evaluation and an individualized treatment plan to address each patient's specific challenges. We also offer educational resources for patients and families. Our goal is to help restore function so that they can continue to work toward their highest level of independence. 

Of course, treatment may continue following discharge, if necessary. We assist patients and families through every step in their recovery.

Stroke Rehabiliation

A stroke can be a life-changing event. We offer an individualized stroke rehabilitation program that combines state-of-the-art therapies with compassionate care — all designed to help patients achieve their potential and regain their quality of life. 

Our team helps patients restore their abilities and independence in areas such as: language, cognitive changes, swallowing, one-sided weakness and inattention, sensory changes, moving in bed, walking, balancing, dressing, bathing and other daily living skills. 

Our therapists work with patients to both restore function and teach new ways of doing things. 

For more information on our comprehensive stroke care, see the Rochester Regional Stroke Center at Unity.

Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation

When patients have a serious medical condition, their body can lose its strength and stamina. The path to recovery often involves rehabilitation to help them move beyond physical weakness. 

Our medical providers coordinate care with our highly trained therapy staff to ensure that patients take a comprehensive approach to return to health and function. We often see patients with:
  • Orthopaedic conditions
    Patients with a fracture, joint replacement or spine surgery may have pain, weakness or difficulty moving in bed, walking or handling daily living skills. Our team works with patients to improve comfort, strength, mobility and function.

  • Spinal cord injury
    Patients may have decreased feeling and movement below the level of injury to the spinal cord. The loss may be partial or complete, depending on the extent and location of the injury. We work with patients to increase strength and function where possible and show them how to compensate or move in new ways when necessary.

  • Limb loss
    Patients who have had an amputation or limb loss may experience some challenges after surgery. They may have difficulty getting in and out of bed, walking, balancing, dressing, bathing and performing other tasks. They may also experience phantom sensations or pain. Therapy can help them regain the ability to walk, move and manage other daily living activities. Our team also provides emotional support and educates them on caring for the residual limb. We can even consult with a prosthetist to initiate the process of getting a prosthesis (artificial limb) if necessary.

  • Neurologic conditions
    The right kind of therapy can address many areas of difficulty and help patients return to normal activities. Our professionals provide treatment for all types of neurologic conditions, including (but not limited to):

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Myelopathy
  • Encephalopathy
  • Tumors

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Golisano Rehabilitation Center offers the only pediatric rehabilitation of its kind in Western New York! We understand the unique needs of children — and their families — and our team is with you every step of the way to recovery. 

Our experienced, caring pediatric rehabilitation team provides consultation and treatment for a wide range of neurological and orthopaedic conditions. Our safe, comfortable, friendly environment is specially designed for children, so that we can provide the emotional and physical support they need as they face the challenges of rehabilitation. A parent or adult caregiver may stay overnight with the child to further support their needs and those of their family. 

Our physicians, neuropsychologists, and our entire therapeutic team work closely with the entire family and the child’s pediatrician to coordinate the specific services that the child needs. We will even work with school districts to provide education and information regarding recommended accommodations as the child prepares to return to school. Our neuropsychologist and therapists can also attend CSE meetings to help facilitate the child’s individual education plan (IEP). 

After discharge, we can continue to work with the school or other therapy providers on the child’s education. Our goal is to ensure that each child has the services they need to function to the best of their abilities at home, in school and in the community.