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Comprehensive Neurological Rehabilitation

Physical and Neurological

Restorative Therapy

Ask us about our Teletherapy Services in multiple states for cognitive remedial therapy!

Your nervous system impacts your entire body;

your therapy sessions should address the entire body.

Occupational Therapy is the only outpatient rehab that combines mobility, strength, and cognition to ensure all areas of concern are being addressed by one integrative therapy provider.

Consider a world where one therapy team at one of two locations could treat all of your concerns. Imagine building trust and rapport with a restorative therapy team trained in physical rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, cognitive rehabilitation, and social communication and word-finding rehabilitation so that you no longer need to worry about logistics or redundant plans of care. Your questions are finally answered and you feel safe with a team who is passionate about using science to maximize your control over every area of function.

Allow our neurological rehab specialists to work with you, one-on-one, 2-5 times per week and take back control of your life and function. 

What sets Buffalo Occupational Therapy Apart?

Experienced in

Neurological Care

The practitioners at Buffalo Occupational Therapy are neurological-based providers. This means that you can be seen by a practitioner who’s clinical practice and research have been focused on neurological rehabilitation each and every day. You deserve a therapy team that knows the most current research on your neurological and movement-related condition. Neurological rehabilitation requires intimate knowledge of brain anatomy and mechanisms of neuroplasticity.   

One-on-One Attention 

Never be 1 of 3 people being seen by one therapist or be given exercises while the therapist writes their notes. We are believe in client-centered and client-focused treatments. 

Individual Treatment Plans

Treatment plans that will meet your needs, accomplish your desired outcomes, restore your hope, and find healing through the rehabilitation process.

Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological Rehabilitation requires one-on-one, research-based, and tailored treatments specifically for your brain and diagnosis. We know how important your function, movement, and memory are to you, and we want you to feel confident when chosing your long-term rehabilitation provider.

“When you know how to work with your body and see what it is capable of accomplishing, you know there is hope to maintain control of your life while seeing results…regardless of your diagnosis. That is the BOT difference. We know science. We know the research. We know how to work with the entire body. But, most importantly, we never lose hope for our patients and their loved ones. There are always answers, and we will do life with you to help you find them.”

Occupational Therapy is crucial in every setting, every diagnosis, every pain presentation, and all aspects of aging, whether you are 25 or 105.

Progressive Neurological Diagnoses

Progressive Neurological Disorders

Diagnoses

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury*
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Corticalbasal Ganglionic Degeneration
  • Brain Stem Disorders
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy 
  • Progressive demyelinating disorders of CNS and PNS

 

Approach to Progressive Neurological Disorders

 +  All practitioners are required to research current best practices for health management, maintenance, and restorative potential/techniques for all progressive neurological diagnoses on caseload (this requirement sets Buffalo Occupational Therapy apart from other outpatient clinics.

+  Buffalo Occupational Therapy becomes your long-term functional managers able to stage and/or track changes in progressive disorders. This allows us to provide early intervention during periods of decline in order to remain and maintain your highest level of function.

+  Your providers will always have a current comprehensive profile and timeline to help them provide the best, most accurate interventions. A comprehensive profile includes cognition, balance, lower body and upper body strength, neuromuscular communication, and functional performance. (Measures taken every 6weeks to annually depending on the diagnosis and progression).

+  Each patient is on a ‘team’ overseen by a single director to ensure the patient develops a relationship and rapport with all therapy providers interacting with them.

+  Treatments are one-on-one and comprehensive (mobility + cognition+ emotional/behavioral health)

+  Approach to treatment is both restorative to maximize whole body system function and compensatory allowing you to adapt to changes as they happen to increase and maintain independence.

 

 

Complex Conditions & Multiple Diagnoses

Primary Diagnoses combined with 2 or more underlying conditions

Those who have complex medical histories and multiple conditions should seek rehabilitation from clinics who are trained to know, research, and be mindful of how these underlying conditions will impact your ability to achieve good results. All of your medications, lifestyle elements, and diagnoses impact your ability to heal! If your therapist does not have time to work one-on-one with you and research the details of your case, this can greatly impact your results leading to months of therapy feeling like you are getting worse or stalled. 

 

Examples of secondary diagnoses that greatly impact restorative potential:

  • Diabetes Type 1 or 2
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • History of concussion or TBI
  • Gout
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • History of falls
  • Impaired vision
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Post- COVID
  • Immunological Conditions
  • Autonomic Dysfunction
  • 2+ major diagnoses

 

Balance Disorders, Vestibular Dysfunction, Visual Perception Deficits

Impairments

  • Decreased stability and agility 
  • Dizziness & Light-headedness  
  • Gait and Functional Ambulation deficits
  • Poor posture 
  • Visual perception and depth perception deficits
  • Visuomotor deficits
  • Sitting or Standing balance deficits

 

Cognitive Therapy & Executive Function Performance Deficits

Impairments addressed in Cognitive Therapy

  • Multi-tasking deficits
  • Working memory deficits
  • Alternating or Dividing attention difficulties
  • Difficulty remembering names and faces
  • Difficulties with organization and sequencing
  • Decreased cognitive endurance and increased brain Fog
  • Disorientation to time, place, self

 

Approach to Cognitive Therapy

 + Occupational Therapists have been trained extensively on neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and restorative mechanisms of healing for each area of the brain. OT also have mastered the ability to leverage neuroplasticity and neural redundancies in the brain to improve executive function and cognitive endurance through activity-based interventions. 

+  Occupational Therapy is the only profession that can address dual tasking deficits from mild to severe. Many individuals do not have noticeable cognitive deficits nor do they have balance/motor deficits, but when they combine the two, actions become more difficult. For example, you may be able to decide you want to go to the store and you also may be able to walk out the door without any problems. If you have dual tasking deficits, the struggle begins when you need to also remember where you put your keys or what items you need at the store. Occupational Therapy helps improve this function. You don’t just need to compensate for it! 

+  Your neurologists will always have a current comprehensive profile and timeline to help them provide the best, most accurate interventions. A comprehensive profile includes cognition, balance, lower body and upper body strength, neuromuscular communication, and functional performance. (Measures taken every 6 weeks to annually depending on the diagnosis and progression). (If applicable)

+  Each patient is on a ‘team’ overseen by a single director to ensure the patient develops a relationship and rapport with all therapy providers interacting with them.

+  Treatments are one-on-one and comprehensive so that we can focus on you and see the small details that may change the plan of care. This allows us to find the root or source of disruption and address those specific needs. Seeing a therapist who is working with multiple patients at once, focusing on writing notes while treating you, or unable to provide hands-on techniques may be barriers to your success. 

+  Use tasks and activities that address 12+ areas of executive function based on the part of the brain that has been injured 

+ Learn more of how we treat these conditions by visiting our blog and browsing our website. You can also reach out to us with questions.

 

Neurological Traumas : Acquired Brain Injuries 

Diagnoses

  • Stroke Recovery
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury 
  • Essential Tremor
  • Seizure Disoders
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephelus
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome

 

Approach to Neurological Traumas

+  All practitioners are required to research current best practices for health management, maintenance, and restorative potential/techniques for all progressive neurological diagnoses on caseload (this requirement sets Buffalo Occupational Therapy apart from other outpatient clinics.

+  Buffalo Occupational Therapy becomes your long-term functional managers able to stage and/or track changes in progressive disorders (if applicable). This allows us to provide early intervention during periods of decline in order to remain and maintain your highest level of function.

+  Your providers will always have a current comprehensive profile and timeline to help them provide the best, most accurate interventions. A comprehensive profile includes cognition, balance, lower body and upper body strength, neuromuscular communication, and functional performance. (Measures taken every 6 weeks to annually depending on the diagnosis and progression). (If applicable)

+  Each patient is on a ‘team’ overseen by a single director to ensure the patient develops a relationship and rapport with all therapy providers interacting with them.

+  Treatments are one-on-one and comprehensive so that we can focus on you and see the small details that may change the plan of care. This allows us to find the root or source of disruption and address those specific needs. Seeing a therapist who is working with multiple patients at once, focusing on writing notes while treating you, or unable to provide hands-on techniques may be barriers to your success. 

+  Approach to treatment is both restorative to maximize whole body system function and adaptive allowing you to adapt to changes as they happen to increase and maintain independence. Lifestyle changes and modifications of the way you are moving is just as important as hands-on manual therapy and therapeutic exercise! 

+  All practitioners practice movement-based and least restrictive motor learning neurological rehabilitation. We use the body to heal the body and limit our use of external tools. Based on best practices, using interventions that leverage neural plasticity like Brunnstrom Movement Approach, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Metronome Training, Neurodevelopmental Techniques, and more, Buffalo Occupational Therapy is able to see  promising outcomes.  

 

+ Learn more of how we treat these conditions by visiting our blog and browsing our website. You can also reach out to us with questions.

 

Peripheral Nervous System Disorders

Diagnoses

  • Small fiber Polyneuropathy
  • Guillain Barre
  • Miositis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Cubital Tunnel
  • Radial Tunnel
  • Cervicalgia
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Lumbalgia
  • Sciatica
  • peroneal nerve injury
  • Drop foot
  • and more

 

Approach to Peripheral Nervous System Dysfunction

+  All practitioners are required to research current best practices for health management, maintenance, and restorative potential/techniques for all progressive neurological diagnoses on caseload (this requirement sets Buffalo Occupational Therapy apart from other outpatient clinics.

+  Buffalo Occupational Therapy becomes your long-term functional managers able to stage and/or track changes in progressive disorders (if applicable). This allows us to provide early intervention during periods of decline in order to remain and maintain your highest level of function.

+  Your providers will always have a current comprehensive profile and timeline to help them provide the best, most accurate interventions. A comprehensive profile includes cognition, balance, lower body and upper body strength, neuromuscular communication, and functional performance. (Measures taken every 6 weeks to annually depending on the diagnosis and progression). (If applicable)

+  Each patient is on a ‘team’ overseen by a single director to ensure the patient develops a relationship and rapport with all therapy providers interacting with them.

+  Treatments are one-on-one and comprehensive so that we can focus on you and see the small details that may change the plan of care. This allows us to find the root or source of disruption and address those specific needs. Seeing a therapist who is working with multiple patients at once, focusing on writing notes while treating you, or unable to provide hands-on techniques may be barriers to your success. 

+  Approach to treatment is both restorative to maximize whole body system function and adaptive allowing you to adapt to changes as they happen to increase and maintain independence. Lifestyle changes and modifications of the way you are moving is just as important as hands-on manual therapy and therapeutic exercise! 

 

+ Learn more of how we treat these conditions by visiting our blog and browsing our website. You can also reach out to us with questions.

 

Post-Covid Syndrome and Long Covid Rehabilitation

Symptoms that are addressed through Multi-System Rehabilitation 

 

  • Dyspnea (Trouble breathing) – during activity
  • Generalized weakness of upper and lower body
  • Joint Pain
  • Sleeping impairments or difficulties
  • Low endurance for activity
  • Balance impairments or dizziness
  • Cognitive changes 
  • Increased brain fog when doing sustained activity
  • Decreased ability to multi-task
  • Increased forgetfulness
  • Decreased working and short term memory

 

Approach to Long Covid and Post-Covid Syndrome

General information:

  • We studied and practiced in each symptom and how it impacts the human body (both physical and neurological approaches)
  • We have been treating people with Long Covid and Post-Covid Syndrome since 2020.
  • We have seen trends and patterns as well as remains up to date with current research on Covid-related symptoms
  • We are reliable and accessible in two locations as well as teltherapy

 

+  All practitioners are required to research current best practices for health management, maintenance, and restorative potential/techniques for all progressive neurological diagnoses on caseload (this requirement sets Buffalo Occupational Therapy apart from other outpatient clinics.

+  Buffalo Occupational Therapy becomes your long-term functional managers able to stage and/or track changes in progressive disorders (if applicable). 

+  Your providers will always have a current comprehensive profile and timeline to help them provide the best, most accurate interventions. A comprehensive profile includes cognition, balance, lower body and upper body strength, neuromuscular communication, and functional performance. (Measures taken every 6 weeks to annually depending on the diagnosis and progression). 

+  Each patient is on a ‘team’ overseen by a single director to ensure the patient develops a relationship and rapport with all therapy providers interacting with them.

+  Treatments are one-on-one and comprehensive so that we can focus on you and see the small details that may change the plan of care. This allows us to find the root or source of disruption and address those specific needs. Seeing a therapist who is working with multiple patients at once, focusing on writing notes while treating you, or unable to provide hands-on techniques may be barriers to your success. 

+  Approach to treatment is both restorative to maximize whole body system function and adaptive allowing you to adapt to changes as they happen to increase and maintain independence. Lifestyle changes and modifications of the way you are moving is just as important as hands-on manual therapy and therapeutic exercise! 

+ Learn more of how we treat these conditions by visiting our blog and browsing our website. You can also reach out to us with questions.