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Outpatient Services

Neurological Outpatient Therapy Services

We offer comprehensive outpatient therapy specialized for patients with neurological injuries. Examples of patient diagnosis include stroke, brain injury (including concussion), guillain-barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis, ALS, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s Disease, neurological changes that occur as a result of cancer, and other neurological injuries. Services include physical, occupational, speech, recreational therapies, and nutritional services. Our therapists have extensive training in working with people with neurological injuries. We have state-of-the-art equipment designed to maximize clinical outcomes, including VitalStim for swallowing disorders, Interactive Metronome, Bioness (functional electrical stimulation), Lite Gait (body weight support system that assists in walking), aquatic therapy (access to two pools, depending on patient needs), driving assessment and training program, and heavy duty equipment for bariatric patients.

Therapists have certifications in the following:

  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment
  • VitalStim Swallowing Therapy
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)
  • Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) for communication devices and wheelchair seating systems
  • Driver’s Training (see information below)
  • Bioness L300 and H200 Functional Electrical Stimulation
  • Integrative Restoration (iRest)

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment or need more information, please call 208.489.4799.

Outpatient Brain Injury Program

For those needing a more comprehensive program, Elks Rehab Hospital offers the Outpatient Brain Injury Program. We offer a specialized interdisciplinary treatment approach for patients who have experienced a neurological injury that affects their functioning. The program is designed to meet the needs of children, adolescents, and adults as well as families. After initial evaluations, all patients receive an individualized treatment plan. We emphasize the reintegration of patients back to their communities, including home, school and work.

Patients and families work with a designated team of rehabilitation specialists who exclusively treat the neurological population. The team can consist of: physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapists as well as nutritionists, social workers, neuropsychologists and physiatrists (rehabilitation doctors). All members of the therapy treatment team are nationally Certified Brain Injury Specialists (CBIS).

Our Outpatient Brain Injury Program has been serving patients/families/referring physicians since 1987 and is known throughout the community as the premier provider of rehabilitation. Both Inpatient and Outpatient brain injury programs were the first in Idaho to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Because of our program’s longevity, we have been successful in establishing a strong working relationship with school districts, universities and employers throughout Idaho.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment or need more information, please call our Outpatient Neurological Program Manager at 208.489.4785.

Elks Driving Program

Need some help getting ready to drive? Occupational Therapists with special training in Driver's Rehab can provide the following resources:

  • Pre-driving Assessment: We assess visual/perceptual skills along with cognitive and motor response skills. This will assist in determining how you will react on the road.
  • On-Road Driving Evaluation: This evaluation is done on a pre-determined basis. Therapists will take you on a special route to assess your skills and provide you with feedback. We will also make suggestions for vehicle modification.
  • Driver's Training: Once the evaluation and recommendations are made, you may be able to proceed with training. Therapists will help you refine your driving skills so you will be safe and successful.

Requirements: A Doctor's order for clinical driving evaluation and a current driving permit or license.

Please fax Driving Evaluation Referrals to 208.489.4052

Reimbursement: Private pay, school district, Vocational Rehabilitation and some insurances.