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.