Neurosurgical rehabilitation

Mark Barisa, Kier Bison, Kelley Beck, Caitlin Reese

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations


Rehabilitation services are commonly utilized when patients have developed physical, functional, or cognitive deficits due to an injury, acquired brain injury, illness, surgical or other medical interventions, or a progressive neurologic or physical disorder. Rehabilitation needs after neurosurgical procedures can vary greatly depending on a number of factors including the condition leading to the need for neurosurgery; the type of neurosurgical procedure and approach used; the location of the brain involved; relative motor, sensory, cognitive, and functional deficits associated with the surgery; additional treatment contributions; comorbid medical issues; and the age and overall health of the patient. This chapter focuses on how to identify and implement appropriate rehabilitation interventions following neurosurgical procedures. This will begin with an overview of the rehabilitation process with specific rehabilitation applications for some common neurosurgical patient populations. The chapter closes with a call for postsurgical rehabilitation protocols to be included in neurosurgical planning and processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeurosurgical Neuropsychology
Subtitle of host publicationThe Practical Application of Neuropsychology in the Neurosurgical Practice
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780128099612
ISBN (Print)9780128099629
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Cerebrovascular accident
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology rehabilitation
  • Postacute rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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