Meritus Physical Therapy - Neurological & Vestibular



11110 Medical Campus Rd.
Suite 101
Hagerstown, MD 21742

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Phone: 301-714-4067
Fax: 301-714-4026

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Meritus Physical Therapy - Neurological & Vestibular

About Meritus Physical Therapy - Neurological & Vestibular

Meritus Physical Therapy leads the way in neurological and vestibular rehabilitation by combining hands-on therapy and the use of state-of-the art equipment and assistive technologies to evaluate, test and treat patients for effective and positive outcomes. Common neurological diagnoses seen in this program are stroke, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, alateral sclerosis (ALS) and Guillian-Barre.

Balance or vestibular rehabilitation assists individuals with loss of balance, dizziness, spinning (vertigo), nausea/vomiting associated with movement and frequent falls. A thorough evaluation of the vestibular and neuromuscular system including strength, range of motion, head and eye movements, mobility, coordination, and balance improves patients' functionality and mobility and reduces their risk of falls.

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Aquatic Therapy: Using resistance, buoyancy and warmth of water, patients improve strength, balance and circulation in our multi-depth, heated therapy pool.

Balance Master: Utilizes a dynamic force plate and surround to test the function of visual, somatosensory, and vestibular systems for balance. The system can also look at patients Limits of Stability and Motor Control giving a fuller picture of the patient's balance deficits. New InVision Testing Module allows the therapist to look closer at Perception Time, Gaze Stability, and Acuity with head turning activities. Training can then be tailored to patient using the moveable force plate, surround, and 5-foot force plate, along with the InVision training mode.

Bioness: Wireless technology helps patients regain function of their leg or hand due to central nervous system disorders such as the diagnoses listed above. Bioness L300 Plus is for people living with foot drop and leg muscle weakness. The H200 Hand Rehabilitation System is used for retraining hand grasp and release functionality.

Dynavision: A premier light-training reaction device, used to retrain visual scanning and field of vision as well as hand-eye coordination.

LiteGait: A gait training device that provides proper posture, reduces weight bearing, eliminates concerns for balance, and facilitates the training of coordinated lower extremity movement. LiteGait offers a safe and effective environment to lift patients to stand, balance, and walk which contributes to a sense of accomplishment.

Saebo: A hand and arm orthosis that helps patients suffering from neurological and orthopedic impairments incorporate their hand functionally in therapy and at home. The proprietary tension system extends the patients fingers and thumb following grasping when mild to spasticity is present as well as finger extensors weakness.

Speech Therapy: Our pathologists evaluate and design individualized treatment plans to facilitate swallowing, cognitive dysfunction, speech and voice or language skills to promote functional communication. We also provide SPEAK OUT! Therapy for Parkinson’s disease and provide outpatient modified barium swallow studies.

Stim Bike: Functional Electrical Stimulation cycling creates a patterned movement of the arms or legs, enabling the patients’ muscles to work and perform active cycling even though they may not have volitional control. Cycling is used for retraining arm and leg movement and function.

Services Available

Outpatient Physical Therapy

Outpatient Physical Therapy

Meritus Physical Therapy helps patients overcome health challenges and return to the life and activities they enjoy through our wellness programs and outpatient therapies.

Our skilled therapists develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient, based on a thorough evaluation. Therapists use evidence-based treatment interventions to promote improvement in conditions such as orthopedic injuries, strains, sprains, stroke, traumatic brain injury, amputation, pediatrics issues, vestibular dysfunctions, cancer and hand injuries.

A comprehensive service, Meritus Physical Therapy provides a full range of rehabilitation programs with occupational, physical and speech therapists and social workers. Many of our staff have achieved advanced certifications in hand therapy, orthopedics and brain injury.  Our facilities include state-of-the-art equipment and a heated indoor pool for aquatic therapy. 

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