Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation Center

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Unparalleled Rehabilitation Services

Norton Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to rehabilitating adults with neurological or spine injuries and disorders.

Our highly trained therapists use state-of-the-art technology and collaborate closely with referring physicians. We provide comprehensive physical, occupational and speech therapies to meet our patients’ unique needs.

We provide rehabilitation services for patients recovering from stroke or living with brain tumors, brain injuries, spine disorders and injuries, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. We also serve patients with Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and movement disorders.

Progress Through Advanced Technology

The experienced providers at Norton Neurosciences & Spine Rehabilitation Center use state-of-the-art equipment and specialized programs developed exclusively for neurological and spine rehabilitation.

Our patients have access to some of the most advanced technology available to help with balance, muscle strength, independent mobility and more. Our specialized rehabilitation equipment includes:

  • Body weight support training systems (Lokomat by Hocoma; TheraStride by Innoventor)
  • Functional electronic stimulation bikes
  • Wheelchair assessment tools
  • Gait assessment tools
  • Advanced foot drop systems


The Lokomat system is a treadmill with robotic technology that helps patients make walking movements while a harness relieves them of body weight. The innovative tool can help patients with severe paralysis or movement disorders.

The Lokomat can improve mobility for patients who have had a stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, or are living with multiple sclerosis or other neurological conditions. Our Lokomat system is one of only 70 in use nationwide and the only one in the Louisville area.

Our therapists and clinicians can assess progress by recording precise data about each patient’s progress. This allows our therapeutic specialists and the patient’s physician to track progress more accurately and adjust therapy if necessary.

Center for Independent Living

Norton Healthcare’s Center for Independent Living serves adults and children who need assistance with wheelchair positioning, mobility and function. Our wheelchair seating and positioning services can help new wheelchair users build a customized manual or power wheelchair. We also can modify an existing system to improve comfort and postural stability, and reduce fatigue.

Collaboration, Compassion and State-of-the-Art Care

  • Our therapists and clinicians will work in collaboration with your physician to ensure you receive the best care possible. Your entire medical team will be aware of your therapy and progress.
  • We blend comprehensive multidisciplinary care, research and services with compassion, hope and healing for the whole patient.
  • A patient navigator can help you coordinate our comprehensive care and support services for yourself and your family.
  • The Center for Independent Living uses advanced tools to optimize wheelchair positioning, mobility and function.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free MyNortonChart account.

Care That’s Focused on You

It’s part of Norton Neuroscience Institute’s goal to care for the whole person, not just the condition.

  • Dedicated patient navigators can help schedule follow-up appointments, coordinate prescription assistance, create customized diet plans and provide guidance on disability benefits, housing, financial and employment concerns, and more.
  • Patients can access support groups, exercise classes and other educational events to connect with others and learn how to make the most of life while managing a neurologic condition.
  • Access an on-demand video library of educational content across a variety of condition-related topics is available.
  • We want to help prevent illness. Get help quitting smoking, and learn the signs of stroke.

A Louisville Leader in Neurological Care

More patients from Louisville and Southern Indiana seek their neurology and neurosurgery care from Norton Neuroscience Institute’s nationally recognized specialists than any other providers in the area.

Your Norton Neuroscience Institute medical provider has the expertise, experience, diagnostic tools and sophisticated treatments to provide care tailored to your needs.

  • More than 130 medical, surgical and research specialists are dedicated to providing innovative care to those with brain, spine and nervous system conditions.
  • Advanced, minimally invasive neurosurgery equipment can speed your recovery and minimize pain.
  • Multidisciplinary clinics provide easy access to care in one convenient appointment for your neurologic condition, with specialists in oncology, cardiology, orthopedics and behavioral health.
  • Norton Healthcare’s four adult-service hospitals in Louisville are certified by DNV, recognizing excellence and expertise in stroke care.
    • Norton Brownsboro Hospital is recognized as a Comprehensive Stroke Center.
    • Norton Audubon Hospital and Norton Hospital are Primary Stroke Centers.
    • Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital is an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute is at the forefront of neuroscientific research. As investigators on numerous trials, our physicians contribute to groundbreaking studies and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Also, patients may be eligible to take part in these experimental treatments.
    Learn more about current neuroscience clinical trials and studies.
  • The American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines stroke care program has recognized all four of Norton Healthcare’s adult service-hospitals in Louisville for exceeding national averages in getting patients in the door and administering lifesaving treatment to restore blood flow to the brain.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute’s multiple sclerosis (MS) program has been designated a Center for Comprehensive MS Care by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  • The National Association of Epilepsy Centers has recognized Norton Neuroscience Institute Comprehensive Epilepsy Center as a level 4 center, providing the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.
  • Norton Hospital’s neurosurgical intensive care unit is recognized with a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
  • Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center navigators help educate patients and their families about new diagnoses, available treatments and ways to manage their disease.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions, get an alert if an earlier appointment becomes available, and more anytime from a computer or mobile device with a free Norton MyChart account.

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