Neurological Disorders

Scott's story

Scott Crockett, a Missouri farmer, husband and father of three, contracted Guillain-Barre syndrome in November 2013. The disorder caused his immune system to attack his nerves, taking away his ability to walk. Over months of therapy at Madonna, Scott regained his mobility, first using a wheelchair and eventually walking with the help of a walker.  


Madonna’s Neurological Program provides rehabilitation for patients with disorders that affect their body’s nervous system, helping them participate in their life roles at home or in community settings for as long as possible.

This includes diagnoses like Guillain Barre syndrome, multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), Parkinson’s disease and development disabilities like cerebral palsy or autism, as well as polyneuropathies and other neurological disorders, such as transverse myelitis and ataxias.

On-Site Care

Each patient's care is directed by a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine and rehabilitation) and/or a physician with specialization in internal medicine. Specialized care is also available for a variety of associated conditions as needed.

Madonna customizes physical and occupational therapies to meet the needs of the patient and their diagnosis.  Areas of focus can range from activities of daily living (ADLs), strength, mobility, spasticity management, transfers, locomotion, seating and positioning, and instruction in adaptive strategies for self-care, mobility and energy conservation.

Madonna's speech-language pathologists regularly work with patients whose illness or injury impacts their ability to communicate or swallow.  

Program Highlights

Rehabilitation for patients with neurological conditions includes other specialized services that promote regaining the highest level of independence: 

Awards and Accreditations

View a list of awards and accreditations that demonstrate our commitment to providing the best quality of care for our patients.  

State-of-the-art Technology

As a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, Madonna has some of the most advanced rehabilitation technology available.

Neurological Online Resources

The amount of information available about neurological disorders can be overwhelming. Madonna coordinates with national and local organizations to help patients find the most helpful online resources.