Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological Rehabilitation

Our Neurological Rehabilitation specialists, which includes both Occupations and Physical Therapists, will evaluate the patient’s function, identify the relevant impairments and work with the patient to develop an individualized treatment plan utilizing evidence-based intervention to improve functional mobility and the ability to complete functional activities.


Physical and Occupational therapists have expertise in improving safety and independence in the following areas:

  • Basic Self-Care
  • Gait
  • Bed Mobility
  • Transfers
  • Executive Functions (household management, work, driving)

Common Diagnoses Treated

    Strokes (Acute or Chronic) – they affect each patient differently, but common symptoms include weakness, coordination problems, abnormal muscle tone, cognitive changes, visual deficits, dizziness/vertigo and/or balance problems. Therapy is a vital part of the recovery process for many stroke survivors and has been proven effective in improving:

    • Balance and walking ability (Cochrane review, 2014)
    • Blood flow to the brain
    • Memory
    • Functional ability’s in daily actives (Legg et al., 2007)
    • Focal deficits
    • Upper extremity functions (Ebrsr, 2016)
    • Visual functions (Ebrsr, 2016)

    Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)/Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) – TBIs can range from mild concussions to severe and functionally devastating head injuries. While most patients recover quickly from mild concussions, those with persistent symptoms often find themselves struggling to return to their normal activities. Therapy by our Occupational and Physical Therapists may improve:

    • Concentration/attention
    • Problem-solving
    • Memory
    • Impulse control
    • Balance problems

    Multiple Sclerosis – patients with MS experience a variety of symptoms that can greatly impair their ability to function independently. Occupational and Physical therapy can maximize function and reduce the risk of falls by improving:

    • Weakness
    • Stiffness
    • Dizziness
    • Fatigue
    • Visual problems

    Parkinson’s Disease – people with Parkinson’s may have tremors, postural instability, bradykinesia, rigidity, and cognitive changes that make it difficulty move and complete daily tasks. Occupational and Physical therapy can be effective in improving functional independence with activities of daily living by improving:

    • Balance
    • Gait speed
    • Reaching abilities
    • Cognitive deficits
    • Use of adaptive equipment

    Neurocognitive Decline

At Kitsap Physical Therapy, we have 5 therapists who are certified and trained in evidence-based protocols for neurological rehabilitation.

Martha Devereaux PT, DPT, C/NDT, CI (Bainbridge Island)

Nicholas Martinez PT, DPT (Bainbridge Island)

Jen Edwards PT, DPT, CSRS, AIB-VR/Con (Bremerton)

Erin Sullivan Jackson MS, OTR/L, CSRS, AIB-VR/Con (Bremerton)

Monica Hurst PT, DPT (Kingston)

Megan Milyard OT/L, OTD, AIB-VR/Con (Poulsbo – NKMC)

Jackie Gfeller PT, DPT, GC, AIB-VR/Con (Poulsbo – Village)

Jarel Bakke PT, DPT, GC, AIB-VR/Con (Silverdale)

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945 Hildebrand Ln NE #220
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 842-6288
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2500 Cherry Ave #203
Bremerton, WA 98310
(360) 792-1015
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Kingston Clinic
26001 Barber Cut Off Rd NE #C-1
Kingston, WA 98346
(360) 297-7050
(360) 297-7502
Port Orchard Clinic
1880 Pottery Ave #100
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 895-9090
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20730 Bond Rd NE #150
Poulsbo, WA 98370
(360) 779-3764
(360) 779-9740
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19319 7th Ave NE #108
Poulsbo, WA 98370
(360) 779-3777
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2400 NW Myhre Rd #102
Silverdale, WA 98383
(360) 613-1834
(360) 613-2716
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