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Neurorecovery Clinic

The UCSF Neurorecovery Clinic provides evaluation and treatment for individuals recovering from or adapting to acquired neurologic injuries (those that are not congenital or genetic). These neurologic injuries include concussions and other traumatic brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, and anoxic brain injuries (resulting from a period of insufficient oxygen), as well as those resulting from nervous system infection or inflammation.

Our patient care team includes neurologists, a nurse practitioner, and therapists with expertise in physical and occupational therapy for neurological disorders and speech-language pathology. We provide comprehensive consultations, with the goal of optimizing recovery and rehabilitation for a wide range of conditions. Together, we care for patients throughout the recovery journey, from hospital to home. Our team also works closely with the UCSF Sports Concussion Program and UCSF Neurovascular Disease and Stroke Center.

The Neurorecovery Clinic's Spasticity and Motor Recovery Program is dedicated to helping patients regain movement and function. Techniques for spasticity management include botulinum toxin injections and intrathecal baclofen pump therapy (which uses an implanted device to deliver a muscle relaxant) in conjunction with the UCSF Neurosurgery Clinic.

Many evaluations, including consultations with multiple specialists, can be conducted via telehealth appointments on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

For a list of services that serve patients with neurological issues, please see our Neurorecovery Resource Guide.

We are part of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences.

Doctor referral required

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    Patient studies recruiting participants

    The UCSF Neurorecovery Clinic participates in many collaborative and innovative research initiatives aiming to improve the diagnosis and care of patients with neurologic injuries. Many are seeking participants age 18 and older.

    Concussion recovery with headset: UCSF is collaborating with University of California, Berkeley, in a study testing digital signals from a noninvasive headset device in student athletes age 18 or older who have been diagnosed with concussions. Supported by the Pac12 Student-Athlete Health & Well-Being Initiative, the study aims to improve concussion diagnosis and recovery. Call (415) 514-2100 for more information.

    Motor recovery after stroke: UCSF is collaborating with doctors at UC Berkeley’s Hybrid Systems LaboratoryUCSF Biomagnetic Imaging Lab and others, in a study to predict how much recovery a patient will experience after a stroke causing new arm weakness. Researchers will collect information using noninvasive tools from participants age 18 and over about brain activity and the biomechanics of arm movement in an effort to develop tailored rehabilitation plans. Contact Tullia Lieb for more information about this study, supported by the Weill Neurohub Next Great Ideas Program.

    Language recovery after stroke: In collaboration withUC Berkeley’s Aphasia Recovery Lab UCSF is studying the neural mechanisms of language recovery after stroke. Supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, the study involves using new neuroimaging techniques to understand patterns of language recovery experienced by individuals with aphasia — or loss of language — following stroke. Interested participants age 18 and older can fill out a form on the Recovery Lab’s website.

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    ECoG BMI for Motor and Speech Control

    The primary endpoint of this study is to determine the incidence of treatment-emergent adverse events associated with the ECoG-based interface

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    Hand Rehabilitation Study for Stroke Patients

    Ability to fractionate movement can be assessed by asking the patient to move one segment in isolation and keep other, adjacent segments still.

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    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • usnews-neurology

      Best in the U.S. in neurology & neurosurgery

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    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    International Services

    If you live outside the United States and are coming to UCSF for medical treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreting Services

    UCSF offers interpreters in various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), as well as services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired patients.

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    Zion.

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    Related clinics

    Neurosurgery Clinic

    400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Stroke Clinic

    400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Sports Concussion Program

    1500 Owens St., Second Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    Our research initiatives

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      UCSF Department of Neurology Research

      The UCSF Department of Neurology conducts research to improve understanding of neurological disorders, with the goals of finding better treatments and methods of prevention.

    Recommended reading

    Neurorecovery Resource Guide

    Find information and services for patients, families and caregivers dealing with neurological issues such as stroke and traumatic brain injury.

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