InpatOccNeuroMedPhysical therapists evaluate and treat patients who have problems with coordination, motor function, balance or endurance because of a neurological illness or injury. Patients who are admitted with head or spinal cord injuries are often extremely limited in their ability to move. The goal of therapy is to maximize function to allow the patient to be transferred to an appropriate rehabilitation center for further physical therapy. Some patients, upon discharge, are able to return home and receive physical therapy there or as an outpatient at a private facility.