Borgess Neuro Rehab Program
1521 Gull Rd. 3 West
Kalamazoo, MI 49048 |

Our Specialists

Our experienced professionals are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

Igor Kaps, MD Igor Kaps, MD
A board-certified neurologist, Dr. Kaps is the medical director of the Borgess Neuro Rehabilitation Program.  He graduated with a medical degree from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, as well as completed residency training in neurology at University of Kentucky Medical Center and a fellowship in neuro rehabilitation at Cornell University’s Burke Rehabilitation Hospital.

Our rehabilitation services are delivered by an experienced team that includes:

  • Nurses- rehabilitation nurses will care for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  They are responsible for administering medications and treatments, providing patients and family members with education, and helping you add therapy skills into your daily activities.
  • Occupational therapists- occupational therapists will instruct you in self-care, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, eating and home management.  This may also include an evaluation to recommend equipment to help you be successful at home.
  • Physical therapists- physical therapists will work with you to strengthen weakened muscles, improve coordination and balance, and develop walking and wheelchair skills if needed.
  • Speech-language therapists- speech-language therapists assist patients who are having difficulty with speech, reading comprehension, problem solving, written expression, memory skills and swallowing difficulties.  They are trained in the use of VitalStim® techniques to improve swallowing function.
  • Social workers- the social worker is your program manager- the link between your rehabilitation team and your family or friends.  This professional will update you and your family regarding your progress, and assist you with discharge plans
  • Neuropsychologists- neuropsychologists are available when the team believes these services are needed.  These professionals can provide consultation and counseling in the areas of thinking, emotional adjustment and treatment planning.
  • Recreational therapist- the recreational therapist helps you develop a range of activities that match your physical needs and abilities, as well as your personal interests.  One-on-one and group activities, along with community outings, will allow you to practice some of the skills you’ve learned in rehabilitation.
  • Spiritual care staff- these staff members are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to talk about spiritual matters.  At your request, your nurse can arrange this service for you.