Stroke Rehabilitation 

The goal of the Stroke Rehabilitation Program is to help individuals relearn skills lost due to a stroke.  The goal is to achieve the highest level of independence and improve quality of life. To help meet your recovery goals, a multidisciplinary approach is used to individualize treatment based on the unique needs of each patient. Your team may include:

Physical Therapy (PT) - Helps achieve maximal motor control and strength for walking and balance.

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Helps to relearn functional hand and arm to manage daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, writing or cooking. They can also address safety issues in your home by suggesting changes or proper home equipment, and they can help with cognitive organizational tasks.

Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)Assesses for cognitive and communication difficulties and can help regain lost abilities in speaking, listening, writing and comprehension.  It can also improve the ability to swallow.

Specialized equipment and therapy available

  • LiteGait is a body weight support system used with or without a treadmill. The LiteGait frees the therapist to observe gait patterns and make manual adjustments in limb placement, weight shift, walking symmetry and gait timing while keeping the patient in a fall-free environment.
  • Bioness L300 is an electrical stimulation system that activates muscles of the ankle that have been affected by stroke. This functional electrical stimulation is used to assist with drop foot while walking.
  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) is a hands-on treatment approach used by physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists. The approach was developed to enhance function of those having difficulties in controlling movement resulting from neurological dysfunction
  • Vital Stim is an external neuromuscular electrical stimulation system that is used to stimulate inactive or weak swallowing muscles in patients with dysphagia (difficulty swallowing).

Stroke rehabilitation is offered at the Cary Grossman Health & Wellness Center.

For more information call (561) 263-5775.