Recovery and Stroke Rehabilitation

Sub-acute Rehabilitation

The Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Jupiter Medical Center offers rehabilitation to patients who were hospitalized and are ready to leave the hospital setting but are not yet ready to go home. Patients can go directly from the hospital to the Center and immediately begin rehabilitative therapy to overcome any residual effects from the stroke.

The best way to overcome a stroke is to immediately begin a rehabilitation program to improve function. As a result, the stroke survivor can become as independent as possible by preserving dignity and motivating the survivor to relearn basic skills that the stroke may have taken away, such as eating, dressing and walking.

Physical, occupational and speech-language therapists on staff at the Center create individually-tailored rehabilitation programs to teach stroke survivors how to live with the changes the stroke may have caused to their brain and body, and to help them adjust to living within their own home and community.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

The Cary Grossman Health & Wellness Center provides outpatient services that can help bring back quality of life and independence after a stroke. Once the sub-acute phase of rehabilitation has been completed therapy can be continued on an outpatient basis at the Center.

Specialty Services include:

Aquatic Therapy/Exercise

Aquatic therapy is physical therapy that is performed in the water using the resistance of the water instead of weights. Water can support weak muscles, while enhancing the flexibility and range of motion. The goal of aquatic therapy is to maintain strength, condition and improve overall function.

Water therapy exercise programs can include a variety of treatments that can be specifically designed to provide relief for stroke patients. The Cary Grossman Health & Wellness Center features highly-skilled, specially trained therapists and the northern county’s only full-size, indoor, heated swimming pool equipped with a hydraulic lift and a variety of professional aquatic equipment to meet your physical and occupational therapy needs.

Bioness L300

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 foot drop while walking.

Cognitive Training

Cognitive training is used by speech therapists and occupational therapists to improve an individual’s ability to function after a brain injury or other neurological event, such as a stroke. The exercises are used as a tool to help achieve targeted therapeutic goals, such as enhancing self-esteem, training frustration tolerance, and developing problem solving strategies.

LiteGait

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 free-fall environment.

Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)

NDT is a hands on treatment approach used by physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists. The approach was developed to enhance the function of those having difficulties in controlling movement resulting from neurological dysfunction.

VitalStim® Therapy

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, may occur after a stroke or other cerebral vascular accident. Very few treatment options have been available until recently, and most have not been very effective. VitalStim therapy is a safe and effective treatment for patients with dysphagia.

This therapy is designed to help swallowing through the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). Electrical stimulation is used to aid muscle strengthening to rehabilitate the swallow.