Programs for Regaining Independence & Improving Quality of Life
The goal of the Stroke Rehabilitation Program is to help individuals relearn
skills lost due to 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