Speech and Language: Our speech therapy team can evaluate you for changes in your speech or language after a stroke. You may experience slurred speech, known as dysarthria, or you may also suffer from aphasia; which is a language disorder that effects your ability to speak, write, read and listen.
Swallowing: Our trained speech-language pathologists can evaluate your swallowing abilities to provide recommendations for the safest diet as well as provide education on safe swallowing strategies. Swallowing therapy may also be recommended to strengthen your swallowing muscles to allow you to eat safely.
Occupational Therapists will assess the impact of changes in sensation, motor function, coordination, cognition/memory, and visual perception on your ability to manage life tasks, roles, and meaningful activities. The OT team will work to maximize your independence by:
- restore functional skills needed to continue to complete daily tasks
- restore personal self-care and leisure activities
- focus especially on enhancing the abilities of arm and hand function
- improve functional use of the affected upper extremity when completing feeding, dressing, bathing tasks
Our team will work to maximize your independence with walking and reduce the risk of falls. The PT team will most likely utilize High-Intensity Gait Training
, or HIGT. This therapy is proven to fuel quicker more thorough recovery after stroke, leading to further improvements with walking speed, distance, balance and endurance. Details:
Meet our stroke rehabilitation clinicians:
- drive up heart rate safely, helping patients progress further in their abilities post stroke
- helps to retrain the brain to make faster new connections, leading to quicker progress in stroke recovery
- is effective for those who have just sustained a stroke and also those who are several years post stroke
- is beneficial for those who have already had physical therapy following a stroke
- is provided 3-4 days per week for an hour by specialty-trained physical therapists