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Why Choose Encompass Health for Stroke Rehabilitation

We know the effects of a stroke are as unique as the individual. We also know that many conditions experienced after a stroke can improve with specialized rehabilitation. As you consider your options for recovery from stroke, explore what makes our hospitals exceptional: An unparalleled expertise in rehabilitation, the most innovative therapies and technologies and an expert team of compassionate caregivers dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

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Our Approach to Stroke Rehabilitation

When it comes to caring for stroke survivors, our experts know success lies in compassionate, specialized care including:

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Physical, occupational and speech therapy

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24-hour nursing care

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Regular physician visits*

*This hospital provides access to independent physicians.


What's Included in Your Stroke Therapy

By combining speech, occupational and physical therapy, your team of therapists will work with you on achieving your unique goals.

Physical activities include:

  • Motor-skill exercises to improve muscle strength and coordination.
  • Speech therapy to improve speaking and swallowing.
  • Mobility aid training for using a walker, canes, wheelchair or ankle brace.
  • Spasticity therapy uses exercises to ease muscle tension and help you regain fuller range of motion.
  • Activities of daily living allow patients to practice daily household and lifestyle tasks such dressing, cooking and driving.

Cognitive activities might include:

  • Therapy to help you with lost cognitive abilities, such as memory, processing, problem-solving, social skills, judgment and safety awareness.
  • Therapy to help you regain lost abilities in listening, writing and comprehension.
  • Activities of daily living exercises to help you relearn signatures, medication management and handling finances.

Together to End Stroke

Encompass Health is a national sponsor of the American Stroke Association’s Together to End Stroke initiatives. By working together, we can show how stroke is treatable, beatable and preventable.

According to the adult stroke rehabilitation guidelines released by the American Heart Association, whenever possible, stroke patients should be treated at an in-patient rehabilitation facility rather than a skilled nursing facility.

"While at an in-patient rehabilitation facility, a patient participates in at least three hours of rehabilitation a day from physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. Nurses are continuously available and doctors typically visit daily. An in-patient rehabilitation facility may be a free-standing facility or a separate unit of a hospital." (SOURCE: AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, INC.)

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We Use Advanced Technologies to Treat Patients After Injury or Trauma

When you choose Encompass Health, you gain access to cutting-edge technologies designed to help you reach your goals. Our therapy gyms are well-equipped with technology that helps with:

  • Mobility
  • Balance and fall prevention
  • Driving
  • Speech and language delays
  • Increasing independence in activities of daily living
  • Ambulation with and without prosthesis
  • Blood circulation
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Swallowing
  • Walking
  • Sensory training
  • Memory and cognition

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Our Nationwide Network

With locations across the U.S., we provide more options for care.

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