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At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona, we know the effects of a stroke are as unique as the individual. We also know that many conditions experienced after a stroke may improve with specialized rehabilitation. As you consider your options for recovery from stroke, explore what makes our hospital 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.
By combining speech, occupational and physical therapy, our team of therapists will work with you to achieve your unique goals.
What's Included in Your Stroke Therapy?
Physical activities might include:
Cognitive activities might include:
Where you choose to continue your stroke recovery and rehabilitation matters. According to the 2016 adult stroke rehabilitation guidelines released by the American Heart Association, whenever possible, stroke patients should be treated at an inpatient rehabilitation facility rather than a skilled nursing facility.
“While at an inpatient rehabilitation facility, a patient participates in at least three hours of rehabilitation a day from physical, occupational and speech therapists. Nurses are continuously available and doctors typically visit daily. An inpatient rehabilitation facility may be a free-standing facility or a separate unit of a hospital.”**
When you choose Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona, you gain access to cutting-edge technologies designed to help you reach your fullest potential. Our therapy gyms are well-equipped with technology that helps with:
As a part of Encompass Health’s national network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, we are a proud sponsor of the American Stroke Association’s Together to End Stroke initiative. By working together, we can show how stroke is treatable, beatable and preventable. Our stroke experts nationwide worked with the American Stroke Association to develop this “Life after Stroke” guide to support those recovering from a stroke.
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We deliver connected care and superior outcomes through our state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospital.