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Why Choose Encompass Health for Stroke Rehabilitation

At Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Washington Regional, 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.

Our Approach to Stroke Rehabilitation Therapies

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:

  • Motor-skill exercises to improve muscle strength and coordination
  • Speech therapy to improve speaking and swallowing
  • 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 as dressing, cooking and driving.

Cognitive activities might include:

  • Therapy can 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 patients relearn signatures, medication management and handling finances

Where Should Stroke Rehabilitation Take Place?

Where you choose to continue your stroke recovery and rehabilitation matters. According to the 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.”**

We Use Advanced Technologies to Treat Patients After Injury or Trauma

When you choose Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a partner of Washington Regional, 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:

  • 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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Together to End Stroke

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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