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Stroke

A stroke can suddenly impair an individual’s ability to do daily activities like walking, thinking and caring for one’s self. Schwab offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient stroke rehabilitation to help stroke survivors reach their goals, resume prior activities and decrease risk of future health problems. Our team of physiatrists, rehabilitation therapists, nurses, psychologists, social workers and case managers works together with patients and families to maximize recovery and engage in community life.

Inpatient and outpatient stroke rehabilitation typically involves a team comprised of:

  • Physiatrist (a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation)
  • Physical, occupational, recreational and speech therapists
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Rehabilitation psychologists, case managers, and social workers

Additionally, stroke survivors benefit from:

  • Smoking cessation program
  • Therapeutic community outings and home visits
  • Support groups
  • Advanced swallowing therapies including VitalStim and X-ray guided studies
  • Stroke education
  • Spasticity management, including chemodenervation
  • On-site wheelchair positioning and seating services
  • Partial weight bearing treadmill training
  • Functional and neuromuscular electrical stimulation
  • Constraint induced movement therapy

Each member of our team of physicians, therapists and nurses has specialized in rehabilitation training. Using state of the art techniques and equipment, and focusing on the goals of each patient we serve, our team partners with patients to achieve high levels of performance.