Stroke and Neuro Rehabilitation
Each year, approximately 795,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot receive the blood it needs and therefore starts to die.
Strokes can cause muscle weakness, sensory loss, visual deficits, nausea and vomiting, changes in speech and swallowing, dizziness, difficulty breathing and gait disorder.
At Edward-Elmhurst Rehab, we have several Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists who specialize in recovery from stroke and address all of these issues to maximize functional independence. Whether the stroke happened 3 weeks or 6 months ago, rehabilitation can significantly help to improve motor control, balance, gait, self-care, speech, and quality of life.
Our therapists specialize in the treatment of all neurological diagnoses, including stroke. Because patients often require multiple therapies, such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, we’ll help coordinate your appointments so you can see all your specialists at your convenience.
What makes us different?
- One-on-one treatments with the same therapist each session
- All treatments provided by a licensed therapist
- Focus on function
- Personalized goal setting
- All three services offered at our Naperville Dynacom Location with individual services offered at other locations
Stroke and neuro services
Our progressive services benefit patients with a variety of conditions, including:
- Balance and gait disorders
- Guillan Barre
- Huntington's Disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Parkinson’s disease
- Vestibular dysfunction
Neurological physical therapy
A stroke often causes muscle weakness and/or loss of sensation in the arm and/or leg opposite the side of the brain affected by the stroke. Physical therapists promote independence with functional mobility through strength and endurance training, facilitation of neuro-motor control and coordination, addressing changes in muscle tone, and gait retraining. Physical therapy can also address pain and help ease challenges of daily routines through corrective and compensatory strategies to decrease task difficulty and improve safety.
Learn about neurological occupational therapy.
Learn about speech therapy after a stroke.
Learn more about our exceptional care for neurological diseases and stroke.