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Stroke Rehab Program

Improving function and independence for stroke survivors

Recovering from a stroke can present a wide range of challenges. St. Luke’s Stroke Rehab Program treats adults who are facing these challenges. Our team helps each stroke survivor and their family find workable solutions to any physical and emotional difficulty they may be facing.

Types of difficulties we can help with include:

  • Weakness or paresis
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Decreased balance/instability
  • Decreased ability to coordinate movement
  • Decreased ability to feel
  • Touch
  • Pain
  • Position
  • Loss of bowel and bladder function
  • Problems understanding and using language
  • Problems with thinking and memory
  • Emotional disturbances

Program services:

  • Therapy provided by a multidisciplinary team, including:
    • SaeboFlex, which assists with relearning to use the affected upper extremity
    • VitalStim®, which assists with relearning to swallow
    • Neuro-Developmental Treatment, a specialized approach for treating hemiplegia
  • Health management, including nutrition, skin, bowel and bladder problems, and self-medication administration programs
  • Mobility training
  • Activities of daily living training (bathing, grooming, eating, cooking, etc.)
  • Adaptive equipment assessments
  • Cognitive retraining (memory, problem solving, reasoning, etc.)
  • Psychological support for patient and family
  • Community reentry
  • Patient and family education
  • Discharge planning

For more information and admission questions, contact St. Luke's Case Coordinator at 218.249.5351.

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