Stroke Prevention and Rehabilitation

April 28, 2021

We know that stroke is the number four cause of death in the United States.

As a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Ayanna S. Kersey-McMullen, DO, MSPH, sees the impact stroke has on quality of life, mobility, speech, cognition and general wellness among both inpatient and outpatient populations.

Focusing on overall function and health, physiatrists develop individualized plans to support stroke prevention and rehabilitation by combining wellness, therapy and physiatry.

How Integrative Wellness Can Help Prevent First and Subsequent Strokes

  • Thorough lifestyle assessment and physical exam
  • Identifying modifiable risk factors
  • Appropriate exercise
  • Partnering with primary physicians to control chronic metabolic conditions through lifestyle management

Individualized Rehabilitation After Stroke

  • Functional impairments
  • Speech/language deficits and swallowing disorders
  • Cognitive or linguistic difficulties
  • Incontinence
  • Lifestyle management – diet and exercise
  • Spasticity management
  • Bracing, assistive devices and wheelchair clinic

The Good Shepherd Physician Group is here to support you in all aspects of stroke prevention and rehabilitation. To refer a patient to Dr. Kersey-McMullen, call 610-776-3278.