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Stroke Rehabilitation

A stroke can affect your brain, causing motor control issues, speech issues and cognitive issues.

Each patient has their own unique challenges after suffering a stroke, and some of those challenges will improve with time and specialized rehabilitation. Stroke rehabilitation is designed to help people adjust to and treat the mental and physical effects of stroke, with the goal of regaining their greatest level of independence.

Inpatient Rehabilitation After a Stroke

Good Shepherd’s inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Program offers a highly individualized and multi-disciplinary approach to care in the aftermath of a stroke.

The goal of post stroke rehabilitation is to help you regain your independence by improving your physical, cognitive, social and emotional function.

Good Shepherd’s Stroke Rehabilitation Program, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), specializes in evaluating and treating:

  • Functional impairments that result from stroke, including muscle weakness and difficulty walking, working or performing activities of daily living
  • Speech or language impairments or swallowing disorders
  • Cognitive or linguistic impairments
  • Continence issues

Stroke Rehabilitation Services

Good Shepherd offers a wide variety of services for stroke survivors, including:

  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy 
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech-language therapy 
  • Recreational therapy
  • Neuropsychology 
  • Medication management
  • Orthotics
  • Rehabilitation technology
  • Social Worker services

Care Team

Good Shepherd’s stroke rehabilitation team is led by a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The care team meets on a regular basis to assess your progress and develop or adjust your treatment goals.

  • Physiatrists (doctors who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation)
  • Rehab nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech and language pathologists
  • Dietitians
  • Social workers and chaplains
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Case managers

Treatment Approach

A guiding principle in Good Shepherd’s treatment approach is neuroplasticity, a life-changing concept. Mounting evidence suggests the brain and spinal cord have the ability to “rewire,” which can lead to functional return. Where once there was a permanent cognitive and/or physical deficit after a stroke, now there is hope and the potential for recovery. Good Shepherd is the world’s leading clinical user of the Ekso Bionics exoskeleton, which helps patients who are unable to walk or face difficulty walking.

Stroke Patient Regains His Independence

Two strokes suddenly ripped Mike Recine’s independence away from him.

“Mike is a very strong, independent man, and to see that taken away … was so hard,” said Sue, his wife.

Find out how Mike’s steadily regaining his independence through physical stroke rehabilitation — and using it to get back to his life’s passion.

Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Locations

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network offers stroke rehabilitation for both children and adults at a number of our inpatient hospitals.

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital – Allentown

The Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital is an inpatient rehabilitation unit located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Our patients choose Good Shepherd for inpatient care because of our compassionate, high-quality care and services, matched with the latest advancements in medical science. We offer world-class physical, occupational and speech therapies that are tailored to address your unique rehabilitation needs.

Our team includes highly skilled nurses and therapists who specialize in rehabilitation care, as well as physiatrists, psychologists and other specialists within Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network as needed. We are passionate about helping you get your life back; one step at a time.

For more information, contact the Rehabilitation Hospital’s Admissions team at 610-776-3242.

850 South 5th Street
Allentown, PA 18103

Phone: 1-888-44-REHAB
Fax: 610-776-3502

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Emily Howatt Pliskatt Pediatric Unit

Good Shepherd Pediatrics is the only provider in the region offering inpatient rehabilitation with specialized programs to treat children with complex medical and congenital conditions.

The physicians, nurses and therapists at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Unit provide compassionate rehabilitation care to children up to age 21.

For more information, contact the Pediatric Unit’s Admissions team at 484-788-5492.

2855 Schoenersville Road
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Phone: 610-807-4200
Fax: 610-807-4205

The Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine

The Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine is an inpatient rehabilitation unit of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and managed by GSPP Rehabilitation. 

Our patients choose the Penn Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine for our compassionate, high-quality care and services, matched with the latest advancements in medical science. We offer world-class physical, occupational and speech therapies that are tailored to address your unique rehabilitation needs.

1800 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Phone: 215-893-6570

Good Shepherd-Wayne Memorial Inpatient Rehabilitation Center

If you are an adult who requires specialized rehabilitation care, the expert staff at the Good Shepherd-Wayne Memorial Inpatient Rehabilitation Center can help. Good Shepherd manages this 14-bed, 12,000-square-foot unit, located at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

601 Park Street
Honesdale, PA 18431

Phone: 570-253-8732
Fax: 570-253-8649

Contact Us To Get Started

To inquire about inpatient rehabilitation after a stroke, call our experts at 610-776-3242 or fill out the form below.

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