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Stroke Rehabilitation


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 this patient-centered program is to restore you to your highest potential of physical, cognitive, social and emotional function through the use of leading technology and hands-on therapy.

The 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

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. In fact, 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.

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Contact Us To Get Started

For more information on Good Shepherd’s Stroke Rehabilitation Program, call our experts at 610-776-3242 or fill out the form below.

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