Each year, stroke impacts millions of Americans, and can be a terrifying experience for patients and families. Strokes caused by thrombus, embolus, hemorrhage or other phenomena can have a major impact on an individual’s physical, emotional, work and personal lives. Rehabilitation after a stroke can restore function, confidence and a sense of well-being.
Penn Therapy & Fitness therapists can provide rehabilitation services to manage conditions related to strokes including (but not limited to):
- Ischemic Stroke
- Hemorrhagic Stroke
- Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
- Brain Aneurysm
- Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
- Brain Stem Stroke
- Cerebral Vascular Attack (CVA)
At Penn Therapy & Fitness, we believe physical rehabilitation is a critical part of stroke recovery—a person’s functional limitations after stroke can range from mild to severe. Our team of stroke rehabilitation experts partners with you and your neurologist to help return you to your most productive, rewarding lifestyle. Therapists weave coping strategies, education and practical solutions into a patient’s therapy plan.
Your Penn Therapy & Fitness therapist will work with you to develop a rehabilitation plan that’s right for you, including:
- Compassionate care strategies to help return you to day-to-day function and independence
- Assessment and management of adaptive and assistive technology to promote independence
- Bowel and bladder management
- Spasticity management
- Nutritional management
- Education on prevention of reoccurrence specific to risk factors
Our therapists also work directly with the Penn Stroke Center, a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. As a comprehensive center, patients who have suffered a stroke have access to the most advanced resources available for the treatment of stroke 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Outpatient stroke therapy services are available at the following Penn Therapy & Fitness locations: