The American Stroke Association reports that more than 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, that is, on average, one person every 40 seconds. Stroke is the third leading cause of disability in the United States.
The damage a stroke causes is different for every person. What is the same for all stroke survivors is the need for rehabilitation. The rehabilitation process is the most essential step in recovery. Rehabilitation won't reverse the effects of a stroke, rather it allows you to relearn and redefine how to live after a stroke, and regain independent living.
Your physiatrist will work with the treatment team to design a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs following a stroke including physical, communication, emotional, and behavioral changes and challenges. Treatment includes physical, occupational and speech therapy, audiology, counseling, support groups, and patient and family education.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (248) 893-3200.