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Stroke Rehabilitation

An intensive rehabilitation therapy program focused on building strength and relearning critical skills is one on the most important parts of the stroke recovery process. ​​​​​​At SSM Health, our stroke rehabilitation program aims to help you overcome the damage caused by stroke to improve function, so you can regain your independence.

Common Problems After Stroke

The effects of stoke vary in both severity and permanence, depending on which brain cells have been damaged and the body's ability to repair the blood supply to the brain. 

A stroke may be accompanied by a variety of problems, including:

  • Difficulty speaking​
  • Inability to walk
  • Loss of memory
  • Balance problems
  • Impaired use of extremities on both sides of the body
  • Impaired use of one side of the body

Your rehabilitation program should start as soon as possible after a stroke. Your doctor will determine when you are stable enough to start therapy and will refer you for the services you need.

Your SSM Health therapy team may include a variety of specialists, including physical therapists, speech therapists, or occupational therapists. We are committed to helping you recover as much as possible. Find a location near you today and then contact us to learn more about how our team can support you in your recovery.

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