Memorial Health University Medical Center has an award-winning stroke program. After initial emergency treatment to stop the stroke, people may need physical, occupational, and/or speech and language therapy. Our outpatient stroke recovery process might include some or all of the following:

  • Therapies for improving strength, endurance, mobility, ambulation, and activities of daily living
  • Perceptual evaluation and training, memory improvement, and problem solving
  • Recreational therapy
  • Bowel and bladder therapy
  • Strengthening and conditioning exercises in our pool
  • Overcoming or compensating for speech and language difficulties
  • Barium swallow studies and X-rays as needed
  • Treatment of swallowing disorders
  • Psychological counseling to help in understanding and adjusting to physical and emotional change
  • Family conferences, involvement, and counseling
  • Referral to vocational rehabilitation services
  • Referral to our driving evaluation and retraining program
  • Home assessments to recommend adaptive equipment and placement of ramps and railings
  • Home exercise program