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Stroke Rehabilitation

Patients who are admitted to Upper Valley Medical Center with symptoms of a stroke may receive acute care services through physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech therapy.

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Symptoms of stroke may include numbness, weakness often on one side, confusion, vision problems, slurred speech, trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, and loss of coordination.

Acute Care Services

Patients who are admitted to Upper Valley Medical Center with symptoms of a stroke may receive acute care services through physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech therapy.

Post-Acute Services

Post-acute services may include inpatient rehabilitation, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation and outpatient single-service physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech therapy.

Stroke rehabilitation is most effective when the patient, family, and rehabilitation staff work together as a team.

Individuals who have suffered a stroke can benefit from services offered by our stroke rehabilitation program including:

  • Activities of daily living
  • Cognitive (thinking) retraining
  • Communication (aphasia training)
  • Community re-integration
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing – a speech therapist performs a motion X-ray study to assess a patient’s swallow and safety with eating)
  • Eating/swallowing (dysphagia training)
  • Education and support
  • Equipment and training
  • Medication management
  • Mobility
  • Orthotic (custom-made inserts that fit inside a shoe) equipment and training
  • Psychosocial issues
  • Safety
  • Stroke support group

Conditions Treated

Conditions associated with a stroke could include:

  • Aphasia (language disorder due to brain damage)
  • Foot drop (difficulty lifting the foot)
  • Hemiparesis (weakness on one side of the body)
  • Homonymous hemianopsia (loss of half of the field of view on the same side in both eyes)
  • Neglect

Preparing for Stroke Rehabilitation

Premier Health Library

The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about stroke rehabilitation. Learn about conditions, treatments, How to prepare for surgery, rehabilitation and much more.

Content Updated: September 10, 2018

These Upper Valley Medical Center locations offer Rehabilitation Services.
Rehabilitation at Hyatt Center
450 N. Hyatt St. Suite 102 Tipp City, OH  45371
Rehabilitation at Upper Valley Medical Center
3130 N. County Rd. 25A Troy, OH  45373
Rehabilitation at UVMC Outpatient Care Center North
280 N. Looney Rd. Piqua, OH  45356
Rehabilitation at UVMC Outpatient Care Center South
998 S. Dorset Rd. Troy, OH  45373
UVMC Sidney Center Physical Therapy
1529 Fair Road Suite 100 Sidney, OH  45365
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