Stroke Rehabilitation

Optimize your stroke recovery.

When recovering from a stroke, you need the support and compassion of an experienced rehabilitation team. Our therapists will address your physical, cognitive and speech challenges with the aim of helping you regain skills needed to reconnect with the people and activities you love and live more independently.

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Stroke Rehabilitation Locations

We provide stroke rehabilitation services at five nationally certified stroke centers.

Patient-focused therapy that empowers you

After stroke treatment, our primary goal is to get you back to your daily life. Your stroke rehabilitation team will work with you to create a comprehensive therapy plan structured around the type and severity of your stroke. That may include a combination of physical and speech therapies as well as counseling both during your hospital stay and on an outpatient basis.

Our stroke recovery program empowers you to rebuild your strength and coordination through a controlled and well-defined process. We use wireless technologies like the Bioness H200 and L300 to help restore function and mobility in your hands, arms, legs and feet.

If you have trouble speaking, swallowing or processing language, our speech pathologists will help you rebuild those skills.

Your stroke recovery treatment may also include medication management to lower the risk of future occurrences. Medicines your physician may prescribe include:

  • Blood pressure medication
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Beta-blockers
  • Anti-clotting drugs
  • Antidepressants
  • Muscle-relaxing drugs such as Botox® injections

Coping through stroke recovery stages

We can provide professional support and educational resources to help you and your family cope with any challenges you encounter during your recovery after a stroke. These include individual and family psychological services to help boost your spirits and confidence both during and after your hospital (inpatient) stay.

This support can be particularly helpful as you work toward becoming more independent through stroke rehabilitation exercises aimed at helping you perform everyday tasks like dressing, cooking and bathing.

Connect With Other Stroke Survivors.

We also offer stroke support groups that meet on a regular basis to help you and your caregiver connect with others who are facing similar issues and learn about educational topics from Novant Health experts.

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Novant Health MyChart

MyChart is a secure, convenient online tool that lets you manage your healthcare. You can schedule appointments, view test results, refill prescriptions and even have virtual visits with your providers right from your computer or smartphone.