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Stroke

Team

We have a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists,and speech and language pathologists with specialized training and experience in the treatment and evaluation of stroke.

Occupational and physical therapists on staff have received training in new approaches to improve arm and lower extremity function after a stroke. Our therapists are using various techniques to decrease tone and assist the patient in performing isolated motions.

The Functional Tone Management System  (FTM) is one system being used to accomplish this.. The SaeboFlex allows individuals suffering from neurological impairments such as stroke the ability to incorporate their hand functionally in therapy and at home by supporting the weakened wrist, hand, and fingers. The SaeboFlexis a custom fabricated orthosis that is non-electrically based and is purely mechanical. For more information about this visit SAEBO.com

St. Lawrence is a Clinical Center of Excellence for the Bioness H200 and L-300. The H-200 neuroprostetic and rehabilitation program is designed to improve arm function through the use of an arm splint combined with electrical stimulation. The L-300 assists with foot drop and the L-300 plus improves foot clearance as well as facilitating thigh muscles, which may be weak after a stroke. For more information about this program visit Bionessinc.com

Psychology/Neuropsychology services are available and considered essential to address the emotional adjustment following a stroke. Our neuropsychologists perform examinations that clarify for the patient and their families the impact of the stroke on brain function. This is very helpful when planning treatment and setting goals.

Program

The Stroke Program at St. Lawrence was developed to offer the best physical, cognitive, and emotional recovery for our patients following a stroke. The main goal of our program is that each patient achieves the highest level of function possible.

We offer the following valuable programs and services for recovering stroke patients:

  • Interdisciplinary team conferences to discuss patient progress, treatment plans, goals,and plans for discharge.
  • A team of therapists with specialized training in stroke evaluation and treatment
  • Driver Rehabilitation
  • Wheelchair and Seating Clinic
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation Program
  • Dysphagia Program
  • Wellness Programs
  • Stroke Support Group
  • Neuropsychology / Psychology
  • Local transportation is available on a limited basis