A stroke can be devastating, robbing people of their mobility, speech, independence and freedom to live life. But recovery from stroke is possible. Research shows that early and specialized rehabilitation can help maximize a person's physical and cognitive
recovery and enhance quality of life.
Our goal-directed approach to stroke rehabilitation focuses on helping patients:
Regain mobility and improve balance
Learn the skills necessary to perform daily activities
Improve speech and swallowing
Develop new cognitive and behavioral strategies to compensate for any deficits
The Patient Experience
RIM's Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF recognized our programs as meeting the highest standards in quality, safety and outcome measures.
RIM's state-of-the-art Neuroscience Unit for Stroke and Brain Injury Recovery (watch video) is equipped with the most advanced neurorecovery technology available and is staffed by experts in stroke rehabilitation.
RIM's Stroke Team is led by a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation (known as a physiatrist). Other members of the team include:
RIM’s team also involves patients and their family members at every step of the treatment process, so that everyone can make informed decisions about inpatient and outpatient services, follow-up care, home adjustments and other special needs.
RIM's stroke program incorporates therapeutic techniques based on the newest information available from emerging research around the globe. Patients have access to some of the most promising and advanced therapies for brain recovery including:
The Zero G, a body-weight supported treadmill training device to improve gait performance and mobility
The Armeo Spring, which promotes constraint induced therapy to strengthen motor function
The InMotion2, an upper extremity robotic therapy to help build new neural pathways
Dynavision 2® to address visual impairments, balance and attention
Pharmacologic interventions to manage spasticity
Advanced therapeutic interventions to improve speech and swallowing
RIM also provides a wide range of specialty services including:
For more information about RIM's inpatient stroke rehabilitation program or to schedule a tour of our Neuroscience Unit for Stroke Therapy and Brain Injury Recovery, call (313) 745-1000.
Outpatient Stroke Rehab Program
Once a patient is discharged from our inpatient stroke program, treatment continues seamlessly, as the information from our acute care hospital is transferred to the outpatient facility prior to the start of care. Through electronic medical record, case
management and staff contact, we ensure a smooth transition and peace of mind, that the quality of care you have come to expect, will continue. Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan’s outpatient program is designed to help individuals return
back to their homes, work and community activities.
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