It is possible for patients who develop paralysis due to stroke to realize their recovery potential at the highest level and return to their former lives with physical therapy and rehabilitation methods. For this, a well-planned intensive rehabilitation in the early post- stroke period is required. There are special rehabilitation centers in the USA for this purpose. In this article, we have covered the best stroke physical therapy and rehabilitation centers in the USA.
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Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Chicago, Illinois
Formerly The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, now known as Shirley Ryan Ability LabIt is one of the centers where the largest number of stroke patients are rehabilitated in the USA. In addition to its clinical experience, it is among the most successful physical therapy centers with its scientifically pioneering physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, speech therapy, robot-assisted walking technology, patient education and support groups. In this center, clinicians, scientists dealing with basic sciences and technology developers work in the same environment and develop rehabilitation methods. Many inventions and discoveries are made in areas such as stem cells, interactive software, bionic limbs, virtual reality treadmills, robots. It has separate units for the rehabilitation of brain, spinal cord, neuromuscular-bone, pediatric patients and cancer patients.
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Memorial Hermann, Houston, Texas
Rehabilitation and Research Institutehas an approach that puts the family as well as the patient in the center. Founded in 1925, Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center is a teaching hospital serving both pediatric and adult patients. In the rehabilitation unit, the patient rooms are specially designed to ensure the comfort of the patient and his companion. Rehabilitation of patients with brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological diseases and amputees is carried out. Individual and group therapy sessions, physiotherapy, speech therapy sessions are held. The patient is regularly re-evaluated by specialists. Occupational therapy sessions are administered to help patients return to work. Treatments are planned individually. After the inpatient physical therapy ends and the patient is discharged, the outpatient rehabilitation program is continued if necessary.
The University of Washington Medicine Stroke Center, Seattle, Washington
Another center specialized in post-stroke care and rehabilitation is in Seattle . This center makes a name for itself with the research of new drugs and surgical techniques for the treatment and prevention of stroke. It has an emergency unit, acute stroke team, neuroimaging and neurosurgery services. It is a center that works every day of the year, around the clock, to provide the most modern and effective treatment to patients who have had a new stroke. The rehabilitation unit is among the top 5 centers in the USA for 2018-19.
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Every year, around 15,000 patients with brain damage due to stroke or similar are treated at the Mayo clinic . Neurology, emergency medicine, rehabilitation departments are available. It also offers telemedicine service for diagnosis and treatment of remote patients. Its mission is to provide personalized rehabilitation services for all patients, children or adults, inpatient or outpatient.
Craig Hastanesi, Englewood, Colorado
It is a center that provides the most appropriate treatment with its multidisciplinary team for every period after stroke . He has experience with both young and old patients. The treatment unit includes rooms designed for individual therapy and an area where supervised activity takes place. Different treatment classes are available, such as skills class, fit class, talk group, and training programs. Treatments are determined according to the needs of the patient and the stage of the disease, and as the patient progresses, they can be taken from one program to another. Patients with brain damage can be hospitalized for 30-90 days, depending on their treatment goals.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital , which rose to the 2nd place in the list of the best hospitals in the USA in 2018, is the official teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In this respect, it is a pioneer in rehabilitation medicine. Apart from its 132-bed main campus, it includes 25 outpatient centers in eastern Massachusetts. A model system has been adopted in the fields of brain injury, spinal cord injury and burn rehabilitation.
Shepherd Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Serving since 1975, the Shepherd Center treats around 1,500 inpatients and 6,000 outpatients each year. It focuses specifically on neurological problems such as stroke, brain injury, degenerative diseases and spinal cord injury. It is an experienced clinic in terms of strokes occurring at a young age.
Rusk Rehabilitation Center, New York City, New York
Dr Howard A. Rusk is considered one of the founders of modern physical rehabilitation. Established in his name in 1948, this center has units related to almost every field of rehabilitation in New York. It accepts patients in areas such as neurological problems, orthopedic rehabilitation, aphasia, spinal cord injury, brain damage. There are also services such as the use of prostheses and driving training for people with physical disabilities.