Stroke can cause drastic changes to a person’s abilities and quality of life.
Fortunately, Cone Health Neurorehabilitation Center is dedicated to helping patients regain their functionality after a stroke. Level of abilities and functionality vary greatly among stroke patients.
The earlier a patient begins rehabilitation, the better the outcome.
Therefore, it is important to discuss with your physician or be screened for rehabilitation needs after experiencing a stroke, so a treatment plan can be tailored to your individual condition.
Regaining function after a stroke often involves one or a combination of physical, occupational, speech and/or neuropsychological therapies.
Physical therapy often involves training in balance, posture and endurance. Occupational therapy involves restoring function or developing strategies for returning to daily activities.
Speech therapy involves training in speech, language, cognition, voice and swallowing; and neuropsychological therapy involves helping patients cope with life after stroke.
Cone Health Neurohabilitation Center offers a Stroke Warriors program to provide educational and social support for stroke survivors and their caregivers.
The class is held on the second Thursday of each month from 4-5:00 pm at the Cone Health Neurorehabilitation Center. To find out more, call 271-2054.
Kristen Soth is a licensed physical therapist and the supervisor at Cone Health Neurorehabiliation Center.
She has been a physical therapist for thirteen years and has specialized in outpatient neurorehabilitation for eight years.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at University of Georgia in 1996 and earned a Master’s in Physical Therapy at Elon University in 2000.