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As the leading cause of disability in the United States, stroke affects people of all ages.
The UPMC Rehabilitation Institute offers a multidisciplinary treatment plan focused on healing and helping you regain your independence after a stroke.
A stroke is a brain injury that occurs when the brain's blood supply is interrupted.
It can cause many problems, such as:
Most of these problems will improve with time and rehabilitation.
For those who have lost significant function after a stroke, it is vital to seek rehabilitation treatment as soon as possible.
At the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, our physiatrists — doctors certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation — are involved in your treatment plan from the beginning.
The integrated treatment team will work with you to overcome the effects of stroke.
The length of time you will spend in rehabilitation depends on the severity of your stroke and your specific rehabilitation needs.
Families are part of stroke treatment at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, providing vital health information and participating in therapy and support programs.
As one of the leading rehabilitation programs in the United States, stroke patients at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute have access to state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive services to help assist with recovery.
Technologies, such as those in the Robotics and Gaming Center, help you re-learn walking and other tasks so you can live a more independent life after your rehabilitation stay.
Jennifer Shen, MD, discusses the stroke rehabilitation program at UPMC.