When you are admitted to the Stroke Center at Memorial Medical Center, your therapy team may
consist of a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist & Speech Language Pathologist. They will
assist you in achieving your maximum independence.
Assesses and treats mobility deficits, works to improve balance, and
range of motion, designs exercise programs to increase strength and endurance and determine
how patients move in their environment, such as transfer techniques and walking vs. wheelchair.
Retrains patients to resume self care activities of daily living such as
bathing, dressing, feeding, grooming, toileting and so on. Works to improve function in patient’s
upper body as well as visual-perceptual and cognitive skills needed for independent living. May
conduct home evaluations according to individual patient.
Evaluates and treats problems with
speech and language skills, such as comprehension, expression, memory, cognition, reading and
writing. Addresses the patient’s ability to swallow liquids and food safely.