For most people, surviving a stroke is just the first step in recovery, and nearly every patient will need some form of rehabilitation to restore function and thrive. At Johns Hopkins, we partner with you and your family to develop a customized rehabilitation plan to meet your recovery goals.
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Stroke Rehabilitation: Why Choose Johns Hopkins
- Our rehabilitation specialists work closely with neurologists as soon as patients are admitted to the hospital, which helps assess the rehabilitation needs and start the process early, usually within a day of stroke.
- Our inpatient rehabilitation units offer comprehensive and intensive rehabilitation to help patients prepare for and transition to life at home or a sub-acute facility.
- Our rehab team follows patients through the continuum of care, from inpatient to outpatient rehab, homecare and reintegrating into the community.
- Our team uses technology, including noninvasive brain stimulation and a special gaming platform - a telehealth rehabilitation solution for continuing recovering at home.
Driving Innovation in Stroke Rehabilitation
Video Game Physical Therapy
Our therapists use interactive video games to get patients moving in a more engaging and entertaining way.
I Am Dolphin
John Krakauer, M.A., M.D., and his team created a video game to help patients with brain injuries to recover their motor skills.
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PATIENT CAREEarly, Intense Rehabilitation for Stroke Recovery
When a patient has a stroke, medical teams focus primarily on discovering the root cause, and rehabilitation becomes a secondary concern a few days later. At Johns Hopkins, rehabilitation professionals join patient care teams within the first 24 to 36 hours of hospital admission for stroke to get the best outcomes.
NIBS: Michael's Story
After a traumatic brain injury and a stroke, Michael was told he had reached his limit on what he could do. Then the Johns Hopkins Noninvasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS) program helped set Michael on a path to recovery.
Stroke Rehabilitation: Mary’s Story
At 88 years old, mother and grandmother Mary is an avid Scrabble player and church choir singer. She knows her way around the iPad. And even after her stroke, she wasn’t about to give up her favorite things in life.
Celebrating the Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute's 5th Anniversary
This year we are celebrating our fifth anniversary of revolutionizing stroke care across the globe by providing comprehensive healthcare, creating new technologies and improving treatment options through innovative research.Learn more about the institute