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Stroke Rehabilitation

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. 

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. 

Schedule An Appointment

Patient Resource Center
The Patient Resource Center provides assistance between appointments with your physician. For assistance between therapy appointments, please contact the clinic location.
Phone:  410-614-4030 and select option 2 | Fax: 410-614-4033

Bridging the Continuum of Stroke Care

In this supplement to the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, our experts present the experiences that the Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute (SKSI) has had in pursuit of its mission to transform the care of patients who have suffered a stroke.


How Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Can Help in Stroke Recovery

Our multi-specialty stroke rehabilitation program aims to address a variety of impairments caused by stroke, working in a close partnership with you and your family.

  • Our rehabilitation physicians develop rehabilitation plans that meet recovery needs of each patient. A physician will help you build a recovery roadmap, set milestones, coordinate care, evaluate progress, and will meet with you as long as necessary to offer support in your life post stroke.
  • Our physical therapists can help address such symptoms as weakness, loss of balance, difficulty walking or moving a part of your body due to paralysis. They may recommend a variety of therapies based on your needs, which may include aquatic therapy, gait analysis and training, strength and flexibility exercises, endurance training, and may others.
  • Our occupational therapists focus on helping you be more independent when it comes to self-care tasks like getting dressed or brushing your teeth, as well as other activities of daily living essential to being functional at home or at work. Occupation therapists can also help with certain cognitive impairments like trouble concentrating.
  • Our speech-language therapists offer solutions to a variety of swallowing, voice, language and speech issue that may arise after a stroke. 
  • Our rehabilitation psychologists and neurospychologists work with you and your family to help adjust to emotional, cognitive and behavioral changes brought on by surviving a stroke.

Our Stroke Rehabilitation Experts

Find a Stroke Rehabilitation Therapist

Schedule an appointment with one of our stroke rehabilitation therapists to find treatment that can help restore function.

Johns Hopkins Stroke Centers

Johns Hopkins has five dedicated stroke centers across our hospital network. The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center are comprehensive stroke centers. Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital are primary stroke centers.


Driving Innovation in Stroke Rehabilitation

Recovering After a Stroke

Pablo Celnik, M.D., shares how his research strives to understand how people recover the ability to move after stroke.

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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